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IJN Submarine HA-210:
Tabular Record of Movement

2006-2017 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp

Revision 2


14 May 1945:
Sasebo Navy Yard. Laid down as a Sensuikan Taka Sho (Fast Small Submarine), (STS) HA-210. [1]

7 June 1945:
Provisionally attached to Sasebo Naval District.

10 June 1945:
Launched.

15 June 1945:
Lt Aoki Shigeru (71)(former of 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 CO of I-44). Lt Aoki 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.


Authors' Notes:
[1] Prior to laying down HA-210 was designated Sensuikan Taka Sho (STS) Type No. 4920. She was numbered 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 Australia.

Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.

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