I-53 ex No-626

Type Builder Name Laid Down Launched Completed Notes
C3
Kure N Yd
15/05/1942 24/12/1943 20/02/1944 Home Base:Kure Naval Base;
20/02/1944-10/06/1944=Sub.Ron.11;6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;
10/06/1944-30/11/1945=Sub.Div.15;6th Fleet;Combined Fleet;

CEO:Lt.Cdr.Toyomasu Seihachi [59]=15/02/1944-20/02/1944;
CO:Lt.Cdr.Toyomasu Seihachi [59]=20/02/1944-01/02/1945;
CO:Lt.Cdr.Oba Saichi [62]=01/02/1945-30/11/1945;

12/01/1945 Launched 3 Kaiten Palau Is;Lt.(jg)Kuzumi Hiroshi+[72];Esn.Ito Osamu;+CPO.Arimori Bunkichi;+
24/07/1945 Launched 1 Kaiten Luzon;Lt.(jg)Katsuyama Jun;[73]+
30/07/1945 Launched1 Kaiten Luzon;FPO1c.Kawajiri Tsutomu;+
04/08/1945 Launched 2 Kaiten Formosa;Esn.Seki Toyooki;+FPO1C.Arakawa Masahiro;+

01/11/1942 Renumbered I-53;
11/1944 Converted to Kaiten Carrier;
30/03/1945 Damaged/Mine; Inland Sea;
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.Toyomasu Seihachi] [59]
17/05/1944Saeki-02/07/1944Truk=n.New Ireland-e.Saipan(Repairs);
15/07/1944Truk-25/07/1944Kure=Transit;
l/07/1944Kure-28/07/1944Sasebo=Transit;
19/10/1944Kure-22/11/1944Kure=s.Okinawa-e.Philippines;(Repairs)
27/12/1944Kure-26/01/1945Kure=KossolStrait,Palau(Kaiten-KongoGroup);
[Lt.Cdr.Oba Saichi] [62]
14/07/1945Kure-12/08/1945Kure=Okinawa-e.Luzon-se.Formosa(Kaiten-TamonGroup);
/10/1945Kure- /10/1945Sasebo=Transit;

Sorties=4

[Lt.Cdr.Oba Saichi] [62]
24/07/1945sunk.US.DE.Underhill;1432t;eLuzon;Kaiten;19*20'N;126*42'E;
04/08/1945dam.US.DE. Earl V.Johnson;1432t;Philippine Sea;Kaiten;

M/S Sunk=0
M/S Damaged =0
W/S Sunk =01@001432t
W/S Damaged =01@001432t
Total Sunk =01@001432t
Total Damaged =01@001432t
Total =02@002864t

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