Captured Two-Man Japanese Suicide Submarine

Captured Two-Man Japanese Suicide Submarine World War II
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Stock #: 490436
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Postmark: 1943 May-18
PM City: NEWPORT
PM State: RI
Stamp: Free
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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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 the 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.