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Cha-1 Class, Japanese Auxiliary Submarine Chasers


Specifications:


Tonnage 130 tons standard
Dimensions
85'4" by 18'4" by 6'6"
26.01m by 5.59m by 1.98m
Maximum speed       11 knots
Complement
23
Armament
1 light machine gun
22 depth charges
Machinery
1-shaft diesel (400 bhp)
Range
1000 nautical miles (1900 km) at 10 knots


The Cha-1s were completed in 1943-1944. They were wooden-hulled vessels based on fishing trawlers and were intended for civilian use after the war. In some respects they resembled the Pa-1s. About 201 were built.


References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2012-2-20)

Worth (2001)



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