Ha-19 being transferred to Fredericksburg, Texas during a bond tour, circa 1943
Three Japanese Type A-class midget submarines wrecked by demolition charges, at a former Japanese base on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 7 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2
Three Japanese Type A-class midget submarines wrecked by demolition charges, at a former Japanese base on Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, 7 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2
Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine and transport Yamazuki Maru beached on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1 May 1944
US Navy salvaging a Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine from shallows around Okinawa, Japan, 1945
USS Current raising wreck of midget submarine I-18tou, Keehi Lagoon, Hawaii, United States, 13 Jun 1960
Japanese Type A-class midget submarine being recovered near the entrance to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, circa Jul 1960; its torpedoes had not been fired
Underwater image of the Japanese Type A midget submarine sunk by USS Ward as the first casualty of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 Dec 1941. Note shell hole. 28 Aug 2002 photo by Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL).
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