12 Apr 1939

Photo(s) dated 12 Apr 1939
Japanese cruiser Mikuma anchored in Kagoshima Harbor, 12 Apr 1939.
25 Oct 1944

Japan
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese convoy with two salvos of torpedoes southwest of Kagoshima, Japan. All four torpedoes of the first salvo missed. Four of the six torpedoes of the second salvo made contact, three hitting (and sinking) oil tanker Jinei Maru and one hitting a freighter. She remained under water for several hours due to counterattacks by the convoy escorts. Surfacing later, she spotted a Japanese hospital ship and allowed it to continue her journey. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Kagoshima | CPC]
23 Mar 1946

Japan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kagoshima, Japan and disembarked personnel. She departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kagoshima | 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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