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"Vickers L(3)" 2 class submarines (1922-1923)

RO57 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第46号艦 <46-go>, 11/1924- 57 <RO57>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 11/1920 3/12/1921 7/1922 stricken 5/1945
第47号艦 <47-go>, 11/1924- 58 <RO58>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 11/1920 2/3/1922 11/1922 stricken 5/1945
第57号艦 <57-go>, 11/1924- 59 <RO59>     Mitsubishi, Kobe 11/1920 28/6/1922 3/1923 stricken 5/1945

  

Displacement standard, t

889

Displacement normal, t

897 / 1195

Length, m

74.0 pp 76.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

4.00

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 98

Endurance, nm(kts) 7000(10) / 85(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/23 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 4 - 533 TT (bow, 10)

Complement

48

Diving depth operational, m

60

Ship project history: Vickers L(3) type. Built under the 1919 programme under Vickers licence and were structurally very similar to British L class submarines. Saddle-tank construction. Planned No48-50 submarines were cancelled in 1920 and replaced by order for minelaying submarines.

Modernizations: 1933-1934, all: - 1 x 1 - 76/23; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 88-shiki, fuel stowage can be increased to 117 t.

Naval service: All 3 submarines were used for training from 1941.

57-go 1923

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14