© 2009-2012 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall
16 February 1945:
Nagasaki. Laid down at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ shipyard.
2 April 1945:
Launched and numbered CD-202.
7 July 1945:
Completed and registered in the IJN.
15 August 1945:
Japan accepts the Allies “Potsdam Declaration” (of unconditional surrender) and hostilities cease.
17 August 1945:
Arrives at Sasebo. On entering harbor, CD-202 suffers an engine-room steam-pipe explosion. One man is killed and motive power is lost. Because of the accident, CD-202 is not retained for post-war mine sweeping or repatriation service.
30 November 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
Thanks go to Dr. Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan.
-Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall