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Ch-3, Japanese Submarine Chaser


Photograph of submarine chaser Ch-3

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Specifications:


Tonnage 270 tons standard
Dimensions
180'4" by 18'4" by 6'11"
54.97m by 5.59m by 2.11m
Maximum speed       20 knots
Complement 45
Armament
2 40mm AA guns
36 depth charges
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (2500 bhp)
Range
1500 nautical miles (2800 km) at 14 knots
Modifications
1944: 3 25mm/60 AA guns added
Sensors
Type 93 sonar


The Ch-3 was a slightly modified Ch-1, with less top weight. She was at Magong with 1 Base Force when war broke out, and survived the war.


References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-1-20)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-1-20)

Morison (1948)

Worth (2001)



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