IJN Submarine HA-111:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2015 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp Revision 1
6 November 1944:
Kobe. Laid down at Mitsubishi’s Shipyard as a
Sensuikan Yu Sho (Small Supply Submarine) No. 4611, (SS) Type.
27 February 1945:
Lt Ono Shinpei (68)(former torpedo officer of I-8)
is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer.
13 July 1945:
Completed as the last unit of her class. Assigned to the
10th Special Attack Unit, tasked with the supply of "Koryu-class"
midget submarines. Lt Ono is the Commanding Officer.
2 September 1945:
Saeki. HA-111 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-108 and HA-109.
HA-111 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.
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