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  Type A Midget Submarine (Kiska No. 1)
IJN
Type A Ko-hyoteki

46 Tons (surfaced)
47 Tons (submerged)
78' 5" x 5' 11" x 9' 10"
2 x 450mm torpedoes
1 x 300lbs scuttling charge
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US Army August 1943

Wartime History
Transported to Kiska Harbor. Stored in the submarine pens on a marine rail road line at Kiska Submarine Base off Kiska Harbor. Prior to the Japanese withdrawal from Kiska Island on July 23, 1943, each mini submarine was disabled by detonating their internal scuttling charge that exploded their hulls outward and disabled the submarine.

Wreckage
During August 1943, captured by U. S. Army troops occupying the area. The remains of this midget submarine remains on the edge of shore at the surf line. Further inland is Type A Midget Submarine No. 2.

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Last Updated
December 23, 2016

 

 

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