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IJN Submarine HA-206:
Tabular Record of Movement

2006-2019 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
Revision 2


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 Naval District.

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.

April 1946:
The wreck of HA-206 is raised.

6 May 1946:
Off Kii Suido Channel. The wreck of HA-206 is scuttled.

1952:
The wreck is refloated again and scrapped at Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kobe Yard.


Authors' Notes:
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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