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Japanese submarine I-159
Career Naval Ensign of Japan.svg
Name: I-159
Builder: Yokosuka Naval Arsenal
Laid down: 25 March 1927, as I-59
Launched: 25 March 1929
Completed: 31 March 1930
Renamed: 20 May 1942, as I-159
Fate: Scuttled in 1946
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Kaidai-class submarine (Type IIIB)
Displacement: 1,833 long tons (1,862 t) surfaced
2,602 long tons (2,644 t) submerged
Length: 331.4 ft (101.0 m)
Beam: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Draught: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines, 6,800 hp (5.1 MW)
Electric motors, 1,800 hp (1.3 MW)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (surfaced)
8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) (submerged)
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) (surfaced)
Test depth: 60 m (200 ft)
Complement: 60 officers and men
Armament: 6 × 533 mm (21 in) forward torpedo tubes
2 × 533 mm (21 in) aft torpedo tubes
1 × 12 cm (4.7 in)/50 cal. deck gun

I-159 was a Kaidai-class submarine (KD3 Type) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.[2]

FateEdit

Decommissioned on 30 November 1945, sunk as a target off the Gotō Islands on 1 April 1946.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Type KD3". combinedfleet.com. 2012. http://www.combinedfleet.com/type_kd3.htm. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. Hackett, Bob; Kingsepp, Sander (2012). "IJN Submarine I-159: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. http://www.combinedfleet.com/I-159.htm. Retrieved 1 March2012. 


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