IJN Submarine HA-202:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2019 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
1 March 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as the Sen-Taka Sho
(High-speed Small Type) class Submarine No. 4912.
5 April 1945:
Renumbered HA-202 and provisionally attached to
Sasebo Naval District.
15 April 1945:
Lt Hishitani Kiyoshi (70)(former navigating officer of
I-53) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
23 April 1945:
Launched as HA-202.
31 May 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to
SubDiv 33 for working-up. Lt Hishitani Kiyoshi 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 staff operations officer at SubRon 11).
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.
Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr.
Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan and the fellow submarine enthusiast Steven Eckhardt
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.
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