[Post-WWII – 1946, Japan: Captured Japanese Submarines Inspected & Sunk. 01Apr46]
Aerials circling fleet of Japanese submarines lying in cove at Sasebo Bay, Japan.
00:01:00 00:13:30 American Navy crews opening boxes of demolition charges aboard Japanese submarine no. 4402. 00:14:03 Party w/ Admiral Robert M Griffen & others arriving in small boat to no. 4402, VIPs on board & saluted.
00:02:06 00:14:36 High angle w/ Japanese workers on deck, go below one of the smaller submarines & out. Large submarine passing. Navy officers on board talking. Japanese tug alongside. Opening large conical door of hangar of 4402, world’s largest submarine, that can carry 4 planes. Griffen walks inside hangar.
00:04:12 00:16:42 Views towards different submarines in cove, passing 147; 4162; 4165; 4168 & 4103 (?). Alongside 107. Pulling up to sub 158 & Admiral Griffen goes aboard, accompanied by party. POV from boat circling subs; Japanese putting cherry blossoms in periscope of submarine.
00:06:37 00:19:07 CUs, Capt Atogi Nakamura and Lt Tashio Tanaka. The latter is the officer who fired torpedoes which blew up the Indianapolis.
00:07:07 00:19:37 Pan, crew of the 158. Sequence: aboard destroyer USS Everett F. Larsen (DD-830), MCU, Commander F A McKee, on the bridge w Capt Bell, acting commodore of the destroyer squadron. Also in scene is Japanese interpreter giving instruction thru megaphone. Several scenes showing destroyer convoy in bg. From bridge of the Larsen submarines underway;
00:08:22 00:20:52 Scenes of no. 402 being sunk by the Larsen’s gunfire (scene seems to be removed). LSs, of other subs being sunk by gunfire. MS, naval guns being fired.
Post-WW2; Operation Road’s End; Japan Occupation;
NOTE: Submarine 158 sunk the USS Indianapolis. 24 captured submarines were sunk in Apr46.
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