24 Apr 1915

Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1915
Battlecruiser Haruna at Kobe, Japan, 24 Apr 1915
27 Sep 1929

Japan
5 Apr 1934

Japan
  • Japanese cruiser Kumano laid down at Kawasaki's shipyard, Kobe. ww2dbase [Kumano | Kobe, Hyogo | DS]
15 Oct 1936

Japan
  • Japanese cruiser Kumano launched at Kawasaki's shipyard, Kobe. Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu, a second cousin to the Emperor, represents the Imperial family. ww2dbase [Kumano | Kobe, Hyogo | DS]
30 May 1940

Japan
  • The keel of unnamed transport ship No. 74 was laid down at Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation's shipyard at Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Irako | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
5 Feb 1941

Japan
  • Transport ship No. 74 under construction at Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation's shipyard at Kobe, Japan was named Irako. She was assigned to the Sasebo Naval District. ww2dbase [Irako | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
14 Feb 1941

Japan
  • Food transport ship Irako was launched at the Kawasaki Kobe Shipyard, Japan. ww2dbase [Irako | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
28 Aug 1941

Japan
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Kobe, Japan; among the passengers were 349 Jewish refugees. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
5 Dec 1941

Japan
  • Irako was commissioned into Japanese Navy service with Captain Eisaku Tsuji in command. She departed Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [Irako | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
28 Mar 1942

Japan
18 May 1943

Japan
  • The keel of Submarine No. 5091 was laid down at Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan by Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation. ww2dbase [I-14 | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
29 Sep 1943

Japan
  • The keel of I-403 was laid down by Kawasaki Heavy Industries at Kobe, Japan; the project would soon be canceled, however. ww2dbase [I-400-class | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
14 Mar 1944

Japan
  • I-14, previously known as Submarine No. 5091, was launched at Kobe, Japan. ww2dbase [I-14 | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
2 Nov 1944

Japan
  • Kamoi arrived at Kobe, Japan at 1713 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
4 Nov 1944

Japan
  • Kamoi departed Kobe, Japan at 0928 hours and arrived at Osaka at 1058 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kobe, Hyogo | CPC]
4 Feb 1945

Japan
  • Seventy American B-29 Superfortress bombers dropped 160 tons of incendiaries on the Japanese city of Kobe. Most of its building were made of wood and they blazed instantly. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Kobe, Hyogo | AC]
16 Mar 1945

Japan
17 Mar 1945

Japan
  • 331 US B-29 bombers destroyed 7 square kilometers of Kobe, Japan; 8,841 were killed and 650,000 were displaced. The US attack also heavily damaged submarine I-15, which was under-construction at Kobe, nearly completed. ww2dbase [Bombing of Tokyo and Other Cities | Kobe, Hyogo | 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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