IJN Submarine HA-108:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2015 Bob Hackett & Sander KingseppRevision 1
5 September 1944:
Tanagawa. Laid down at
Kawasaki's Senshu Works as a Sensuikan Yu Sho (Small Supply Submarine) No.
4608, (SS) Type.
15 November 1944:
Lt Jinbo Masaharu (69) is appointed the Chief
28 December 1944:
Launched and numbered HA-108.
HA-108 is converted to midget submarine tender, carrying ten
450-mm (17.7-in) torpedoes in her cargo hold. A tripod hoist is also fitted
6 May 1945:
Kobe. Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to
SubDiv 33 of the Kure SubRon. Lt Jinbo Masaharu (69) is appointed CO.
25 July 1945:
Lt Oshiro Minoru (71) is appointed CO. Lt Jinbo is
reassigned as CO of HA-101.
2 September 1945:
Maizuru. HA-108 is surrendered to the Allies.
2 November 1945:
Reassigned to Japanese Submarine Division Two under
Cdr (later Captain) John P. Currie, USN with HA-103, HA-105, HA-106, HA-107,
HA-109 and HA-111.
HA-108 is ordered to proceed through mine-infested
waters to Sasebo.
30 November 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
26 March 1946:
Washington, DC. At a Submarine Officer's Conference,
attended by former ComSubPac Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, it is decided to
dispose of all remaining captured Japanese submarines by sinking.
1 April 1946: Operation "Road's End":
Goto Islands. 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.