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Ha. 62 76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine

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Area  less than one acre
Architectural style  Type C submarine
Year built  1944
Built by  Ourazake
NRHP Reference #  99001706
Added to NRHP  3 February 1999
Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine
Location  Chapel Rd. near barracks 14, Comnavmarianas, Guam

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.

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999. 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.

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Ha. 62-76 Japanese Midget Attack Submarine Wikipedia


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