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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Kaidai 3b" large submarines (1928-1930)

I156 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
伊56 <I56>, 5/1942- 156 <I156>     Kure K K 11/1926 23/3/1928 3/1929 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 1/4/1946
伊57 <I57>, 5/1942- 157 <I157>     Kure K K 7/1927 1/10/1928 12/1929 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 1/4/1946
伊59 <I59>, 5/1942- 159 <I159>     Yokosuka K K 3/1927 25/3/1929 3/1930 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 1/4/1946
60 <I60>     Sasebo K K 10/1927 24/4/1929 12/1929 sunk 17/1/1942
63 <I63>     Sasebo K K 1926 28/9/1927 12/1928 collision 2/2/1939

  

Displacement standard, t

1635

Displacement normal, t

1800 / 2300

Length, m

94.0 pp 98.9 wl 101.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

4.90

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

79

Diving depth operational, m 60

Ship project history: Kaidai 3b (Large Admiralty 3b) type. Built under the 1923-1928 programme. Should become repetition of Kaidai 3 type, however during trials of a lead submarine of this type I53 a number of constructive lacks, such as insufficient stability and vibration on high speed has been revealed. Besides submarine was not possible to reach design 22kts. For lacks correction designers brought a number of changes into design: the hull was lengthened, its lines were a little changed, size of CT was moderated. After that design was renamed as Kaidai 3b (boats of first series began to be called Kaidai 3).

Modernizations: 4/1945, I156, I157, I159: - 1 x 1 - 120/45; + 2 Kaiten human torpedoes.

Naval service: I63 was lost as result of collision with I60 off Kyushu 2/2/1939 in the Bungo Straits, she was raised 22/1/1940 and broken up. I60 17/1/1942 was sunk in Sunda Strait by British destroyer Jupiter. Remained three boats in 1942 were re-rated as training submarines and laid up in April, 1944, conversion to Kaiten carriers started late the same year. I156, I157 and I159 were scuttled by Americans 1/4/1946.

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Ivan Gogin, 2008-14