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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

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ex-Dutch AREND patrol ships (1930/1942-1944)

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第104号哨戒艇 <104-go>(P104) (ex-Valk) 312 Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands   19/10/1929 1930 // 10/1942 damaged 25/5/1945, never repaired
第108号哨戒艇 <108-go>(P108) (ex-Arend) 311 Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands   21/5/1929 1/1930 // 7/1944 sunk 28/3/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

775

Displacement full, t

1011

Length, m

66.5 wl 70.1 oa

Breadth, m

8.99

Draught, m

2.79

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3350

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 275
Endurance, nm(kts) 1400(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT (48)

Complement

65

 

Ship project history: After capture by Japan in the beginning of 1942 of extensive possession in South-East Asia, Japanese has got some number of enemy ships in damaged condition, thrown out by Americans, British and Dutch at retreat. Part of these ships has been repaired by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as patrols. Three destroyers, British Thracian, American Stewart and Dutch Banckert, become in the IJN patrols 101, 102 and 106, have appeared the largest trophies. Remaining were former minesweepers, tugs and colonial service vessels of Dutch and American Navies.

    104 (ex-Dutch colonial service vessel Valk) was scuttled in Tjilajap harbour 8/3/1942, salvaged by Japanese and entered service 15/10/1942 as patrol 104. 108 (ex-Dutch colonial service vessel Arend) 1/3/1942 was scuttled, raised by Japanese 29/2/1944 and after repair 31/7/1944 commissioned as patrol 108.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: P104 was heavy damaged 25/5/1945 on a mine and was not under repair. 24/8/1945 she was sunk nearby to Maizuru on a mine. P108 28/3/1945 was sunk at Macassar by American aircraft of TF.38.
 

 

Valk 1938

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14