Ha-19 file photo [1296]

Ha-19

CountryJapan
Ship ClassType A-class Midget Submarine
BuilderKure Naval Arsenal
Laid Down1 Jan 1938
Sunk7 Dec 1941
Displacement47 tons full
Length78 feet
Beam6 feet
MachineryOne electric motor, two counter-rotating screws
Speed23 knots
Range100nm at 2 knots, 80nm at 6 knots, 18nm at 19 knots
Crew2
Armament2x450mm torpedoes
Submerged Speed19 knots

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ww2dbaseHa-19, a 47-ton Type A midget submarine, was built at Kure, Japan, in 1938. Between late Nov and early Dec 1941, she was transported aboard the larger submarine I-24 to the waters off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States where she was one of five midget submarines launched to participate on the 7 Dec Japanese raid.

ww2dbaseA non-functioning gyrocompass prevented Ha-19 from entering Pearl Harbor. After many adventures, she went aground at Waimanalo, on the east coast of Oahu. The submarine and her pilot, Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki, were captured on 8 December. Ensign Sakamaki was the first Japanese prisoner of war taken by the United States during the Pacific War.

ww2dbaseHa-19 was salvaged and later sent to the United States' mainland, where she was featured at War Bond drives throughout the country. After the end of the war she was exhibited for many years at Key West, Florida, United States. In 1991, Ha-19 was moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, United States, where she remains on display at the Admiral Nimitz museum.

ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center

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Photographs

Ha-19 beached on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 7Ha-19 beached on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 7Ha-19 beached on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941, photo 3 of 7Ha-19 beached on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941, photo 4 of 7
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Maps

Pearl Harbor chart found in Japanese submarine Ha-19




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Ha-19 beached on Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 7
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