Ordered by the IJN under the 1920-1928 Fleet Program, the JINGEI class was the first class of warships specifically designed as submarine depot ships. They were outfitted as flagships for the IJN's submarine squadrons.
|Builder and Year Completed:||JINGEI - Mitsubishi, Nagoya, 1923 CHOGEI - Mitsubishi, Nagoya, 1924|
|Dimensions:||380' x 53 x 22|
|Propulsion:||2 Parsons Geared Turbines, 6 Kanpon boilers, 2 shafts, 7, 500 shp, 18 knots.|
|Armament:||4 x 140-mm (5.5-inch) 50 cal. LA (2x2),|
2-80-mm/40 cal. AA , 2 x 3-inch/40 cal. HA, 2 7.7mm MG guns, 610 -mm Torpedo Tubes 2 x 2
|Aircraft:||1 Type 94 Kawanishi E7K2 Alf 2 seat reconnaissance float biplane. No catapult, fitted with a crane to lower and recover aircraft|