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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Kaidai 4" large submarines (1929-1930)

I64 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
61 <I61>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 1926 12/11/1927 4/1929 collision 6/10/1941
62 <I62>, 5/1942- 162 <I162>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 4/1927 29/11/1928 4/1930 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 1/4/1946
64 <I64>, 5/1942- 164 <I164>     Kure K K 3/1928 5/10/1929 8/1930 sunk 17/5/1942

  

Displacement standard, t

1635

Displacement normal, t

1720 / 2300

Length, m

91.0 pp 95.5 wl 97.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.80

Draught, m

4.83

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kampon diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000 / 1800

Max speed, kts

20 / 8.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 190

Endurance, nm 10800(10) / 60(3)
Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 11-shiki, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 14)

Sensors K-chubu hydrophone

Complement

58

Diving depth operational, m 60

Ship project history: Kaidai 4 (Large Admiralty 4). Built under the 1923-1928 programme. Development of Kaidai 3b type, the basic differences consisted in a little bit smaller hull length and reduction of bow TTs number from six to four for lightening of a fore end.

Modernizations: 4/1945, I162: - 1 x 1 - 120/45; + 2 Kaiten human torpedoes.

Naval service: I61 1/10/1941 was lost as a result of collision with gunboat off Iki. In February, 1942 she was raised, but repair has been recognised as inexpedient, and wreck was broken up. I64 17/5/1942 was sunk SE off Kagoshima by US submarine Triton. I162 14/2/1943 was damaged by torpedo from US submarine Thresher and was under repair till May, 1943, in July, 1944 she was re-rated as training submarine, early 1945 there is begun conversion to Kaiten carrier, submarine was scuttled by Americans 1/4/1946.

I61

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14