(Type D1 submarine by Takeshi Yuki)
IJN Submarine I-362: Tabular Record of
© 2001-2017 Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
17 March 1943:
Laid down at Mitsubishi Kobe Yard as
a Type D1 "Tei-gata"
transport submarine No. 5462.
20 October 1943:
Renumbered I-362 and provisionally attached to
Yokosuka Naval District.
29 November 1943:
1 April 1944:
LtCdr (later Rear Admiral, JMSDF) Nanbu Nobukiyo (61)
(former CO of I-174) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).
23 April 1944:
Reattached to Kure Naval District.
23 May 1944:
I-362 is completed, commissioned in the IJN and attached
to Yokosuka Naval District. LtCdr Nanbu Nobukiyo is the Commanding Officer.
Assigned to SubRon 11 for working-up.
15 August 1944:
Reassigned to Rear Admiral Owada Noboru's (former CO
of YAMASHIRO) SubRon 7.
21 August 1944:
Departs Yokosuka on a supply mission to Nauru Island.
14 September 1944:
Arrives at Nauru. Embarks 85 passengers and 22
tons of ammunition, then departs for Truk.
21 September 1944:
Arrives at Truk.
22 September 1944:
Departs Truk carrying 83 IJNAF airmen.
3 October 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.
10 October 1944:
Lt (Cdr, posthumously) Kihara Sakae (66)(former
equipping officer of I-47) is appointed the CO.
24 October 1944:
Departs Yokosuka on a supply mission to
Minami-Torishima (Marcus) Island.
30 October 1944:
Arrives at Minami-Torishima. Unloads supplies, then
departs for Yokosuka.
6 November 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka for an overhaul.
2 December 1944:
LtCdr (Cdr, posthumously) Nakajima Hidenosuke
(65)(former CO of RO-58) is appointed the CO.
1 January 1945:
I-362 departs Yokosuka on a supply run via Truk to
Meleyon Island located in the Woleai Atoll in the Caroline Islands between Truk
and southern Palau. I-362's estimated time of arrival is 21 January.
13 January 1945:
Eastern Carolines. LtCdr K. F. Burgess' USS FLEMING
(DE-32) is on convoy duty as one of two escorts for a pair of merchant tankers
bound from Ulithi to Eniwetok. FLEMING makes radar contact with a surface target
at a range of 14,000 yards. At 4,000 yards, FLEMING makes a challenge but it
goes unanswered. At 1,900 yards, the target fades from radar, but FLEMING
acquires a clear sonar echo at the same range and bearing. She closes to 1,000
yards and illuminates the area with her port searchlight, but finds the area
clear. FLEMING makes a depth charge attack, then fires four barrages of Mark 10
"Hedgehogs", each of twenty-four projector charges.
14 January 1945:
About midnight, after the fourth hedgehog attack,
three underwater explosions are felt and heard. A deep rumbling blast shakes
FLEMING and damages her sound gear. Debris is sighted and a diesel oil slick
forms on the surface. The submarine - in all likelihood I-362 - sinks with all
hands at 12-08N, 154-27E.
15 March 1945:
Presumed lost off the Carolines.
10 April 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
Special thanks go to Dr. Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan.
Thanks for help with the COs in Rev 1 also go to Steve Eckhardt of Australia.
– Bob Hackett & Sander Kingsepp
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