After a number of unsuccessful operations, under the command of Hashimoto I-58 sank Indianapolis on 30 July with two Type 95 torpedoes while on a midnight patrol. Hashimoto graduated from high school in 1927 and was accepted into the Naval Academy. 974, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072087700 (jp), Naval appointment dated 11 September 1945, Publication No. Hashimoto later became a Shinto priest. However, he also noted that its position made such evasive maneuvers incapable of diminishing his ability to attack the ship. During his time aboard Wahoo, Morton became known as the Navy's most aggressive and successful submarine commander. Steaming eastward, she surfaced 10 miles (16 km) off Waikiki on 6 December. [4], In 1938, he was assigned to the destroyer Okikaze on 15 December. 1908, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072108400 (jp), Naval appointment dated 29 November 1945, Publication No. Mochitsura Hashimoto (橋本以行, Hashimoto Mochitsura, 1909 – 25 October 2000) was a Japanese officer and a submarine commander in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Recognizing his calling to serve at sea, he attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated in 1934. While there, she was attacked by aircraft 50 times. The tonnage figures (and sometimes the number of ships sunk) is still being debated among historians. Passing east of Okinawa and spotting no ships, she cruised south arriving at the Guam-Leyte shipping lane on 27 July. The potential for a submarine campaign against the Japanese Empire was clear from early in the war. I-176 was sunk in May 1944 in the western Pacific by the American destroyers Franks, Haggard and Johnston. I-176 was ordered in 1939 but construction did not begin until 1941 at the Kure Naval Arsenal in Hiroshima prefecture. She traveled up the Inland Sea and arrived at Hirao where Hashimoto emotionally informed his crew of the end of the war. [58][59][60], In December 1990, Hashimoto met with some of the survivors of the Indianapolis at Pearl Harbor, where he stated through a translator: "I came here to pray with you for your shipmates whose deaths I caused," to which survivor Giles McCoy simply responded: "I forgive you."[57]. [51] Charles Butler McVay III was exonerated in 2001. [33][35] Spotting three explosions strike the Indianapolis, Hashimoto ordered the submarine on a deep dive fearing detection. Hashimoto testified in the court on 13 December in a crowded courtroom. [13] I-176 was presumed lost on June 11, 1944, and was removed from the Japanese Navy List on July 10. She never surfaced for more than a few hours. She displaced 1,950 tons and had a speed of 24 knots (44km/h). of October 1944, as the result of a Hedge Hog attack by USS Rowell. Only Slade Cutter and Richard O’Kane, who left the Wahoo after its fifth patrol to assume his own command, had better records. On completion in 1942 the vessel was renamed from I-76 to I-176[1] and was sent initially to Truk in September 1942. With Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts. In March 1943 I-176 narrowly avoided destruction when she was attacked at Lae, Papua New Guinea by US B-25 Mitchell bombers while unloading supplies. "[53] Columnist Robert Ruark accused the Navy of using Hashimoto to "hype up" the court martial. [19] Graduating from this course on 30 June, Hashimoto was given command of submarine Ro-31, a coastal defense vessel. Japanese industry depended for survival on access to … In “United States Submarine Operations in World War II,” Theodore Roscoe credits USS Flasher (SS 249), with sinking the highest enemy tonnage (100,231) during the war. "[57] Hashimoto later authored a book Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet, 1941–1945 in which he detailed Japanese submarine operations in the war, including an account of the sinking of Indianapolis. Commanded by Dudley “Mush” Morton, Wahoo was one of the most successful American submarines warfare Commander of World War II. She then moved to Hirao where she loaded six kaitens. 805, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072084200 (jp), Naval appointment dated 1 November 1942, Publication (limited access) No. I-176 returned to Kure in Japan for an overhaul between the end of November 1943 and mid-March 1944. [4] He graduated and commissioned in 1931.[5]. During his career, this Italian submarine ace sent more enemy shipping to the bottom than anyone from the Soviet, Japanese, British or American navies. Then another column of water arose from alongside the Number 2 turret and seemed to envelop the whole ship—"A hit, a hit!" He spoke the next day with Captain John P. Cady, McVay's chief defense counsel, for several hours, as both officers sought to determine his credibility and competence to take the stand in the trial. She remained in port there until March, likely due to supply shortages. The other destroyers joined in, carrying out a series of depth-charge attacks that continued for several hours. [7] Her commander, Yahachi Tanabe, was wounded by machine-gun fire from the bombers and had to relinquish command a few days later. At the time, she was one of only four large submarines left in the Japanese Navy, and her mission was to harass Allied lines of communications.