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Japanese 2 Naval District

Like most naval powers, Japan established naval districts for recruiting, training, and logistical support. The 2 Naval District covered the Kure area.

Administrative order of battle, 7 December 1941:

2 Naval District (Toyoda; at Kure)
  DD Yakaze

SS I-52

SS Ro-30

SS Ro-31

SS Ro-32

CM Katsuriki

Submarine Division 6 (Toyoda)

  SS Ro-57


SS Ro-58


SS Ro-59

Kure Air Group


24 F1M2 Pete

Saeki Air Group


16 D1A Susie

Usa Air Group


36 D1A Susie


63 B5M Mabel

Kure Guard Force (Matsuyama)


Kure Coastal Guard Squadron


  CX Bangkok Maru



CX Saigon Maru



PG Hong Kong Maru (2797 tons)


Kure Local Defense Squadron (Ishikawa)



CX Kinjosan Maru (3262 tons)



APD Ch-19



APD Ch-20



APD Ch-21



AMc Aoi Maru



AMc Yachiyo Maru (271 tons)


Destroyer Division 13



DD Kuretake



DD Sanae



DD Wakatake


Minesweeper Division 31



AMc Oi Maru



AMc Takunan Maru #3 (343 tons)



AMc Takunan Maru #8 (343 tons)



AMc Tamo Maru #6



AMc Tamo Maru #7


Minesweeper Division 33



AMc Asahi Maru #2



AMc Bisan Maru (344 tons)



AMc Mejima Maru (336 tons)



AMc Tokuho Maru #5 (238 tons)


12 Air Flotilla (Kira)



Hataka Air Group (at Kure)



  48 E8N Dave




54 E7K Alf



Oita Air Group




76 A5M Claude




45 B5M Mabel



Iwakuni Air Group




96 K5Y Willow



Omura Air Group




36 A5M Claude




12 B5N Kate




16 B5M Mabel

References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Prados (1995)



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