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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"UCIII" ex-German submarines (O4) (1918 / 1918)

O4 1918

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
○4潜水艦 <O4> (ex-U90)   324 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 1917 19/1/1918 7/1918 // 12/1918 BU 1921
○5潜水艦 <O5> (ex-U99)   333 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 1917 17/3/1918 9/1918 // 11/1918 BU 1921

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

491 / 571

Length, m

56.5

Breadth, m

5.54

Draught, m

3.77

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels / 2 SSW electric motors

Power, h. p.

600 / 770

Max speed, kts

11.5 / 6.6

Fuel, t

diesel oil 67

Endurance, nm(kts)

9850(7) / 40(4.5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08 or 1 x 1 - 105/42 Utof L/45 C/16, 3 - 500 TT (2 bow, 1 stern, 7), 14 mines

Complement

32

Diving depth operational, m

75

Ship project history: German submarines of UC III type, transferred to Japan after World War I.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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

Ivan Gogin, 2014