Type C file photo [25370]

Type C-class Midget Submarine

CountryJapan
Displacement46 tons full
Length80 feet
Beam8 feet
Draft6 feet
Machinery40hp diesel, 600hp electric motor
Bunkerage500nm at 6 knots surfaced, 120nm at 4 knots submerged
Speed7 knots
Crew3
Armament2x457mm muzzle-loaded torpedoes
Submerged Speed19 knots
Number Built15

Contributor:

This article refers to the entire Type C-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbase15 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.

ww2dbaseSources: Wikipedia; Naval History & Heritage Command; Combined Fleet; Japan-101.

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Japanese Ko-hyoteki Hei Gata Type C midget submarine on a pedestal at Camp Dealy Rest & Recreation center on Guam, Mariana Islands, mid-1940s. This sub was captured aground on western Guam in late 1944.




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Japanese Ko-hyoteki Hei Gata Type C midget submarine on a pedestal at Camp Dealy Rest & Recreation center on Guam, Mariana Islands, mid-1940s. This sub was captured aground on western Guam in late 1944.




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