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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

YU1 small transport submarines of Japanese Army (1943-1944)

YU1 1944

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
ゆ1 <YU1>     Hitachi, Kasado 7/1943 16/10/1943 late 1943 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1946
ゆ2 <YU2>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ3 <YU3>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ4 <YU4>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ5 <YU5>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ6 <YU6>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ7 <YU7>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ8 <YU8>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ9 <YU9>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ10 <YU10>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 1943 - 1944 mid-1944 surrendered 8/1945, foundered 1/1946
ゆ11 <YU11>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 --- --- BU incomplete 1946
ゆ12 <YU12>     Hitachi, Kasado 1943 - 1944 1943 - 1944 mid-1944 surrendered 8/1945, foundered 1/1946

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

273 / 370

Length, m

39.5 pp 40.9 oa

Breadth, m

3.90

Draught, m

2.95

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 diesels / 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

400 / 75

Max speed, kts

10 / 5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 1500(8) / 32(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 37/46 97-shiki

Military load 40 t of cargo

Complement

13
Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: Maru-Yu series of IJA. These boats were built by request and on means from the budget of Imperial Japanese Army. Design was developed by army officers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: YU1 was lost in 1943, fate of YU2-9 and 11 is unknown. YU10 and 12 were handed over on demolition in 1947.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14