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The kaiten was essentially a manned torpedo. It combined the superior qualities of the deadly Long Lance torppedo with human control and determination. Kaiten makde their first attacks in November 1944.
The kaiten was not a successful weapon. Although fast, it was difficult to control and a number of pilots died during training. Some kaiten suffered mechanical breakdowns and could not launch from their mother subs. Other kaiten were destroyed when U.S. forces attacked and sank the sub carrying them.
Japan lost 80 kaiten and 96 pilots as well as 8 mother submarines and their crews. The U.S. Navy lost two ships to kaiten.