I-21 ex No-40

Type Builder Name Laid Down Launched Completed Notes
B1

Kawasaki Kobe

Updated: 24/06/2013;

07/01/1939 24/02/1940 15/07/1941 Home Base:Yokosuka ND;
15/07/1941-09/01/1942=Sub.Div.3; Sub.Ron.1; 6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;
09/01/1942-10/03/1942=Sub.Div.3; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
10/03/1942-15/12/1942=Sub.Div.3; Sub.Ron.8; 6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;
15/12/1942-25/09/1943=Sub.Div.1; Sub.Ron.8; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
25/09/1943-15/01/1944=Sub.Div.2; Sub.Ron.1; 6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;
15/01/1944-30/04/1944=Sub.Div.2; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;

CEO:Cdr.Irie Tatsushi [51]=31/01/1941-15/07/1941;
CO:Cdr.Irie Tatsushi [51]=15/07/1941-31/10/1941;
CO: Cdr.Matsumura Kanji [50]=31/10/1941-16/03/1943;
CO:Cdr.Inada Hiroshi [51]=16/03/1943-29/11/1943+KIA;

08/06/1942 Shelled Newcastle,Australia,34 Shells;
19/05/1942 A/C Recco Suva,Fiji; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
24/05/1942 A/C Recco Auckland,New Zealand; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
29/05/1942 A/C Recco Sydney,Australia; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
02/10/1942 A/C Recco Espirito Santo; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
11/11/1942 A/C Recco Noumea,New Caledonia; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
25/01/1943 A/C Recco Sydney,Australia; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
19/02/1943 A/C Recco Sydney,Australia; [W.O.Ito Susumu];
08/10/1943 A/C Recco Suva,Fiji; [PO2C Nakamura Hideki];

? Renumbered I-21;
24/12/1941 Damaged;US.A/C; Depth Charges;
29/11/1943 Sunk=n,Tarawa;
.A/C.US.CVE.Chenango;
No Survivors; 101KIA;
30/04/1944 Removed from Navy List;

SortiesbySub Ships Attacked

[Cdr.Matsumura Kanji] [50]
19/11/1941 Yokosuka-22/11/1941Hitokappu Bay=Transit;
26/11/1941 Hitokappu Bay-11/01/1942 Kwajalein=n.Hawaii-US.w.Coast,Point Arguello,Cal;
23/01/1942 Kwajalein-01/02/1942 Yokosuka=Transit;
16/04/1942 Kure-25/04/1942 Truk=e.Bonin Is;
27/04/1942 Truk-25/06/1942 Kwajalein=Noumea-Fiji-New Zealand-Aust.e.Coast, Sydney;
e/07/1942 Kwajalein-12/07/1942 Yokosuka=Transit (Repairs);
23/08/1942 Yokosuka-08/10/1942 Truk=Solomons-Espirito Santo-se.San Cristobal (Repairs);
m/10/1942 Truk-e/12/1942 Truk=Solomons, Indispensable Reef-Noumea;
21/12/1942 Truk- m/12/1942 Shortland=Transit;
24/12/1942 Shortland- l/12/1942 Rabaul=Guadalcanal (20men; Supply; Rescued44Men);
07/01/1943 Rabaul-23/02/1942 Truk=Aust.e.Coast, Sydney-Brisbane;
l/02/1943 Truk-03/03/1943 Yokosuka=Transit (Repairs);
[Cdr.Inada Hiroshi] [51]
06/05/1943 Yokosuka-19/05/1943 Yokosuka=Aleutians;
21/05/1943 Yokosuka- l/05/1943 Paramushiro=Transit;
27/05/1943 Paramushiro-02/06/1943 Paramushiro=Kiska, (Supply15t;Rescue60men);
07/06/1943 Paramushiro-13/06/1943 Paramushiro=Kiska, (Supply13t;Rescue80men);
18/06/1943 Paramushiro- l/06/1943 Yokosuka=Transit (Repairs)
l/06/1943 Yokosuka- e/07/1943 Paramushiro=Transit;
08/07/1943 Paramushiro m/07/1943 Paramushiro=Aleutians, Amchitka;
e/08/1943 Paramushiro=09/08/1943 Yokosuka=Transit (Repairs);
11/09/1943 Yokosuka- m/09/1943 Truk=Transit;
25/09/1943 Truk- l/10/1943 Truk=Fiji-New Hebrides;
e/11/1943 Truk-27/11/1943 Sunk=Fiji-Samoa-Tarawa+;

Sorties=13

[Cdr.Matsumura Kanji] [50]
23/12/1941sunk.US.MS.Montebello;8272t;w.coastUS; 35*30'N;121*15'W;
23/12/1941dam.US.MS.Idaho;6418t;w.coastUS; 35*N;121*W;
05/05/1942sunk.US.MS.JohnAdams;7180t;Noumea; 22*30'S;164*35'E;
07/05/1942sunk.Gr.MS.Chloe;4641t;Noumea; 22*59'S;166*29'E;
12/06/1942sunk.Pa.MS.Guatemala;5527t;e.coastAustralia; 33*40'S;152*04'E;
09/11/1942sunk.US.MS.EdgarAllenPoe;7176t;Noumea; 23*41'S;166*30'E;
18/01/1943sunkNZ.MS.Kalingo;2051t;e.coastAustralia; 34*07'S;153*15'E;
18/01/1943sunkUS.MS.Mobilube;10222t;e.coastAustralia;33*56'S;152*09'E;
22/01/1943sunk.US.MS.PeterH.Burnett;7176t;e.coastAustralia;32*54'S;159*32'E;
08/02/1943sunk.Br.MS.IronKnight;4812t;e.coastAustralia; 30*51'S;150*38'E;
10/02/1943sunk.US.MS.StarrKing;7176t;e.coastAustralia; 34*51'S;154*20'E;
[Cdr.Inada Hiroshi] [51]
11/11/1943sunk.US.MS.CapeSanJuan;6711t;Fiji; 22*08'S;178*06'W;

M/S Sunk=11@070944t
M/S Damaged =01@006418t
W/S Sunk =0
W/S Damaged =0
Total Sunk =11@070944t
Total Damaged =01@006418t
Total =12@077362t

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