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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Vickers L(2)" 2 class submarines (1921-1922)

27-go 1923

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第27号艦 <27-go>, 11/1924- 53 <RO53>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 3/1919 6/7/1920 3/1921 stricken 1938
第28号艦 <28-go>, 11/1924- 54 <RO54>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 3/1919 13/10/1920 9/1921 stricken 1939
第29号艦 <29-go>, 11/1924- 55 <RO55>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 2/1920 10/2/1921 11/1921 stricken 1939
第30号艦 <30-go>, 11/1924- 56 <RO56>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 2/1920 11/5/1921 1/1922 stricken 1940

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

893 / 1195

Length, m

67.1 pp 70.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.10

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 80

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

1 x 1 - 76/23 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 4 - 450 TT (bow, 8)

Complement

48

Diving depth operational, m

60

Ship project history: Vickers L(2) type. Built in Japan under Vickers drawings and were structurally similar to British submarines of L type. The 1918 programme, improved version of L(1) design.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

29-go 1921

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14