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Japanese submarine I-165
Japanese submarine I-165 in 1932
I-65 in 1932
Career Naval Ensign of Japan.svg
Name: I-65
I-165
Builder: Kure Naval Arsenal
Laid down: 19 December 1929
Launched: 2 June 1931
Completed: 1 December 1932
Fate: Sunk in 1945
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,575 long tons (1,600 t) surfaced
2,330 long tons (2,367 t) submerged
Length: 97.70 m (320 ft 6 in)
Beam: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
Draught: 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Sulzer Mk.3 diesels 2 shafts 6,000 bhp
1,800 shp
Speed: 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h) surfaced
8.2 kn (15.2 km/h) submerged
Range:

10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h) surfaced

60 nmi (110 km) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 75.0 m (246.1 ft)
Complement: 62
Armament:

• 6 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 × bow, 2 × aft) • 14 × Type 89 torpedoes • 1 × 100 mm (3.9 in) L/50 Type 88 AA gun • 1 × 12.7 mm AA gun

• 1 × 7.7 mm MG
Notes: 230 tons fuel

I-165 was a Kaidai-class V submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Built at the Kure Naval Arsenal laid down as I-65 on 19 December 1929, launched on 2 June 1931 and completed on 1 December 1932.[1] She was redsignated I-165 on 20 May 1942. Converted to a Kaiten mother ship, she was sunk by a United States Navy patrol bomber on 27 June 1945 in the Mariana Islands at 15°28′N 153°39′E.

  • Sank Dutch merchant ship Benkoelen on 9 January 1942
  • Sank Indian merchant ship Jalarajan on 15 January 1942
  • Sank Netherlands merchant Johanne Justesen on 15 February 1942
  • Sank RMS Bhima on 20 February 1942
  • Sank SS Harmonides on 25 August 1942
  • Sank SS Losmar on 24 September 1942
  • Shelled Port Gregory on 28 January 1943
  • Sank RMS Perseus on 16 January 1944
  • Sank SS Nancy Moller on 18 March 1944

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hackett, Bob; Kingsepp, Sander (2012). "IJN Submarine I-165: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. http://www.combinedfleet.com/I-165.htm. Retrieved 113 June 2013. 


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