Buy more, Buy now;" at Mare Island on 10 September There were five Japanese midget-submarines involved in the historic attack; the precise identity of this one remains unknown. These two incidents are the only confirmed successful Kaiten attacks, although some Japanese sources list higher numbers. Louis, or something else altogether. The Type 2 was not built in any quantity but some 50 of the less-ambitious Type 4's were reportedly built in The goal of this site is two fold.
Japanese mini Submarines at Pearl Harbor
Alternatively they may function as swimmer delivery vehicles to deliver frogmen to the vicinity of their targets, which are then attacked with limpet mines. I believe my brother Tim Tucker has the subs wheel. One item that always intrigued me was the small ships wheel, with Japanese writing usually found leaning against one of end table legs. Another submarine washed ashore on the morning of December 8, and its surviving crew member, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured along with his craft. That is a nice gesture. It was determined that most of the damage to HA. He used to be fond of saying that "he went through 3 wars but was able to skip 1" as he was assigned to Navy units in Key West Florida and Bermuda during the Korean Conflict.
The Midget Subs That Beat the Planes to Pearl Harbor - HISTORY
At that point, they vanished from history. It is more likely Ha launched the torpedoes at another vessel. Navy as part of the examination of HA Only search Kamikaze Images.
Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Midget Submarines
Description: This page was last edited on 1 January , at The third was located by Navy divers in The grounding had damaged the vessel so she could not fire one of her torpedoes. If this is the year you want to learn to penetrate wrecks, become a decompression diver, or use Trimix, then you should check out my Fall schedule and see if there is something that works for you!