SENSUIKAN!

(HA-201 - colorized photo)

IJN Submarine HA-207:
Tabular Record of Movement

2006-2017 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp

Revision 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 District.

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.


Authors' Notes:
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.

Back to Submarine Page