Japanese Navy in 1945

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List of active ships

Active ships at the end of war (15 Aug)

Pennant List (15 Aug)

Ships in and out

Commissioned ships in the year

Decommissioned ships in the year

before the end of war

after the end of war

Who's who

Key job assignment

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Supreme Commander for the Allied Power GA Douglas MacArthur
Emperor of JapanEmperor Showa
Prime MinisterGen Koiso KuniakiAdm Baron Suzuki KantaroGen Prince NaruhikoBaron Shidehara Kijuro
Minister of NavyAdm Yonai Mitsumasa 
Vice Minister of NavyVAdm Inoue ShigeyoshiVAdm Tada TakeoVAdm Mito Hisashi 
Director, Naval Shipping CommandVAdm Shibuya Ryutaro 
Director, Naval Aviation CommandVAdm Totsuka MichitaroVAdm Inoue ShigeyoshiVAdm Wada Misao(vacant) 
Chief, Naval General StaffAdm Oikawa KoshiroAdm Toyoda Soemu 
Vice Chief, Naval General StaffVAdm Ozawa JisaburoVAdm Onishi Takijiro(vacant)VAdm Takayanagi Gihachi 
Commander-in-chief, General Headquarter of Navy Adm Toyoda SoemuVAdm Ozawa Jisaburo 
Commander-in-chief, Combined FleetAdm Toyoda SoemuVAdm Ozawa Jisaburo 
Commander-in-chief, Second FleetVAdm Ito Seiichi(vacant) 

Active full admirals

  1. Prince Hiroyasu (Admiral of the Fleet, 30 Nov 1945 retired. 16 Aug 1946 died)
  2. Nagano Osami (Admiral of the Fleet, 5 Jan 1947 died)
  3. Yonai Mitsumasa (30 Nov 1945 reserve. 20 Apr 1948 died)
  4. Kato Takayoshi (1 Jun 1945 reserve. 10 Feb 1955 died)
  5. Hasegawa Kiyoshi (30 Nov 1945 reserve. 2 Sep 1970 died)
  6. Oikawa Koshiro (5 Sep 1945 reserve. 9 May 1958 died)
  7. Shimada Shigetaro (20 Jan 1945 reserve. 7 Jun 1976 died)
  8. Yoshida Zengo (1 Jun 1945 reserve. 14 Nov 1966 died)
  9. Toyoda Soemu (30 Nov 1945 reserve. 22 Sep 1957 died)
  10. Kondo Nobutake (5 Sep 1945 reserve. 19 Feb 1953 died)
  11. Nomura Naokuni (15 Oct 1945 reserve. 12 Dec 1973 died)
  12. Sawamoto Yorio (5 Sep 1945 reserve. 29 Jun 1965 died)
  13. Yamagata Seigo (17 Mar 1945 killed in action, promotion posthumously)
  14. Ito Seiichi (7 Apr 1945 killed in action, promotion posthumously)
  15. Tsukahara Nishizo (15 May 1945 promotion, 15 Oct 1945 reserve. 10 Jan 1966 died)
  16. Inoue Shigeyoshi (15 May 1945 promotion, 15 Oct 1945 reserve. 15 Dec 1975 died)


Chronology for Japanese Navy
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