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D2 Class, Japanese Submarines


Specifications:


Tonnage

1660 tons standard
1926 tons surfaced
2240 tons submerged

Dimensions

241'3" by 29'2" by 16'7"
73.53m by 8.89m by 5.05m

Maximum speed      

13 knots surfaced
6.5 knots submerged

Dive to 330 feet
to 100 meters

Complement

60

Armament

1 5.5"/40 gun
2 25mm/60 AA guns
Machinery
2 diesels (1750 hp) or electric (1200 hp)

Range

5000 nautical miles (9300 km) at 13 knots surfaced
100 nautical miles (190 km) at 3 knots submerged

Cargo 110 tons general cargo
150 tons fuel cargo
Modifications In 1945, I-372 was converted to a Kaiten carrier.


The D2s were transport submarines equipped with a single landing boat. They were based on the D1s but with stronger hulls and with internal cargo fuel tanks that reduced their range. They were equipped with snorkels. Five more were planned but canceled.


Units in the Pacific:

I-373 Completed 1945-5-14 (Yokosuka)       Torpedoed 1945-8-14 off Shanghai by Spikefish


References

Carpenter and Polmar (1986)

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2011-12-15)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Worth (2001)


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