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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Junsen 2" large patrol submarine (1935)

I6 1944

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
6 <I6>     Kawasaki, Kobe 10/1932 31/3/1934 5/1935 sunk 14/7/1944

  

Displacement standard, t

1900

Displacement normal, t

2243 / 3061

Length, m

92.1 pp 95.7 wl 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.06

Draught, m

5.31

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kampon diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

8000 / 2600

Max speed, kts

20 / 7.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 190

Endurance, nm(kts) 20000(10) / 60(3)
Armament

1 x 1 - 127/40 88-shiki, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 17), 1 catapult, 1 seaplane (E9W1)

Sensors 93-shiki sonar, 93-shiki hydrophone

Complement

97

Diving depth operational, m

80

Ship project history: Junsen 2 (Cruiser submarine 2) type. Built under 1st Supplementary programme of 1931, design was close to Junsen 1M type, differed by a little more engine power and another artillery: 127mm dual-purpose gun instead of 140mm. Arrangement of aviation armament (containers and a catapult) did not differ from accepted on Junsen 1M.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: I6 after 30/6/1944 was lost off Saipan (presumably sunk 14/7/1944 in Mariana Islands area by US escort destroyer William . Miller).

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Ivan Gogin, 2008-14