18th Cruiser Division (Imperial Japanese Navy)

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18th Cruiser Division
第十八戦隊
(Dai-Jūhachi Sentai)
Active 1940-1942; 1944-1945
Country Japan
Part of 8th Fleet
7th Fleet

The 18th Cruiser Division (CruDiv 18, 第十八戦隊, Dai-Jūhachi Sentai) was a cruiser unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the division was part of the 4th Fleet and consisted of the light cruisers Tenryū and Tatsuta.[1]

Organization[edit]

  • This article handles all Dai-Jūhachi Sentai collectively.
Date Higher unit Vessels
1 May 1940 (original) 4th Fleet Cruiser Tama, Minelayer Tokiwa
15 November 1940 4th Fleet Cruiser Kashima, Tenryū, Tatsuta
1 December 1941 4th Fleet Cruiser Tenryū, Tatsuta
14 July 1942 8th Fleet Cruiser Tenryū, Tatsuta
10 December 1942 disbanded
20 January 1944 Escort Fleet Minelayer Tokiwa, C.M. Cruiser Saigon Maru, C.M. Minelayer Sinkō Maru, Kōei Maru
5 November 1944 Escort Fleet Minelayer Tokiwa, C.M. Minelayer Kōei Maru, C.M. Gunboat Chōhakusan Maru
10 April 1945 7th Fleet Minelayer Tokiwa, C.M. Minelayer Kōei Maru, Eijō Maru
1 October 1945 dissolved

Commanding officers[edit]

  • This article handles all Dai-Jūhachi Sentai collectively.
Rank Name Date Note, additional post
1 Rear-Admiral Rokuzō Sugiyama 1 May 1940
2 Vice-Admiral Mitsumi Shimizu 15 November 1940 Commander of the 3rd China Expeditionary Fleet
3 Vice-Admiral Rokuzō Sugiyama 5 July 1941 Commander of the 3rd China Expeditionary Fleet
4 Rear-Admiral Kuninori Marumo 1 December 1941
5 Rear-Admiral Sadamichi Kajioka 14 July 1942
6 Rear-Admiral Mitsuharu Matsuyama 1 September 1942
x disbanded 10 December 1942
7 Rear-Admiral Seiji Mizui 20 January 1944
8 Vice-Admiral Fukuji Kishi 5 June 1945 Commander of the 7th Fleet
9 Vice-Admiral Sentarō Ōmori 20 August 1945 Commander of the 7th Fleet
x vacant post 15 September 1945

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "HIJMS Tatsuta". Combined Fleet. Retrieved 7 December 2011.