IJN Submarine HA-105:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2006-2015 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp

Revision 1

29 June 1944:
Kobe. Laid down at Mitsubishi’s Shipyard as a Sensuikan Yu Sho (Small Supply Submarine) No. 4605, (SS) Type.

31 October 1944:
Launched and numbered HA-105

6 November 1944:
Lt Kiuchi Tetsuro (69)(former CO of RO-64) is appointed Chief Equipping Officer.

19 February 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to SubRon 11 for working up. Attached to the Kure Naval District. Lt Kiuchi is the CO.

17 May 1945:
Reassigned to SubDiv 16.

25 May 1945:
Reassigned to Submarine Unit No. 1. Departs Kure for radar picket duty S of Honshu prior to the start of the "Kikusui" (floating chrysanthemums) No. 8 kamikaze attack near Okinawa - the last in which 100 or more planes are involved.

Mid-June 1945:
Returns to Kure.

4 July 1945:
Departs Kure for a supply run to Amami-Oshima.

10 July 1945:
Arrives at Amami-Oshima, unloads her cargo, then departs.

Mid-July 1945:
Returns to Kure. Starts a rebuild to enable her to carry aviation fuel.

2 September 1945:
Tokyo Bay. Formal surrender ceremonies, presided over by the Supreme Allied Commander Pacific, General of the Army/MOH, Douglas MacArthur are held aboard USS MISSOURI (BB-63).

Kure. HA-105 is surrendered to the Allies.

September 1945:
The U.S. Fifth Marine Division occupies Sasebo.

2 November 1945:
HA-105 is assigned to Japanese Submarine Division Two under Cdr (later Captain) John P. Currie with HA-103, HA-106, HA-107, HA-108, HA-109 and HA-111.

November 1945:
Kure. HA-105 and all Japanese submarines at Kure are ordered to proceed through mine-infested waters to Sasebo.

30 November 1945:
Removed from the Imperial Navy List.

1 April 1946: Operation "Road's End":
Goto Islands near Sasebo. Scuttled by the USN just beyond the 100-fathom line at 32-37N, 129-17E.

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

– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.

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