IJN Submarine HA-102:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2006-2015 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp

Revision 1

8 June 1944:
Kobe. Laid down at Mitsubishi’s Shipyard as a Sensuikan Yu Sho (Small Supply Submarine) No. 4602, (SS) Type.

22 August 1944:
Launched and numbered HA-102. Transferred to Kawasaki Kobe Yard.

6 December 1944:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to SubRon 11 for working up. Lt Matsumoto Yoshito (69)(former torpedo officer of AMATSUKAZE) is the Commanding Officer.

Mid-January 1945:
Inland Sea. Works up in Iyo Nada Sea with HA-101 and HA-104.

10 February 1945:
Reassigned to Rear Admiral Owada Noboru's SubRon 7, Sixth Fleet.

Mid-February 1945:
Departs Yokosuka for a series of exercises with HA-101.

20 Mar 1945:
SubRon 7 is disbanded. Reassigned to Rear Admiral Imaizumi Yoshijiro's (former CO of SANTOS MARU) SubDiv 16, Sixth Fleet.

5 April 1945:
Departs Yokosuka for a supply run to Minami-Torishima (Marcus) Island.

Mid-April 1945:
Arrives at Minami-Torishima, unloads her cargo and departs.

Late April 1945:
Returns to Yokosuka.

Late June 1945:
Departs Yokosuka for her second supply run to Minami-Torishima.

7 July 1945:
Arrives at Minami-Torishima, unloads her cargo and departs.

16 July 1945:
Returns to Yokosuka. Starts a rebuild to enable her to carry aviation fuel.

2 September 1945:
Surrenders at Yokosuka.

15 September 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.

October 1945:
Tokyo. Scrapped at Uraga Dockyard.

Authors' Notes:
[1] Sources conflict on HA-102's fate. Some sources claim she was scuttled.

Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr. Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan.

– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.

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