(HA-201 - colorized photo)
IJN Submarine HA-208:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2017 Bob Hackett & Sander KingseppRevision 2
1 May 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as a Sensuikan Taka
Sho (Fast Small Submarine), (STS) Type No. 4918. Numbered HA-208 and
provisionally attached to Sasebo Naval District.
26 May 1945:
Launched simultaneously with HA-207. Attached to Sasebo
15 June 1945:
Lt Kanechiku Mitsunaga (70)(former navigating officer
of I-13) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
4 August 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to
SubDiv 52 under Captain Yokota Minoru (former CO of I-44). Lt Kanechiku is the
2 September 1945:
Sasebo. HA-208 is surrendered to the Allies.
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 to fellow submarine enthusiast Steven Eckhardt
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.
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