Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine

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Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine
Japanese Two-Man Submarine - War in the Pacific National Historical Park (T. Stell Newman Visitor Center) - DSC00864.JPG
Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine is located in Guam
Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine
Location Chapel Rd. near barracks 14, Comnavmarianas, Guam
Coordinates 13°25′43″N 144°38′46″E / 13.42861°N 144.64611°E / 13.42861; 144.64611Coordinates: 13°25′43″N 144°38′46″E / 13.42861°N 144.64611°E / 13.42861; 144.64611
Area less than one acre
Built 1944
Built by Ourazake
Architectural style Type C submarine
NRHP reference # 99001706[1]
Added to NRHP February 3, 1999

The Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Submarine, now located at Chapel Rd. near barracks 14 in Comnavmarianas, Guam, was built in 1944. It is a Type C Kō-hyōteki-class submarine (甲標的丙型) built by Ōurazaki, Kure. It was captured during World War II, after it ran aground on Togcha Beach, near Ipan Talofofo, Guam, in 1944, its crew surrendered three days later.[2]

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1] It is of a model of submarine deployed in the later part of World War II; its advantage over "Type A" Kō-hyōteki-class submarine is that it had a diesel generator that extended its range of operations. There were apparently only fifteen "Type C" submarines ever built; this is the only known surviving example. Its insides were cleaned out by the Navy before it was placed on display at "old Camp Dealy" on Togcha Bay, Guam, it was moved to Naval Station, Guam, in 1952. It is now located at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center, a part of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, just outside Naval Base Guam. [2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Jennings, W. Bunn, Jr. (March 25, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine / Guam Site No. 66-03-1088" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying nine photos