Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II Document


David Dickson, a retired US Navy officer and a foremost expert of Imperial Japanese Navy doctrine, has Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II (Monograph 116) in his vast collection of historical documents. It details naval organization and provides insight into other related topics. He has reproduced the document in digital form and is honored to host this information for him. For more information on David and to see his research work on Japanese naval doctrine, please visit

Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II (Monograph 116)

Part 00 Index and Introduction (7 pages)
Part 01 Organization of the Fleets (30 pages)
Part 02 Organization of the Area Fleets (22 pages)
Part 03 Organization of the Naval Air Fleets (12 pages)
Part 04 Organization of the General Escort Command (8 pages)
Part 05 Organization of the Submarine Forces (35 pages)
Part 06 Organization of Naval Ship Divisions (24 pages)
Part 07 Organization of the Naval Air Groups (51 pages)
Part 08 Monthly Losses of Combatant and Non-Combatant Vessels (71 pages)
Part 09 Chronological Summation of Japanese Submarine Losses (5 pages)
Part 10a Appendix A - Alphabetical list of Combatant Vessels (15 pages)
Part 10b Appendix B - Alphabetical List of Non-Combatant and Converted Vessels (25 pages)

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Last Major Update: Aug 2006

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1. Michael S. Conway says:
29 Nov 2007 12:01:12 PM

This is brilliant I have been looking for Mono 116 for years but living in UK not daring to hope that I would find a copy.
Well done
2. Scott Klewicki says:
23 May 2017 07:29:27 PM

This is the best summary I have found on the topic and I have referred back to it multiple time for research. Well Done.

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