Japanese Navy in 1957

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List of active ships

Active ships at the end of the year

Pennant List (end of the year)

by organization (end of the year)

Self Defense Fleet SS-501 Kuroshio
Escort Flotilla 1 DD-102 Yukikaze
Escort Division 1PF-282 Nara, PF-283 Kashi, PF-290 Sakura
Escort Division 6DE-262 Asahi, DE-263 Hatsuhi
Escort Division 7DE-201 Akebono, DE-202 Ikazuchi, DE-203 Ikazuchi
Escort Flotilla 2 DD-101 Harukaze
Escort Division 3PF-296 Tochi, PF-297 Shii, PF-298 Maki
Escort Division 4PF-284 Momi, PF-292 Tsuge, PF-293 Kaede, PF-294 Buna
Escort Division 5DD-181 Asakaze, DD-182 Hatakaze
Minesweeper Flotilla 1 ASR-431 Suma, GP-441 Soei, MST-471 Nasami
Minesweeper Division 11MSC-658 Yakushima, MSC-659 Ogishima, MSC-660 Yugeshima, MSC-661 Yurishima
Minesweeper Division 12MSC-655 Ujishima, MSC-656 Etajima, MSC-657 Nuwajima
Minesweeper Division 21MSC-651 Yashima, MSC-652 Hashima, MSC-653 Tsushima, MSC-654 Toshima
Minesweeper Division 31MSC-601 Atada, MSC-602 Itsuki, MSC-603 Yashiro
Yokosuka District DE-261 Wakaba, LSSL-433 Yamabuki, ASS-472 Miho, ARC-481 Tsugaru, AMC-491 Erimo, PT-807 PT-7
Guard Division 4LSSL-426 Ezogiku, LSSL-444 Sasayuri, LSSL-445 Susuki, LSSL-446 Karukaya, LSSL-448 Keito, LSSL-449 Suisen
Guard Division 5LSSL-413 Nogiku, LSSL-414 Yamagiku, LSSL-418 Iwagiku, LSSL-422 Tsutsuji
Guard Division 10LSSL-401 Yuri, LSSL-402 Kiku, LSSL-403 Hagi, LSSL-408 Aoi, LSSL-411 Akane
Base Guard Group Yokosuka LSSL-415 Hamagiku, AST-421 Toba, MSA-451 Okichidori ASM-57 ASM-7, ASM-58 ASM-8
Patrol Torpedo Boat Division 1PT-801 PT-1, PT-802 PT-2, PT-803 PT-3, PT-804 PT-4, PT-805 PT-5, PT-806 PT-6, PT-809 PT-9
Transport Division 1 LSSL-435 Sekichiku, LSSL-443 Himeyuri, LSM-3001
Transport Unit 1LCU-2001, LCU-2002, LCU-2003, LCU-2004
Transport Unit 3LCM-1001, LCM-1002, LCM-1003, LCM-1004, LCM-1005, LCM-1006, LCM-1007, LCM-1008, LCM-1009, LCM-1010, LCM-1011, LCM-1012, LCM-1013, LCM-1020, LCM-1021, LCM-1022, LCM-1023, LCM-1024
Kure DistrictGuard Division 3LSSL-434 Renge, LSSL-447 Kikyo, LSSL-450 Yaguruma
Base Guard Group Kure ASM-51 ASM-1
Minesweeper Division 4MSI-680 Ukishima, MSI-687 Kurushima, MSI-693 Tomozuru, MSI-700 Hiyodori
Minesweeper Division 101LSSL-420 Kaido, GP-445 Yuchidori, MSB-701 MSB-1, MSB-702 MSB-2, MSB-703 MSB-3, MSB-704 MSB-4
Transport Division 2 LSSL-416 Isogiku, LSSL-417 Shiragiku
Transport Unit 2LCU-2005, LCU-2006
Transport Unit 4LCM-1014, LCM-1015, LCM-1016, LCM-1017, LCM-1018, LCM-1019, LCM-1025, LCM-1026, LCM-1027, LCM-1028, LCM-1029
Sub Area Activity OsakaMinesweeper Division 5MSI-682 Himeshima, MSI-691 Kamozuru, MSI-694 Shiratori, MSI-696 Hatsutaka
Sasebo DistrictGuard Division 7LSSL-427 Hinagiku, LSSL-428 Sawagiku, LSSL-429 Tsuta, LSSL-430 Hasu, LSSL-431 Shida
Antisubmarine Division 1PC-301 Kari, PC-302 Kiji, PC-303 Taka, PC-304 Washi
Air Squadron KanoyaASH-01 ASH-1
Air Squadron OmuraASH-03 ASH-3
Base Guard Group Sasebo ASM-53 ASM-3
Sub Area Activity Shimonoseki Hibari
Minesweeper Division 6MSI-683 Awashima, MSI-688 Takashima, MSI-690 Yoshikiri, MSI-699 Hayatori
Maizuru District PF-286 Matsu
Guard Division 6LSSL-419 Azami, LSSL-421 Rindo, LSSL-423 Himawari, LSSL-424 Hiiragi
Base Guard Group MaizuruMinesweeper Division 1MSI-681 Otoshima, MSI-695 Chiyozuru, MSI-698 Iwatsubame
Minesweeper Division 3MSI-684 Kamoshima, MSI-692 Yukari, MSI-697 Umitsubame
Ominato District PF-287 Nire, PC-308 Hayabusa
Guard Division 1LSSL-404 Ran, LSSL-405 Fuji, LSSL-406 Bara, LSSL-425 Ajisai
Antisubmarine Division 2PC-305 Kamome, PC-306 Tsubame, PC-307 Misago
Air Squadron HachinoheASH-02 ASH-2
Sub Area Activity HakodateMinesweeper Division 2MSI-685 Tsurushima, MSI-686 Matsushima, MSI-689 Oshima
Training Flotilla PF-289 Ume, PF-295 Keyaki
Training Division 1PF-285 Sugi, PF-288 Kaya
Training Division 2PF-281 Kusu, PF-291 Kiri
Training Division 11LSSL-407 Sumire, LSSL-409 Keshi, LSSL-410 Ayame, LSSL-412 Fuyo
Training Division 12LSSL-436 Oniyuri, LSSL-437 Yamayuri, LSSL-438 Suzuran, LSSL-441 Kanna
Training Division 13LSSL-432 Suiren, LSSL-439 Hamayu, LSSL-440 Shobu, LSSL-442 Botan

Ships in and out

Commissioned ships in the year

Decommissioned ships in the year

Who's who

Key job assignment

 1 Jan31 Jan2 Feb25 Feb10 Jul
Emperor of JapanEmperor Showa
Prime MinisterIshibashi TanzanKishi Nobusuke
Minister of NavyIshibashi Tanzan (a)Kishi NobusukeKodaki AkiraTsushima Juichi
Chairman of Joint Staff CouncilGen (G) Hayashi Keizo
Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defense ForceAdm Nagasawa Hiroshi
Commander-in-chief, Self Defense FleetVAdm Ihara Mitsugu


Chronology for Japanese Navy
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029