Type C-class Midget Submarine
|Displacement||46 tons full|
|Machinery||40hp diesel, 600hp electric motor|
|Bunkerage||500nm at 6 knots surfaced, 120nm at 4 knots submerged|
|Armament||2x457mm muzzle-loaded torpedoes|
|Submerged Speed||19 knots|
Contributor: David Stubblebine
This article refers to the entire Type C-class; it is not about an individual vessel.
15 Ko-hyoteki Hei Gata Type C midgets submarines were made and none were used operationally, according to most sources. These were also improved versions of the Type A with a crew of 3, diesel generator, and an increased radius. Some sources say as many as 47 boats were built with 15 being deployed. Given that one Type C wreck was recovered from the waters around Guam, some manner of deployment seems apparent.
Sources: Wikipedia; Naval History & Heritage Command; Combined Fleet; Japan-101.
Visitor Submitted Comments
All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.
- » Pages of Alfred Rosenberg's Diary Found (2013.06.12)
- » British team to search for buried Spitfires in Myanmar (2013.01.08)
- » Japanese Prime Minister to send envoys to South Korea (2013.01.02)
- » See all news
Advertise on ww2db.com
- » 729 biographies
- » 305 events
- » 27125 timeline entries
- » 668 ships
- » 301 aircraft models
- » 163 vehicle models
- » 253 weapon models
- » 65 historical documents
- » 285 book reviews
- » 209 maps
- » 16250 photos, 1474 in color