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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Kaidai 5" large submarines (1932)

I65 1941

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
65 <I65>, 5/1942- 165 <I165>     Kure K K 12/1929 2/6/1931 12/1932 sunk 27/6/1945
66 <I66>, 5/1942- 166 <I166>     Sasebo K K 11/1929 2/6/1931 11/1932 sunk 17/7/1944
67 <I67>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 1929 7/4/1931 8/1932 lost 29/8/1940

  

Displacement standard, t

1575

Displacement normal, t

1705 / 2330

Length, m

90.5 pp 95.4 wl 97.7 oa

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

4.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kampon diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000 / 1800

Max speed, kts

20.5 / 8.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 190

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

1 x 1 - 100/50 88-shiki, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 14)

Sensors MV-shiki hydrophone

Complement

75

Diving depth operational, m 75

Ship project history: Kaidai 5 (Large Admiralty 5) type. Built under the 1927-1931 programme. Development of Kaidai 4 type, differed by increased diving depth and new 100mm gun. Double-hulled.

Modernizations: 4/1945, I165: - 1 x 1 - 100/50; + 2 Kaiten human torpedoes.

Naval service: I67 was lost 29/8/1940 during fleet manoeuvres off Bonin. I166 was sunk 17/7/1944 at Singapore by torpedo from British submarine Telemachus. I165 was sunk 27/6/1945 E off Saipan by US aircraft.

I65 1932

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14