Monday, March 18, 2013

Japanese Submarine I-70-- Part 1

From "HIJMS Submarine I-70: Tabular Record of Movement" by Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp.

This being a followup to Dickinson sinking the I-70.

25 Jan 1933--  Laid down at Sasebo Navy Yard, Japan.
14 June 1934--  launched
14 June 1935--  completed

30 March 1941--  became flagship of SubDiv12.
12 May 1941--  the I-69 collides with I-70, damaging the I-70 badly with a long gash on starboard tanks.
15 May 1941--  SubDiv12 flag transferred to I-68.

November 1941 "Operation Z" brief for Pearl Harbor attack on light cruiser Katori.
11 November 1941--  departed Saeki with I-68.


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