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JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

KUROSHIO submarine (1943 / 1955)

Kuroshio 1965

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
くろしお <Kuroshio> (ex-Mingo) SS501 60 Electric Boat, Groton, USA 3/1942 30/11/1942 2/1943 // 15/8/1955 returned 8/1970

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1810 / 2410

Length, m

92.2 wl 95.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.31

Draught, m

4.65

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Hoover, Owens, Rentschler diesel-generators / 4 electric motors

Power, h. p.

5400 / 2740

Max speed, kts

20.25 / 8.75

Fuel, t

diesel oil 378 - 472

Endurance, nm (kts) 11000 (10) / 96 (2)

Armament

1 x 1 - 127/25 Mk 40, 10 - 533 TT (6 bow, 4 stern, 24)

Sensors

SS, ST, SV radars, WFA, JT sonars, APR-1 ECM suite

Complement

60

Diving depth operational, m

90

Ship project history: The US Gato class submarine Mingo was transferred under MDAP. She was used primarily as a training boat until decommissioned on 31 March 1966.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2016