(HA-201 - colorized photo)
IJN Submarine HA-210:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2006-2019 Bob Hackett & Sander KingseppRevision 3
14 May 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as the Sen-Taka Sho
(High-speed Small Type) class submarine HA-210.
10 June 1945:
Launched as HA-210.
15 June 1945:
Lt Aoki Shigeru (71)(former navigating officer of
RO-63) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
11 August 1945:
Completed and commissioned in the IJN. Assigned to
SubDiv 52 under Captain Yokota Minoru (former staff operations officer at
SubRon 11). Lt Aoki Shigeru is the Commanding Officer.
2 September 1945:
Sasebo. HA-210 is surrendered to the Allies.
2 November 1945:
Reassigned to Japanese Submarine Division Three under
LtCdr (later Captain) Paul R. Schratz with HA-201, HA-202, HA-203 and HA-205.
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:
Off Sasebo Bay. HA-210 is scuttled by the USN with
RO-31, HA-207, HA-215, HA-216, HA-217, HA-219 and HA-228.
 Prior to laying down HA-210 was designated Submarine
No. 4920. She was renumbered HA-209 and provisionally attached to Sasebo Naval
District on 5 May 1945.
Special thanks for help in preparing this TROM go to Dr. Higuchi
Tatsuhiro of Japan and to fellow submarine enthusiast Steven Eckhardt of
– Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.
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