Japanese submarine I-22

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Name: I-22
Builder: Kawasaki Shipbuilding
Laid down: November 25, 1937
Launched: January 25, 1939
Completed: March 10, 1941
Commissioned: Yokosuka, Japan on March 10, 1941
Struck: December 15, 1942
Fate: Disappeared while on patrol near Malaita in the Solomon Islands on or around October 4, 1942 and was presumed lost with all 100 hands.
General characteristics
Class & type: Type C submarine
Displacement: 2,554 long tons (2,595 t) surfaced
3,561 long tons (3,618 t) submerged
Length: 358 ft 7 in (109.30 m)
Beam: 29 ft 10 in (9.09 m)
Draft: 17 ft 7 in (5.36 m)
Propulsion: 2 x Kampon Mk.2 Model 10 diesel engines, 12400 hp
2 electric motors, 2000 hp
Speed: 23.6 knots (44 km/h) surfaced
8 knots (15 km/h) submerged
Range: 14000 nm @ 16 knots (surfaced)
60 nm @ 3 knots (submerged)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Ko-hyoteki midget submarine
Complement: 95 officers and men
Armament: • 8 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
• 20 × Type 95 torpedoes
• 2 × Type 96 25mm AA guns
• 1 x 14 cm/40 11th Year Type naval gun[1]
Aircraft carried: None

I-22 was a submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. I-22 was commissioned at Yokosuka, Japan on March 10, 1941. The submarine participated in the Battle of the Coral Sea and attack on Sydney Harbour in May and June 1942. I-22 disappeared while on patrol near Malaita in the Solomon Islands on or around October 4, 1942 and was presumed lost with all 100 hands.

Commanding officers[edit]

Commanding Officer From Until Notes
Chief Equipping Officer
Cdr. Akiyoshi Fujii
20 September 1940 15 November 1940

additional duty while CO of I-2

Chief Equipping Officer
Cdr. Kiyoi Ageta
15 November 1940 10 March 1941
Cdr. Kiyoi Ageta 10 March 1941 11 July 1942
Cdr. / Capt.* Sunao Narusawa 11 July 1942 12 November 1942

KIA; posthumous promotion to Captain

References[edit]

  • Hashimoto, Mochitsura (1954). Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet 1942–1945. Colegrave, E.H.M. (translator). London: Cassell and Company. ASIN B000QSM3L0. 
  • Hackett, Bob; Sander Kingsepp (2003). "HIJMS Submarine I-22: Tabular Record of Movement". Sensuikan!. Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  • Hackett, Bob; Sander Kingsepp (2003). "Type C1". Sensuikan!. Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, John Naval Weapons of World War Two ISBN 0-87021-459-4 p.191