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.
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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