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Kawano Chimaki (1892-1966)

Kawano Chimaki (Kono Chimaki according to some authors) commanded Submarine Squadron 6 when war broke out. In July 1942 he personally directed a submarine campaign against Allied shipping from command submarine I-11 in Bass Strait, north of Tasmania. This posed enough of a threat that it forced the Allies to resume convoy operations off Australia. However, the Japanese felt compelled to redeploy their submarines to meet the threat at Guadalcanal later in the year.

Service record

1892-4-22   Born
1914-12-19     
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 4th in a class of 117. Assigned to CL Aso
1915-8-27   BB Aki
1915-12-13 Ensign  
1916-12-1   CL Yahagi
1917-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Gunnery School Basic Course
1918-5-20   Torpedo School Basic Course
1918-12-1   DD Tsubaki
1919-9-25   CL Adzuma
1920-8-1   DD Kawakaze
1920-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Advanced Course
1921-12-1   Staff, 1 Expeditionary Fleet
1923-5-1   CL Isuzu
1923-12-1   Staff, Cruiser Division 5
1924-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1926-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
BB Ise
1928-2-6   Navy General Staff
1930-12-1   Staff, Combined Fleet
1931-12-1 Commander Navy General Staff
1932-3-5   Trip to Europe, United States
1932-11-15   Staff, Bureau of Naval Affairs, Navy Ministry
1935-7-1   Executive officer, CA Ashigara
1935-11-15 Captain Chief, S4, N2, Navy General Staff
1937-12-1   Commander, CL Naka
1938-11-15   Staff, Combined Fleet
1939-11-15   Commander, CA Atago
1940-10-15   Commander, BB Fuso
1941-9-15   Commander, Submarine Squadron 6
1941-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1942-4-26   Commander, Submarine Squadron 3
1943-1-25   Chief, N4, Navy General Staff
1944-2-15   Schoolmaster, Yokosuka Communications School
1945-5-1 Vice admiral

1945-7-20   Chief Supervisor for Construction and Ordnance, Naval Shipbuidling Command
1945-8-10   Kanto and Shinetsu area supervisor, Department of Military Supply
1945-10-15
Retires
1966-1-25   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-4-2)

Stevens (2005; accessed 2013-9-3)



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