[28][29][30]. Mochitsura Hashimoto (橋本以行, Hashimoto Mochitsura, 1909 – 25 October 2000) was a Japanese officer and a submarine commander in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. [45] For the duration of his time in the United States, he spoke through translator Francis Earl Eastlake from the Office of Naval Intelligence. [42] On 9 December 1945 he was transported from Tokyo to Oakland, California aboard an aircraft of the Naval Air Transport Service. Hashimoto oversaw much of the construction of I-58. He completed his final assignment in June 1946, when he became a civilian merchant shipping captain, and opted to retire from the military. He sank an oil tanker off the Canadian coast, shelled Australian shore facilities and in total sank about 40-45,000 tons of shipping in 2 patrols around Australia. It had presumably been attacked by an American submarine but had escaped damage, most likely due to a defective torpedo. In fact, O’Kane was the supreme submarine ace of the war and won the Medal of Honor. Read about the U.S. Navy's most successful World War II submarine commanders in The Sextant, the NHHC blog.. HIJMS Submarine I-176: Tabular Record of Movement, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in May 1944, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Japanese_submarine_I-176&oldid=979203610, Japanese submarines lost during World War II, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2 × Kampon Mk.1B Model 8 diesels, 2 shafts; 8,000 bhp, 50 nmi (93 km; 58 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged, This page was last edited on 19 September 2020, at 11:56. The most successful Dutch submarine to operate out of Fremantle was the Zwaardvisch (Swordfish). [6] A second supply mission the following month failed. The kaitens tentatively claimed a tanker sunk, though it was unable to verify if the ship had actually been struck. Flasher, like most submarines of its time, was named after a fish. [44] Before Hashimoto could begin his new duties, however, he was summoned by the United States military to be a witness for the prosecution in the court-martial against Indianapolis commander Captain Charles B. McVay III, who was on trial on charges of negligence leading to the ship's sinking. Hashimoto reported a tanker assumed sunk. [6] The sub was a part of a large group of submarines which would support the Attack on Pearl Harbor. [7], In May 1944, Lieutenant Commander Hashimoto was given command of submarine I-58[21] which was still under construction in Sasebo. This Tiny U.S. Navy Warship Sank the Most Submarines in History. The Navy Cross. [8], After several months of repairs in Japan, I-176 returned to Lae, Sio and Finschhafen in New Guinea to carry out a number of successful supply runs between July and October 1943. She heard explosions at 15:21 and 15:31 but her crew was unable to determine if the kaitens had struck their targets. Mochitsura Hashimoto was born in 1909 in Kyoto, Japan[2] the eighth of nine children and fifth son of a kannushi (Shinto priest). She was under the command of Lieutenant Commander … Wahoo’s executive officer on five war patrols was Lieutenant Richard O’Kane, who would go on to be the most successful submarine skipper of the war. [53] Even after his departure his testimony remained controversial, and the Chicago Sun criticized his trip, which it estimated to have cost $1,820 (equivalent to $25,800 in 2019). [23][24] He completed training on the submarine in December 1944. [26] The strike had been unsuccessful. [25], On 29 December, she left on her first war patrol, steaming for the Mariana Islands. [4] The couple had three sons; Mochihiro, born in 1940,[6] Nobutake, born in 1942, and Tomoyuki, born in 1944;[7]and Sonoe, a daughter born in 1947. 9. 155, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072159300 (jp), http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/07/uss_indianapolis_survivor_youv.html, Interrogation of Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mochitsura_Hashimoto&oldid=959136972, Japanese military personnel of World War II, Recipients of the Order of the Rising Sun, Recipients of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Recipients of the Order of the Golden Kite, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 May 2020, at 09:31. Congress warmed to the idea of a weapon that might render expensive battleships obsolete, and on 30 June 1914 authorized construction of eight submarines, of which at least one was to … Four months after this picture was taken she was lost with all hands while attempting to exit the Sea of Japan after sinking four ships for a total of 13,000 tons. Every minute seemed an age. That record remains unbroken. Richard O’Kane was born in 1911 Dover, New Hampshire. Hashimoto died at the age of 91 on 25 October 2000,[61] five days before a resolution to posthumously exonerate Captain McVay was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. [38] He later wrote of the incident: We had the moon behind us and the enemy ship was now clearly visible. Commander Matsumura Kanji, captain of I-21, was the most successful submarine commander to hunt the Australian coast. He initially served aboard the heavy cruiser Chester and the destroyer Pruitt. On October 13, an American carrier group was sighted off the Solomon Islands. He died in 2000. 