(HA-201 - colorized photo)
IJN Submarine HA-207:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2017 Bob Hackett & Sander KingseppRevision 2
23 April 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as a Sensuikan
Taka Sho (Fast Small Submarine), (STS) Type No. 4917.
1 May 1945:
Numbered HA-207 and provisionally attached to Sasebo Naval
15 May 1945:
Lt Ozawa Takamoto (70)(former navigating officer of I-36)
is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
26 May 1945:
Launched simultaneously with HA-208.
14 August 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Attached to
Sasebo Naval District. Assigned to SubDiv 52 under Captain Yokota Minoru (former
CO of I-26). Lt Ozawa is the Commanding Officer.
2 September 1945:
Sasebo. HA-207 is surrendered to the Allies.
16 October 1945:
Lt Ozawa is appointed the CO of CH-49, soon to be
redesignated as a repatriation vessel.
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.
5 April 1946:
Scuttled off Sasebo Bay with RO-31, HA-210, HA-215,
HA-216, HA-217, HA-219 and HA-228.
Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr.
Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan and Mr. Steve Eckardt of Australia.
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.
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