Shohatsu class landing craft

Shohatsu class landing craft

The Shohatsu or 10m landing craft was a small landing craft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was used for landing personnel and stores. It was built of steel and had a single bow with no landing ramp. It was also carried by destroyers and smaller vessels as a cargo boat.


*Jentschura, Hansgeorg; Jung, Dieter; and Mickel, Peter. Translated by Brown, J.D. 1977. Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-893-X.
*Military Monograph Series - Japanese Landing Craft of World War II. Merriam Press. ISBN 1-57638-049-1

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