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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 9:12 p.m. PST

"The Japanese Navy was not preparing for a defensive war, so their first submarine chaser was not ordered until 1931. Eventually, 64 purpose-built subchasers were ordered, most during the prewar years. The IJN's subchasers carried 36 depth charges and most were fitted with depth charge throwers.

After the fall of the Netherlands East Indies in 1942, 30 Dutch patrol boats and small minesweepers, including some under construction, were captured. Most had been scuttled, but the Japanese had them refloated and converted to auxiliary subchasers. In their homeland, the IJN requisitioned over 200 small merchant ships and had them converted to auxiliary subchasers…"


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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

Such a great site

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