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Type Builder Name Laid Down Launched Completed Notes
J3

Kawasaki Kobe

Updated:19/12/2012

11/10/1934 20/07/1936 05/12/1938 Home Base:Yokosuka Naval Base;
05/12/1938-15/12/1938= Yokosuka ND;
15/12/1938-15/11/1939=Flagship,Sub.Ron.2; 2ndFleet; Combined Fleet;
15/11/1939-15/11/1940=Flagship,Sub.Ron.3; 2ndFleet; Combined Fleet;
15/11/1940-16/05/1942=Flagship,Sub.Ron.3; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
16/05/1942-10/07/1942=Flagship,Sub.Ron.5; Combined Fleet;
10/07/1942-20/08/1942=South West Area Fleet;
20/08/1942-01/04/1943=6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
01/04/1943-25/05/1943=Sub.Div.14; Sub.Ron.8; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
25/05/1943-05/11/1944=Sub.Ron.8; 6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;
05/11/1944-10/08/1945=6th Fleet; Combined Fleet;

CEO:Cdr.Goto Hiroshi [48]=20/05/1938-05/12/1938;
CO:Cdr.Goto Hiroshi [48]=05/12/1938-15/11/1939;
CO: Cdr.Shimizu Taro [48]=15/11/1939-31/10/1941;
CO:Cdr. Emi Tetsushiro [50]=31/10/1941-25/07/1942;
CO:Cdr.Uchino Shinji [49]=25/07/1942-15/01/1944;
CO:Cdr. Ariizumi Tatsunosuke [51]=15/01/1944-15/12/1944;
CO:Lt.Cdr. Shinohara Shigeo [62]=15/12/1944-31/03/1945;

02/11/1942 A/C Recco Efate Is;New Hebrides; [Lt.jg.Watanabe Haruo [66]];
23/01/1943 Shelled Canton Is,Phoenix Is;(41Shells);
01/02/1943 Shelled Canton Is,Phoenix Is;(45Shells);

06/05/1942 Damaged,Bombs,Japanese A/C;
l/1944 Converted to Kaiten Carrier (4 Kaiten);
31/03/1945 Sunk=se.Okinawa;25*29'N128*35'E;
Depth Charges,Gunfire,US.DD,Morrison;DD,Stockton;
1Survivor; 130 KIA;
10/08/1945 Removed from Navy List;

SortiesbySub Ships Attacked

[Cdr.Shimizu Taro] [48]
11/10/1940=Yokohama Naval Review;
[Cdr. Emi Tetsushiro] [50]
11/11/1941Saeki-20/11/1941Kwajalein=Transit;
24/11/1941Kwajalein-24/12/1941Kwajalein=Hawaii;
12/01/1942Kwajalein- l/02/1942Kwajalein=US.w.Coast,SanFrancisco-Seattle;
I/02/1942Kwajalein-02/03/1942Kure=Transit;(Repairs);
15/04/1942Yokosuka- m/04/1942Yokosuka=e.Japan;
26/04/1942Yokosuka-07/05/1942Kwajalein=e.Kwajalein;
08/05/1942Kwajalein-16/05/1942Kure=Transit(Repairs);
[Cdr.Uchino Shinji] [49]
15/09/1942Saeki- l/09/1942Truk=Transit;
l/09/1942Truk-02/10/1942Shortland=Solomons-se.SanCristobal Is;
05/10/1942Shortland-24/10/1942Shortland=Solomons,IndispensableReef;
l/10/1942Shortland- m/11/1942Shortland=New Hebrides,(A/C Recco);
04/12/1942Shortland-08/12/1942Shortland=Guadalcanal(Supply21t);
m/12/1942Shortland- m/12/1942Truk=Transit;
14/01/1943Truk-10/03/1943Truk=Canton Is-Fiji-Samoa;(Repairs);
m/03/1943Truk-21/03/1943Kure=Transit(Repairs);
01/06/1943Kure-10/06/1943Singapore=Transit(Supply);
22/06/1943Singapore-23/06/1943Penang=Transit
27/06/1943Penang-31/08/1943Brest,France=IndianOcean-AtlanticOcean(Supply+48men);
05/10/1943Brest-02/12/1943Penang=AtlanticOcean-IndianOcean(Supply);
04/12/1943Penang-05/12/1943Singapore=Transit;(Supply);

e/12/1943Singapore-21/12/1943Kure=Transit(Supply)(Repairs);
[Cdr. Ariizumi Tatsunosuke] [51]
21/02/1944Kure-10/03/1944Penang=Transit;
19/03/1944Penang-05/05/1944Penang=IndianOcean,Maldives;
10/06/1944Penang-14/08/1944Penang=IndianOcean-Madagascar;
l/09/1944Penang-09/10/1944Yokosuka=Transit;(Repairs);
[Lt.Cdr. Shinohara Shigeo] [62]
18/03/1945Saeki-19/03/1945Saeki=S.Japan;(Repairs);
20/03/1945Saeki-31/03/1945Sunk=se.Okinawa+

Sorties=15

[Cdr. Ariizumi Tatsunosuke] [51]
26/03/1944sunk.Ne.MS.Tjisalak;5787t;sColombo.02*30'S;78*40'E;
30/03/1944sunk.Br.MS.CityOfAdelaide;6589t;IndianOcean.12*01'S;80*27'E;
16/04/1944sunk.??.SV.???;???t;AdduAtoll. ?
29/06/1944sunk.Br.MS.Nellore;6942t;Maldives.07*51'S;75*20'E;
02/07/1944sunk.US.MS.JeanNicolet;7176t;Maldives.03*28'S;74*30'E;

M/S Sunk =04@026494t
M/S Damaged =0
W/S Sunk =0
W/S Damaged =0
Total Sunk =04@026494t
Total Damaged =0
Total =04@026494t

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