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"SHINKAI" midget submarine (1944)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

1 boat

Ourazaki, Kure: 1 boat

1944: 1 boat

unknown

none

unknown


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement normal, t

11.5

Length, m

12.5

Breadth, m1.65
Draught, m1.20
No of shafts

1

Machinery1 electric motor
Power, h. p.20
Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

none

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 1-t explosive charge

Complement

2

Diving depth operational, m 


Standard scale images


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"Shinkai" 1944


Ship project history


Smallest Japanese midget submarine, intended to attack ships anchored in Pacific atolls. Design, known as "9-Kanamono", included oval hull form and side ballast tanks.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Boat never went to sea. Fate is unknown.