8 Jun 1943

Japan
  • Mutsu suffered an explosion due to unknown cause at 1213 hours about three kilometers north of Oshima Island in Japan. 1,121 men were killed; several hundred survivors were treated at military hospitals in Japan and then shipped off to various garrisons in order to maintain secrecy of this accidental explosion. ww2dbase [Mutsu | Hashirajima, Hiroshima | CPC]
9 Jun 1943

Japan
  • Mutsu sank in the Hashirajima anchorage, Japan at 0200 hours from damage suffered during the explosion on the previous day. ww2dbase [Mutsu | Hashirajima, Hiroshima | CPC]
17 Jun 1943

Japan
  • Captain Teruhiko Miyoshi's body was recovered from the wreck of battleship Mutsu in the Hashirajima anchorage, Japan. ww2dbase [Mutsu | Hashirajima, Hiroshima | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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