Shohatsu-class landing craft

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Class overview
Name: Shohatsu Class, Landing Craft
Operators:
General characteristics (Shohatsu-class landing craft)
Type: Landing Craft/Barge
Tonnage: 4.4 tons
Length: 34.9 ft (10.64 m)o/a
Beam: 8 ft (2.44 m)
Draught: 1.11 ft (0.34 m)
Speed: 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h)
Range: 60 nautical miles (111 km) at 7.5 knots (13.9 km/h)
Capacity: 35 men or 3.5 tons cargo
Complement: 5
Armament: 1 machine gun

The Shohatsu (小発) or 10m landing craft was a small landing craft used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. It was used for landing personnel and stores. It was built of steel and had a single bow with no landing ramp. It was also carried by destroyers and smaller vessels as a cargo boat.

References[edit]

  • Jentschura, Hansgeorg; Jung, Dieter; and Mickel, Peter. Translated by Brown, J.D. 1977. Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-893-X.
  • Military Monograph Series - Japanese Landing Craft of World War II. Merriam Press. ISBN 1-57638-049-1