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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr.
Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan.
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.