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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Schneider-Laubeuf" 3 class submarines (1917-1920)

15-go 1919

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第14号艦 <14-go (i)>(No14(i)) SO-1 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône, France 11/1913 7/1915 --- // 6/1916 purchased by France 6/1915 (Armide)
第14号艦 <14-go (ii)>(No14(ii), 11/1924- 9 <HA9   >   Kure K K 3/1918 28/3/1918 4/1920 stricken 12/1928
第15号艦 <15-go>(No15), 11/1924- 10 <HA10   > SO-2 Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saône, France 11/1913 7/4/1914 7/1917 stricken 12/1928

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

No14 (ii): 480 / 737

No14 (i), 15: 418 / 665

Length, m

No14 (ii): 58.6

No14 (i), 15: 56.7

Breadth, m

5.20

Draught, m

No14 (ii): 3.30

No14 (i), 15: 3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Schneider diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

No14 (ii): 1800 / 850

No14 (i), 15: 2000 / 850

Max speed, kts

No14 (ii): 16.5 / 9.5

No14 (i), 15: 17 / 10

Fuel, t

No14 (ii): diesel oil 35

No14 (i), 15: diesel oil 32

Endurance, nm(kts) 2050(10) / 60(4)
Armament

No14 (ii): 1 x 1 - 7.7/94, 6 - 450 TT (4 bow, 2 side drop-collars, 8)

No14 (i), 15: 4 - 450 TT (4 bow, 4 side drop-collars, 8), 1 x 1 - 40/39 pompom

Complement

30

Diving depth operational, m

30?

Ship project history: Schneider-Laubeuf type. Built in Kure under Schneider-Creusot drawings. Ordered under the 1912 program in 1915 for replacement of submarine with same number requisitioned by France for own navy. She was structurally similar to French sister-ships, but differed by increased dimensions and presence of four bow torpedo tubes (they carried all torpedoes in side drop-collars). Diesels were delivered from France. No14 at the moment of her laying it is possible to consider rather perfect, but her building was delayed, and at the moment of commission she was already obsolete.  

No 15 was ordered in December, 1911 together with sister-ship No14, however latter after war beginning has been requisitioned and commissioned by French Navy as Armide. Building of No15 was suspended: she was handed over to customers only in July, 1917. Instead of submarine No14 Japanese have decided to build in homeland a new boat with the same number. Submarine No15 has played important role in development of the Japanese submarine fleet. She was double-hulled, possessed big stowage of fuel. By the First World War end she was unique modern submarine of IJN.

Modernizations: 1919, 14, 15-go: - 1 x 1 - 40/39; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 3-shiki.

Naval service: No significant events.

HA10

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14