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"Koryu" Midget Submarines in drydock at Kure, Japan. Before and after Allied bombing. [740x1174] - Imgur

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In a drydock at Kure Naval Base, Japan, 19 October 1945. There are at least four different types of midget submarines in this group of about eighty-four boats, though the great majority are of the standard

Japanese Sea Dragon Midget Submarine US Naval Base Yokosuka Japan 1950s Photo #2…

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At the end of World War II, Allied Occupation forces found hundreds of midget submarines built and building in Japan, including large numbers of the “Koryu” type. Many of these boats were in massed groups at shipyards and naval bases.

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USS Oklahoma (BB 37), showing extent of torpedo damage, after being righted. Evidence suggests possible mini submarine strike using larger Type 97 torpedoes (800lb TNT equiv. warhead), compared to the Type 91 aerial variety (450lb).

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A Japanese midget submarine, part of the attacking force on Pearl Harbor, beached at Bellows Field. (U.S. Navy)

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At the end of World War II, Allied Occupation forces found hundreds of midget submarines built and building in Japan, including large numbers of the “Koryu” type. Many of these boats were in massed groups at shipyards and naval bases. Naval History and Heritage

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Midget submarine Five type A Japanese midget submarines were launch aganist Pearl Harbor in the early morening hours of December 7, 1941. The submarine pictured crashed into a reef in the night. Seaman Inagaki drowned while swimming to shore and the commander, Kazuo Sakamaki, awoke on the beach under the guard of American Sargent David M. Akui.

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