1994, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072147800 (jp), Ministry of Demobilization appointment dated 11 June 1946, Publication No. Passing through the Inland Sea around minefields, I-58 headed for the east coast of The Philippines intending to attack ships there. [49][50] Still, his testimony is considered integral in McVay's eventual conviction that he had been negligent. [47] It was the first time that an officer of a nation at war with the United States had testified against an officer of the U.S. Navy in a court martial. Notes: Gross with his seven patrols, made in two submarines, carried out the most patrols in the top 10 US Navy Submarine Captains. She was spotted by a US patrol plane whose radio reports summoned the destroyers USS Franks (DD-554), USS Haggard (DD-555) and USS Johnston (DD-557) to the scene. The next day he arrived in Washington, D.C. where hearings were taking place. USS Wahoo pictured in July 1943 off Mare Island Navy Yard. [46] Hashimoto's 50 minutes of testimony focused on whether or not Indianapolis was "zigzagging" and he noted the ship did not deviate from its course. This is often due to convoy battles at night when an attacking "wolfpack" fired torpedoes into the convoy and two (sometimes … patrol, was sunk by friendly fire on the the 3rd. All was dead quiet ... the favorable moment for firing was approaching. Though Hashimoto was himself known to be innocent of any war crimes and was generally treated well by his guards, he spoke little English and was subject to derision in the press. [10] Selected for submarine school the following year, Hashimoto was assigned to the Yokosuka Naval District on 20 May 1939 and enrolled in a six-month torpedo course on 1 June, subsequently entering the naval submarine school as a Class B student on 1 December. He was captain of the submarine I-58, which sank the American heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis in 1945 after its delivery of parts and enriched uranium for the first atomic weapon used in wartime, Little Boy, prior to the attack on Hiroshima. She attacked The family did not have a naval background, but Hashimoto's father struggled financially on a priest's government subsidy and felt entering his son into the military would help to provide for them. In 1999, he assisted the surviving crew of the Indianapolis in attempting to exonerate McVay of blame for the ship's sinking, writing a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee in which he stated, just as he had more than five decades earlier, that even if the Indianapolis had been zigzagging, there would have been no difference: "I would have been able to launch a successful torpedo attack against his ship whether it had been zigzagging or not." I-21 (伊号第二一潜水艦, I-gō Dai Nijū-ichi sensui-kan) was a Japanese Type B1 submarine which saw service during World War II in the Imperial Japanese Navy.She displaced 1,950 tons and had a speed of 24 knots (44 km/h). [6] On 18 November, I-24 and her group sailed from Kure with a midget submarine attached to her afterdeck. On 9 December, I-24 steamed for Kure. [11][12][13] Upon completion of this training, he was assigned to the submarine I-123 on 20 March 1940 as torpedo officer, transferring to the I-155 on 15 October in the same role. World War II: Yanagi Missions — Japan’s Underwater Convoys On Sunday, June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler attacked the Soviet Union and committed his forces to a war of attrition that could not be won. Four months after this picture was taken she was lost with all hands while attempting to exit the Sea of Japan after sinking four ships for a total of 13,000 tons. Once there, I-58 was ordered to launch all of its kaitens without their pilots and immediately return home. [3] In his youth he was described as self-possessed and respectful. On 1 March, she was ordered to Iwo Jima to support the battle taking place there. Mochitsura Hashimoto, as a Lieutenant Commander (c. 1943), Naval appointment dated 15 November 1937, supplement to publication No. A KD7 sub-class boat, I-176 was built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the early 1940s. The following morning, the destroyers found evidence of the destruction of I-176 – fragments of sandalwood and cork and paper marked with Japanese words. She subsequently returned to Truk in April 1944 and was despatched to Buka Island at the far western end of the Solomon Islands archipelago, where she was to undertake another supply run. On 9 August she launched two kaitens against a convoy, and Hashimoto claimed a destroyer probably sunk. [40] She picked up reports of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in intercepted radio transmissions on 7 August but Hashimoto continued to hunt for Allied ships south of Bungo Strait. She remained in port because of continued mining conducted by U.S. Army Air Forces, and departed on 16 July on another war patrol. Six torpedoes were speeding, fanwise, toward the enemy ship. A message from I-176 was intercepted which reported that the vessel had "Received direct torpedo hit en route to Truk, no damage". The American submarine fleet was largely the product the decision by the Navy General Board in 1911 to consider the development of a "fleet submarine", capable of sustained 21 knot speed and good seakeeping so that it could operate with the battle fleet. After searching unsuccessfully for flotsam or any sign of the ship,[36][37] he ordered the I-58 to retire at 02:30. He transmitted a short wave radio message to the 6th Fleet headquarters in Kure at about 03:00 noting the destruction of the ship. Japanese submarines in the area, including the I-176, were ordered to travel north to carry out an attack but the I-176 was the only Japanese vessel to successfully engage one of the US vessels. was a Japanese Type B1 submarine which saw service during World War II in the Imperial Japanese Navy. On completion in 1942 the vessel was renamed from I-76 to I-176 and was sent initially to Truk in September 1942. In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender. 