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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Kaidai 3a" large submarines (1927-1928)

I54 1941

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
伊53 <I53> (ex-第64号艦 <64-go>), 5/1942- 153 <I153>     Kure K K 4/1924 5/8/1925 3/1927 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1948
伊54 <I54> (ex-第77号艦 <77-go>), 5/1942- 154 <I154>     Sasebo K K 11/1924 15/3/1926 12/1927 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1946
伊55 <I55> (ex-第78号艦 <78-go>), 5/1942- 155 <I155>     Kure K K 4/1924 2/9/1925 9/1927 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1946
伊58 <I58>, 5/1942- 158 <I158>     Yokohama K K 12/1924 3/10/1925 5/1928 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 1/4/1946

  

Displacement standard, t

1635

Displacement normal, t

1800 / 2300

Length, m

94.5 pp 100.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.98

Draught, m

4.83

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kampon diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6800 / 1800

Max speed, kts

20 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 190

Endurance, nm(kts) 10000(10)/90(3)
Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 11-shiki, 8 - 533 TT (6 bow, 2 stern, 16)

Sensors K-chubu hydrophone

Complement

64

Diving depth operational, m

60

Ship project history: Kaidai 3 (later Kaidai 3a, Large Admiralty 3a) type. Built under the 1923-1928 programme. Further development of Kaidai 2 type: displacement was increased on 300t at simultaneous decrease in a buoyancy for diving time reduction; hull and CT lines were a little changed. Double-hulled.

Modernizations: 4/1945, I158: - 1 x 1 - 120/45; + 2 Kaiten human torpedoes.

Naval service: In March-July, 1942 all were re-rated as training submarines. First two were laid up in January, 1944, and I155 in July, 1945.

I153, I154 and I155 after war were broken up and I158 was scuttled by Americans 1/4/1946.

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Ivan Gogin, 2008-14