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I-201 class submarine
1,291 tons (surfaced)
1,451 tons (submerged)
79m x 9.2m x 7m
4 x torpedo tubes
(10 Type 95 torpedoes)
2 x 25mm AA guns
Construction began on August 1, 1944 at Kure. Completed and commissioned on February 2, 1945. Assigned to Captain Sakamoto and assigned to SubDiv 33, Kure SubRon for performance tests.
Tested off Sasebo during December 28, 1945 to January 8, 1946 with an American crew. Afterwards, departs Japan for Pearl Harbor via Apra Harbor on Guam. On January 25, departs for Eniwetok, suffers engine failure on January 26 and is taken in tow by USS Curret (ARS-22) and arrives at Eniwetok on January 31, then departs on February 2 and arrives at Pearl Harbor on February 13.
Studied until at Pearl Harbor, until a Submarine Officer's Conference on March 26, 1946 decided I-201 and other captured subs would be sunk.
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