Japanese submarine chaser CH-24

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Empire of Japan
Name: CH-24
Builder: Osaka Iron Works
Completed: 20 December 1941
Fate: Sunk, 17 February 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: No.13-class submarine chaser
Displacement: 438 long tons (445 t) standard
Length: 51 m (167 ft 4 in) o/a
Beam: 6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Draught: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Kampon Mk.23A Model 8 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,700 bhp (1,268 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 68
Sensors and
processing systems:

The Japanese submarine chaser CH-24 was a No.13-class submarine chaser of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was built by the Ōsaka Iron Works, Sakurajima and completed on 20 December 1941. On 24 August 1942, she left Rabaul as part of Operation RE, for the landings at Milne Bay. March 15, 1943 she, along with CH-22 and Satsuki, sank a submarine, possibly USS Triton, north west of the Admiralty Islands.


She was sunk by the destroyer USS Burns west of Truk on 17 February 1944.


  • Ships of the World special issue Vol.45, Escort Vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy, "Kaijinsha". , (Japan), February 1996
  • Model Art Extra No.340, Drawings of Imperial Japanese Naval Vessels Part-1, "Model Art Co. Ltd.".  (Japan), October 1989
  • The Maru Special, Japanese Naval Vessels No.49, Japanese submarine chasers and patrol boats, "Ushio Shobō".  (Japan), March 1981

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