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I-55



Submarino japonés I-55


El submarino japonés I-55 era un sumergible del tipo C, de la subclase C3, que fue construido durante la década de 1940. Esta subclase surgió a partir de la C2 incorporando menos tubos lanzatorpedos, un cañón de cubierta adicional y una planta motriz menos potente para ampliar su gama. El armamento estaba compuesto por 6 tubos lanzatorpedos de 533 mm con una dotación de 19 torpedos, 2 cañones antiaéreos de 14 mm y uno gemelo de 25 mm. Su desplazamiento era de 2.605 toneladas en superficie y 3.702 en navegación sumergida. Su autonomía era de 50.000 Km a una velocidad de 12 nudos. La tripulación estaba compuesta por 94 hombres.

El I-55 fue asignado a la defensa de las islas Marianas pero durante una misión de rescate del mando de la 1º Flota Aérea en Tinian fue localizado y hundido por los destructores USS Gilmer y USS William C. Miller el 14 de julio de 1944

Fuentes:
BAGNASCO, E. “Submarines of World War Two Naval Institute Press, 1977
BOYD, C. “The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II” Naval Institute Press, 2002
CARPENTER, D. “Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1904–1945.” Conway Maritime Press, 1986
HASHIMOTO, M. “Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet 1942 – 1945” Cassell and Company, 1954
STILLE, M. “Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45” Osprey, 2007

English version

The Japanese submarine I-55 was a submersible type C C3 subclass, which was built during the 1940s This subclass emerged from the C2 least torpedo tubes incorporating an additional gun deck and a powerplant less powerful to expand its range. The armament consisted of six 533 mm torpedo tubes with a budget of 19 torpedoes, two anti-aircraft guns of 14 mm and one 25 mm twin. Its displacement was 2,605 and 3,702 tons submerged surface navigation. Their autonomy was 50,000 km at a speed of 12 knots. The crew consisted of 94 men.

The I-55 was assigned to the defense of the Mariana Islands but during a rescue mission of the command of the 1st Air Fleet in Tinian was located and sunk by the destroyers USS Gilmer and USS William C. Miller on July 14, 1944



Sources:
BAGNASCO, E. “Submarines of World War Two Naval Institute Press, 1977
BOYD, C. “The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II” Naval Institute Press, 2002
CARPENTER, D. “Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1904–1945.” Conway Maritime Press, 1986
HASHIMOTO, M. “Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet 1942 – 1945” Cassell and Company, 1954
STILLE, M. “Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45” Osprey, 2007

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