85 crew members died. The most successful submarine of her class, she severely damaged the heavy cruiser USS Chester in October 1942 and sank the submarine USS Corvina in November 1943, the only Japanese submarine to sink one of her American counterparts. [56] He was later interviewed by author Dan Kurzman for his 1990 book Fatal Voyage, in which Kurzman stated, "Commander Hashimoto was amazed by the Americans. [18] For the remainder of 1942, Hashimoto operated his ship in home waters off Yokosuka training crews and trying new equipment and doing research for the development of Japanese submarine doctrine. Haggard made a sonar contact at 4°1′S 156°29′E / 4.017°S 156.483°E / -4.017; 156.483. Japanese submarines in the area, including the I-176, were ordered to travel north to carry out an attack but the I-176 was the only Japanese vessel to successfully engage one of the US vessels. For almost 73 years, the USS England has set a record for most subs sunk by a single ship. The submarines were so successful that by early 1944, they struggled to … The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II, at the beginning of the Pacific War in December 1941, was the third most powerful navy in the world, and the naval air service was one of the most potent air forces in the world. In 1937, Hashimoto married Nobuko Miki, the daughter of a successful Osaka businessman. [22] I-58 was commissioned on 13 September 1944 and Hashimoto commanded her during her shakedown cruises, commanding his men on repeated drills without shore leave. He told them the visibility was good on the night of the attack and he had been able to easily spot the Indianapolis. While penned up in his dormitory during the trial, he was treated more like an honored guest than an enemy officer who had caused the deaths of so many American boys. [14][15], On 15 July 1941, he was assigned to the submarine I-24, becoming its torpedo officer on 31 October, under Lieutenant Commander Hiroshi Hanabusa; the ship was based out of Kure. USS Barb (SS-220), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Barbus, a genus of ray-finned fish.She compiled one of the most outstanding records of any U.S. submarine in World War II.During her seven war patrols, Barb is officially credited with sinking 17 enemy vessels totaling 96,628 tons, including the Japanese aircraft carrier Un'yō. ... At last in a loud voice, I gave the order 'Stand by—fire!' One of Hashimoto's older brothers subsequently attended the Imperial Japanese Army Academy and was commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Army. On 13 May 1944, Fleet Radio Unit Pacific (FRUPAC), Hawaii (successor to Commander Joe Rochefort’s Station Hypo), intercepted and decoded a transmission from Japanese submarine I-16 to Japanese Commander Submarine Division 7 that gave its estimated time of arrival off Buin, Bougainville, Solomon Islands as 2200 22 May. [5] She was ordered to Guadalcanal, where she successfully carried out the first submarine resupply operation of the Japanese garrison on the island in December 1942. The career of the USS Wahoo in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the Empire is legendary in submarine circles. He attended Kyoto Third High School, a prestigious school, where he performed well. On 29 July, Lt. Cmdr. Before commanding Tang, O'Kane served in the highly successful USS Wahoo as executive officer and approach officer under noted Commander Dudley "Mush" Morton. At the behest of his father, he applied for the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy. [55], Afterward, he became a Shinto priest at a shrine in Kyoto. She limped to Kure on 29 April 1945, the only Japanese submarine to withdraw from the operation. [45] Among the public responses, socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean sent an angry telegram to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal to complain, and U.S. Representative Robert L. Doughton publicly stated, "It is the most contemptible thing I ever heard of to summon a Jap officer to testify against one of our own officers. There were Japanese submarine commanders who scored amazing victories, sinking major Allied warships and one, though it was not known until after the war, who launched the single most devastating attack in submarine history, sinking an aircraft carrier, a destroyer and badly damaging a battleship with one spread of torpedoes. [2] She attacked USS Chester (CA-27) on October 20, 1942, at .