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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Vickers L(1)" 2 class submarines (1920)

25-go 1921

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第25号艦 <25-go>, 11/1924- 51 <RO51>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 11/1918 25/10/1919 6/1920 stricken 1940
第26号艦 <26-go>, 11/1924- 52 <RO52>       Mitsubishi, Kobe 11/1918 9/3/1920 11/1920 stricken 4/1932

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

893 / 1195

Length, m

67.1 pp 70.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

3.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Vickers diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

2400 / 1600

Max speed, kts

17 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 75

Endurance, nm(kts) 5500(10) / 80(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/23 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 6 - 450 TT (4 bow, 2 beam, 10)

Complement

48

Diving depth operational, m

60

Ship project history: Vickers L(1) type. Built in Japan under Vickers drawings under 1917 programme and were structurally similar to British submarines of L type. Order on their building has been concluded in late 1917, however they have commissioned very late after war. Double-hulled.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 26-go was sunk 29/10/1923 in cause of human error, salvaged 17/11/1923 and repaired.

RO51

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14