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Tokuyama

Tokuyama (131.809E 34.052N) was a small naval base on the Inland Sea that was the main Japanese Navy fuel depot. Storage capacity was 3 million tons. The population was about 38,400 in 1945.

The port was mined on 5 May 1945. About 20 percent of the port was destroyed in a B-29 raid on 10 May 1945 in support of the Okinawa battle. It is likely that the raid was motivated in part by signals intelligence: The final sortie of Yamato was from this port. Eventually about 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2) or 37% of the city was destroyed in raids.

Shipyards


Yard
Floor Space
Building Way Length
Merchant Tonnage
Naval Tonnage
Kasado
285
686
646
0

Rail connections

Iwakuni

Ogori

Yahai


References

OPNAV-P-03-100 (1945-10-25; accessed 2015-12-28)

Parillo (1993)

Spurr (1981)


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