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Jingei Class, Japanese Submarine Tenders


Photograph of Jingei, Japanese submarine tender

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Specifications:


Tonnage 6600 tons standard displacement
8500 tons normal displacement
Dimensions 405'2" by 53' by 24'
123.49m y 16.15m by 7.32m
Maximum speed     
18 knots
Complement 399
Aircraft 1 seaplane
Armament 2x2 5.5"/50 guns
2 3"/40 AA guns
4 25mm/60 AA guns
2 light machine guns
2x2 24" torpedo tubes
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (7500 shp)
6 Kampon boilers
Bunkerage
2300 tons fuel oil
Modifications
1944: 3" guns replaced with 6x3 25mm/60 AA guns, depth charges


The Jingeis were completed in 1923-1924 at the Mitsubishi Nagasaki yards. These ships were designed to operate with the fleet as control ships for their submarine flotillas. No catapult was provided for the seaplane.


Units in the Pacific:

Chogei       near 115.7E 7.7N (Iabac Strait)      
Jingei Wake Invasion Force
Sunk by aircraft 1944-10-10 off Okinawa


References

Carpenter and Polmar (1986)

CombinedFleet.com

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2010-1-25)

Worth (2001)


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