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Captured 2-Man Japanese Suicide SUBMARINE 1941 PostcardWW2 Military Vintage Old Picture Postcard. Second World War, Captured Two-Man Japanese Suicide Submarine. Japan. Flags. Military Vessel. Street Scene. Crowd. / The two-man Japanese submarine was captured off Oahu Island on December 8, 1941. This suicide craft is 81 feet long by 6 feet in diameter and weighs approximately 17 tons without the electric motor which was removed to lighten it. The only means of entrance and exit to submarine is through a 16-inch hatch at the top of the conning tower. In addition to the two 18-foot torpedoes which were carried in the forward end, the submarine had a demolition charge of TNT sufficient to blow up two entire city blocks.
Publisher: GPO 16-33406-1 WSS 787