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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"X B" type ex-German submarine (1942/1945)

I505 1945

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U219, 7/1945- 505 <I505> (ex-U219)   625 Germania Werft, Kiel, Germany   5/1941 6/10/1942 12/1942 // 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1947

  

Displacement standard, t

1370

Displacement normal, t

1735 / 2143

Length, m

89.8

Breadth, m

9.20

Draught, m

4.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Germania diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

4200 / 1100

Max speed, kts

16.4 / 7

Fuel, t

diesel oil 362

Endurance, nm(kts) 18450(10) / 93(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 37/80 C/30U, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 2 - 533 TT (bow, 15), 66 mines instead of cargo

Military load 250 t of cargo instead of mines

Sensors

FuMO 30 radar, GHG hydrophone, FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

Complement

52
Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: After capitulation of Germany all being in Japan German submarines 8-10/5/1945 were transferred under Japanese control and after assimilation of ships by new crews entered service. 15/7/1945 they have replaced old, still German numbering on accepted in the IJN.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14