I-47 ex No-377

Type Builder Name Laid Down Launched Completed Notes
C2
Sasebo N Yd
21/11/1942 29/09/1943 10/07/1944 Home Base:Yokosuka Naval Base;
10/07/1944-08/10/1944=Sub.Ron.11;6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;
08/10/1944-30/11/1945=Sub.Div.15;6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;

CEO:Lt.Cdr.Orita Zenji [59]=15/04/1944-10/07/1944;
CO:Lt.Cdr.Orita Zenji [59]=10/07/1944-24/04/1945;
CO:Lt.Cdr.Suzuki Shokichi [62]=24/04/1945-30/11/1945;

20/11/1944 Launched 4 Kaiten,Ulithi;Lt.(jg)Nishina Sekio;[71]+Esn.Sato Akira;+Esn.Watanabe Kozo;+Lt.(jg)Fukuda Hitoshi;+
21/01/1945 Launched 4 Kaiten,Hollandia;Lt.(jg)Kawakubo Teruo;[72]+CPO.Muramatsu Minoru;+PO2C.Sato Katsumi;+ Lt.(jg)Hara Atsuro;+
02/05/1945 Launched 3 Kaiten,Okinawa;Lt.(jg)Kakizaki Minoru;[72]+PO1C.Yamaguchi Shigeo;+CPO.Furukawa Shichiro;+
06/05/1945 Launched 1 Kaiten,Okinawa;Lt.(jg)Maeda Hajime;+

31/07/1943 Renumbered I-47;
10/1944 Converted to Kaiten Carrier;
31/03/1945 Damaged,US.DD;Depth Charges;
02/09/1945 Surrendered=Kure;
01/04/1946 Scuttled=Goto Is.;32*37'N;129*17'E;
30/11/1945 Removed from Navy List;

SortiesbySub Ships Attacked

[Lt.Cdr.Orita Zenji] [59]
07/11/1944Kure-07/11/1944Otsujima=Transit;
08/11/1944Otsujima-30/11/1944Kure=UlithiAtoll(Kaiten-KikusuiGroup);
25/12/1944Otsujima-01/02/1945Kure=Hollandia,New Guinea(Kaiten-KongoGroup);
29/03/1945Hikari-01/04/1945Kure=Okinawa(Kaiten-TataraGroup);(Repairs)
20/04/1945Hikari-13/05/1945Kure=Okinawa(Kaiten-TembuGroup);

[Lt.Cdr.Suzuki Shokichi] [62]
19/07/1945Hikari-11/08/1945Kure=Okinawa(Kaiten-TamonGroup);

Sorties=5

[Lt.Cdr.Orita Zenji] [59]
20/11/1944sunk.US.MS.Mississinewa;11316t;UlithiAtoll;Kaiten;10*06'N;139*43'E;
12/01/1945dam.US.MS.Pontus H. Ross;7247t;Humboldt Bay,Hollandia,02*33'S;140*06E;
02/05/1945dam.US.MS.Carina;7740t;Okinawa;Kaiten;26*30'N;127*30'E;

M/S Sunk=01@011316t
M/S Damaged =02@014987t
W/S Sunk =0
W/S Damaged =0
Total Sunk =01@011316t
Total Damaged =02@014987t
Total =03@026303t

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