Fourth Fleet (Japanese Navy)

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Fourth Fleet 第四艦隊 Daiyon Kantai, or 4F

Assignment

Commander-in-chief

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1 14 Jun 1905 Vice Admiral Dewa Shigetoo 5th class, NA Commander, 3rd Squadron CinC, Second Fleet 20 Dec 1905 disbanded
1 20 Oct 1937 Vice Admiral Toyoda Soemu 33rd class, NA Director, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy CinC, Second Fleet
2 15 Nov 1938 Vice Admiral Hibino Masaharu 34th class, NA Commandant, Naval College Att, Naval General Staff
3 15 Nov 1939 Vice Admiral Katagiri Eikichi 34th class, NA Commander, Maizuru Guard District Att, Naval General Staff
4 15 Nov 1940 Vice Admiral Takasu Shiro 35th class, NA Att, Naval General Staff CinC, First Fleet
5 11 Aug 1941 Vice Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA Dir, NAC Cdt, Naval Academy
6 26 Oct 1942 Vice Admiral Samejima Tomoshige 37th class, NA Aide-de-Camp to the Emperor CinC, Eighth Fleet
7 1 Apr 1943 Vice Admiral Kobayashi Masami 38th class, NA Att, Naval General Staff Att, Naval General Staff
8 19 Feb 1944 Vice Admiral Hara Chuichi 39th class, NA Cdr, Combined Training Air Unit Group disbanded after the war

Commander, Fourth Fleet

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14 Jun 1905 13 Nov 1905 Rear Admiral Taketomi Kunikane Cdr, 3rd Fleet Cdr, 3rd Fleet

Chief of Staff

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1 Sept 1938 CAPT Oka Arata 40th class, NA CO, Izumo CoS, Yokosuka District
15 Nov 1939
10 Oct 1941 CAPT Yano Shikazo 43rd class, NA Att, 4th Fleet HQ Att, NGS
1 Nov 1942
30 Mar 1944 RADM Arima Kaoru 42nd class, NA Cdr, 4th Base Force Att, SW Area Fleet HQ
12 Aur 1944

Chief Engineer

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20 Oct 1937 Captain (E) Hosotani Shinzaburo 22nd class, NEA Chief, 2nd Sect, Supp Bu, MoN Chief, Supp Ctr, Maizuru Guard District
15 Nov 1938

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