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Sugiyama Rokuzo


Photograph of Sugiyama Rokuzo

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Sugiyama was chief of staff of 3 Fleet at the time of the Panay Incident, and offered an apology to the Americans for the incident. He commanded 3 China Fleet at the start of the Pacific War.

Service record

1890-1-4   born
1910-7-18 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 2nd in a class of 149. Assigned to CL Kasagi
1911-3-11   CL Tone
1911-12-1 Ensign  
1912-9-11   Awaiting assignment
1912-12-20     
  BB Hizen
1913-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Gunnery School Basic Course
1914-5-27   Torpedo School Basic Course
1914-12-1   DD Yunagi
1915-12-13   BB Kirishima
1916-12-1 Lieutenant Naval College B-Course
1917-5-1   Torpedo School Advanced Course
1917-12-1   DD Amatsukaze
1918-6-1   Resident officer, Netherlands
1920-1-10   Superintendent, Versailles treaty
1921-6-1   CL Yahagi
1921-11-20   Commander, DD Yugure
1922-1-10   Commander, DD Harukaze
1922-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Naval College A-Course
1924-12-1   Commander, DD-6
1925-10-20   Navy General Staff
1925-12-1   Staff, Bureau of Naval Affairs, Navy Ministry
1926-12-1 Commander  
1928-12-10   Staff, 2 Fleet
1929-3-22   Instructor, Naval College
1929-5-25   Navy General Staff
1929-11-15   Staff, Combined Fleet
1930-12-1 Captain Instructor, Naval College
1933-6-15   Commander, CL Yura
1933-11-15   Commander, CA Aoba
1934-2-20   CL Yakumo
1935-9-11   Commander, BB Hyuga
1936-11-16   Chief of staff, 3 Fleet
1936-12-1 Rear admiral
 
1938-4-25   Navy General Staff
1938-12-15   Commander, Cruiser Division 11
1939-11-15   1 Naval District
1940-2-1   Commander, Yokosuka Guard Squadron
1940-3-15   1 Naval District
1940-5-1   Commander, Cruiser Division 18
1940-11-15 Vice admiral
1 Naval District
1941-4-1   Schoolmaster, Mine School
1941-7-5   Commander, 3 China Fleet
1942-1-3   Commander, 3 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1942-12-1   Navy General Staff
1943-4-15   Director, Naval Shipbuilding Command
1944-11-4   Commander, 3 Naval District
1945-11-30
Retires
1947-6-6   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-2-12)
Pettibone (2007)

Prados (1995)


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