IJN Submarine HA-206:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2019 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
19 March 1945:
Tanagawa. Laid down at Kawasaki's Senshu
Yard as the Sen-Taka Sho
(High-speed Small Type) class Submarine No. 4916.
1 May 1945:
Renumbered HA-206 and provisionally attached to Maizuru
8 July 1945:
Lt Kageyama Hiroshi (71)(former navigating officer of
I-156) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
10 July 1945:
Launched as HA-206.
2 September 1945: The Surrender of Japan:
Abandoned at the Senshu
Yard when 90 percent complete.
25 August 1945:
The CO and the navigating officer board the
abandoned boat and open several hatches prior to leaving again. That night
HA-206 is caught in a typhoon and sinks in shallow water.
The wreck of HA-206 is raised.
6 May 1946:
Off Kii Suido Channel. The wreck of HA-206 is scuttled.
The wreck is refloated again and scrapped at Kawasaki Heavy
Industries Kobe Yard.
Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr.
Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan and the fellow submarine enthusiast Steven
Eckhardt of Australia.
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.
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