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}13°31′S 163°17′E / 13.517°S 163.283°E / -13.517; 163.283 some 120 miles (190 km) southeast of the island of Makira (then known as San Cristobal). USS Seawolf under a new Captain, and on her 15th. On October 13, an American carrier group was sighted off the Solomon Islands. Their fifth tour would cement Tang’s record as one of the most successful U.S. sub of WWII, and O’Kane’s standing as America’s greatest submarine commander but Dicken’s might have described it as the best of times and the worst of times. She made 10 war patrols total and is credited with sinking 14 ships, totaling 63,835 tons, including an Imperial Japanese Navy submarine. [48][Note 1] At the behest of Cady, Hashimoto took both a Japanese civil oath and a U.S. Navy oath and so he could be charged for perjury in both nations if he lied. [2] It was the last Japanese naval success of World War II. Commanded by Dudley “Mush” Morton, Wahoo was one of the most successful American submarines of World War II. A series of top-secret Japanese submarine missions could have altered the course of World War II. The list of most successful U-boat commanders contains the top-scoring German U-boat commanders in the two World Wars based on their total tonnage sunk.. Hashimoto was called to testify on behalf of the prosecution at the court-martial of Charles B. McVay III, the commanding officer of Indianapolis, a move which was controversial at the time. Born in Kyoto and educated at the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy, Hashimoto volunteered for service in submarines and was aboard submarine I-24 during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Morton's bravery immediately rubbed off on O'Kane and the rest of the crew and, for three patrols, Wahoo sent numerous Japanese ships to the bottom. However, apart from the German U-Boat commanders, the most successful submarine commander of World War II was an Italian officer, Lieutenant Commander Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia. 453, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072077800 (jp), Naval appointment dated 15 October 1940, Publication (limited access) No. Following his appearance at the trial, Hashimoto remained in U.S. custody under guard until early 1946, when he was returned to Japan aboard USS Effingham. 273, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072074800 (jp), Naval appointment dated 20 May 1939, Publication (limited access) No. 91. 342, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072075900 (jp), Naval appointment dated 1 December 1939, Publication (limited access) No. On November 16, the probable attacker, USS Corvina, was itself sunk by I-176. Several American submarines in the Truk area were informed that a Japanese submarine was in the vicinity. I-24 remained at a rendezvous point to wait for the midget sub, which never came. [34] Believing the ship to be an "Idaho-class" battleship, he ordered I-58 to dive and once Indianapolis closed to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) he ordered six regular torpedoes fired at 00:02 on 30 July. . [18] Hashimoto witnessed the final ritual of Kazuo Sakamaki and Kyoji Inagaki, who would man the midget submarine, which cast off at 05:30. [31][32] She spotted a tanker escorted by a destroyer and Hashimoto ordered her to launch two kaitens at 14:31 and 14:43. Rear Adm. Eugene B. Fluckey, one of America’s most daring submarine commanders of World War II and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, died Thursday in Annapolis, Md. There were no survivors. The torpedo-release switch pressed at intervals of two seconds and then the report came from the torpedo room, "All tubes fired and correct." [27][54] When his ship accidentally collided with and sank a freighter, he was forced to resign. I took her to be an Idaho-class battleship. [41] After the war, it was confirmed Indianapolis was the only ship I-58 had sunk. I-58 surfaced in Bungo Strait on 15 August, where Hashimoto learned of the Gyokuon-hōsō signaling the Japanese surrender and end of the war. Built for the Royal Navy as the “T” Class HMS Talent, it was transferred to the RNN in 1943, and began operations in Australian waters from September 1944. [16][17] Throughout the year, the submarine conducted training maneuvers with a group of midget submarines. On 15 November, as a sub-lieutenant, Hashimoto was assigned to the crew of the gunboat Hozu, and was promoted to lieutenant on 1 December. 736, Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, reference code C13072082900 (jp), Naval appointment dated 2 February 1942, Publication (limited access) No. She had two turrets aft and a large tower mast. [43] On 20 November, he was given command of the destroyer Yukikaze, among the few Imperial Navy ships to survive the war, and assigned to repatriation duties, returning troops to Japan from overseas. Otto Kretschmer (1912–1998) was the most successful of the World War II Aces of the Deep. On 4 February 1945, Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Miwa, Commander of Japanese Sixth Fleet (submarines), ... [SS-269] one of the most successful boats of the war, on 19 February 1944. Her wartime total was 60,038 tons. Perhaps it is time your peoples forgave Captain McVay for the humiliation of his unjust conviction.[57]. Sailing 26 September with Shad (SS-235), she rendezvoused with Cero (SS-225) at Midway Island to form the first of the Submarine Force's highly successful wolfpacks. In his ten combat patrols, five in Wahoo and five commanding Tang, O'Kane participated … After an hour at a deep dive to reload, she surfaced and did not spot Indianapolis. 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