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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Kaichu 2" 2 class submarines (1920-1921)

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第22号艦 <22-go>, 11/1924- 14 <RO14>     Kure K K 9/1918 31/3/1919 2/1921 hulk 1931
第23号艦 <23-go>, 11/1924- 13 <RO13>     Kure K K 10/1918 26/8/1919 9/1920 sold 4/1932
第24号艦 <24-go>, 11/1924- 15 <RO15>     Kure K K 10/1918 14/10/1920 6/1921 stricken 1931

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

755 / 1050

Length, m

70.1

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

3.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sulzer diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

2600 / 1200

Max speed, kts

17 / 9

Fuel, t

diesel oil 75

Endurance, nm(kts) 6000(10) / 85(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/23 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 6 - 450 TT (4 bow, 2 side drop-collars, 10)

Complement

45

Diving depth operational, m

45

Ship project history: Kaichu (2) (medium Navy design 2) type, slightly improved version of the previous class. In their construction peculiarities of Far East theatre have been considered. Submarines besides transverse bulkheads had longitudinal ones, that theoretically should raise their damage tolerance, but in practice it has made them only extremely tight and inconvenient for habitability. Diesels were delivered by Sulzer from neutral Switzerland. Double-hulled.

Boats of Kaidai 2 class as a whole have been recognised successful.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: RO14 served as training hulk till 1940 and BU only in 1948.

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Ivan Gogin, 2008-14