Type KD2


(Scanned from "Submarines of World War Two" by Erminio Bagnasco)

This design was based on Germany's U-139 from the First World War.  She was employed as a training ship until mid-1942, then stricken from service.  Five additional units were canceled.  Not to be confused with a later, larger boat also called I-52.

Units1 (Scrapped 1946)
ShipsI-52 (later called I-152)
Year(s) Completed 1925
Displacement1,500 tons / 2,500 tons
Dimensions330.75 ft x 25 ft x 16.75 ft
Machinery 2 diesels: 6,800 hp

electric motors: 2,000 hp

Speed22 knots / 10 knots
Range10,000 nm @ 10 knots
Armament 6x533mm TT fwd + 2x533mm TT aft + 1x12cm/50 cal. + 1x7.6cm/40 cal.     (16 Torpedoes)
Max. Depth60 m (200 feet)
Crew60 officers and men