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Ch-28 Class, Japanese Submarine Chasers


Photograph of Ch-28 class submarine chaser

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Specifications:


Tonnage 420 tons standard
Dimensions
160'9" by 22'0" by 8'8"
49.00m by 6.71m by 2.64m
Maximum speed       16 knots
Armament
1 3"/40 AA gun
2 13mm/76 machine guns
2 depth charge rails
36 depth charges
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (1700 bhp)
Modifications
1944: 3 25mm/60 AA guns
1944-9-15: 1x3 25mm/60 AA guns and Type 22 radar

The Ch-28s were completed in 1942-1944. They were based on the successful Ch-13s.


Units in the Pacific:

Ch-29
Completed 1942-4-20
Sunk by aircraft 1944-2-18 off Truk
Ch-30
Completed 1942-5-13
Sunk 1944-12-24 off Kuching by Barbero
Ch-28      Completed 1942-5-15      Sunk by aircraft 1945-2-2 off Mindanao
Ch-31
Completed 1942-6-15
Sunk by aircraft 1945-1-12 off Indochina
Ch-33
Completed 1942-8-14
Sunk by aircraft 1945-3-21 off Indochina
Ch-32
Completed 1942-8-19
Sunk by aircraft 1944-12-24 off Mindoro
Ch-34
Completed 1942-8-31
Sunk 1945-3-26 off Andaman Islands by Saumarez, Volage, Vigilant and Virago
Ch-36
Completed 1942-10-15
Sunk by aircraft 1944-11-19 at Subic Bay
Ch-37     
Completed 1942-10-31     
Sunk by aircraft 1945-5-22 near 129.2E 29.8N
Ch-39
Completed 1942-10-31
Sunk by aircraft 1944-2-16 off New Ireland
Ch-38
Completed 1942-12-10

Ch-41
Completed 1943-1-31

Ch-35
Completed 1943-2-28
Sunk by aircraft 1945-2-23 near n109.0E 11.5N
Ch-40
Completed 1943-3-31
Sunk by aircraft 1944-2-19 off New Ireland
Ch-43
Completed 1943-4-7
Sunk 1945-1-12 at Cam Ranh
Ch-42
Completed 1943-5-1
Sunk by aircraft 1945-8-10 at Onagawa Wan
Ch-44
Completed 1943-5-15

Ch-48
Completed 1943-7-31
Sunk by aircraft 1945-7-14 off Kamaishi
Ch-47
Completed 1943-8-21

Ch-46
Completed 1943-9-30
Sunk by aircraft 1944-11-25 off Masbate
Ch-45
Completed 1943-10-15     
Sunk by aircraft 1944-11-29 off Leyte
Ch-51
Completed 1943-11-8

Ch-54
Completed 1943-11-12
Sunk 1944-3-25 off Chichi Jima by Pollack
Ch-50
Completed 1943-11-30     
Sunk 1944-7-18 off Chichi Jima by Plaice
Ch-52
Completed 1943-11-30

Ch-58
Completed 1944-1-26
Sunk by aircraft 1945-5-22 off Taira Shima
Ch-49
Completed 1944-1-31

Ch-53
Completed 1944-3-20
Sunk 1944-11-28 off Leyte by Waller, Saufley, Renshaw, and Pringle
Ch-60
Completed 1944-3-28

Ch-61
Completed 1944-5-8
Sunk by aircraft 1945-1-9 off Takao
Ch-55
Completed 1944-5-31
Sunk by aircraft 1944-9-12 off Cebu
Ch-63
Completed 1944-6-30
Torpedoed 1945-3-26 off Andaman Islands by Volage, Vigilant, and Virago
Ch-56     
Completed 1944-7-26

Ch-57
Completed 1944-10-28     
Sunk 1945-6-12 off Sabang by Tarter, Eskimo, and Nubian

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-10-31)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Worth (2001)



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