IJN Submarine HA-202:
Tabular Record of Movement

2006-2015 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
Revision 1

1 March 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as a Sensuikan Taka Sho (Fast Small Submarine), (STS) Type.

15 April 1945:
Lt Hishitani Kiyoshi (70)(former navigating officer of I-53) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).

23 April 1945:
Launched and numbered HA-202.

31 May 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to SubDiv 33. Lt Hishitani is the Commanding Officer.

1 June 1945:
Departs Sasebo for Nanao Bay on the western coast of Honshu. Commences working up in Nanao Bay.

20 July 1945:
Reassigned to SubDiv 52 under Captain Yokota Minoru (former CO of I-26).

2 September 1945:
Sasebo. HA-201 is surrendered to the Allies.

2 November 1945:
Reassigned to Japanese Submarine Division Three under LtCdr (later Captain) Paul R. Schratz with HA-201, HA-203, HA-205 and HA-210.

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.

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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