Japanese Navy in 1968

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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 AO-411 Hamana
Fleet Escort Force DD-161 Akizuki
Escort Flotilla 1 DD-116 Minegumo, DD-162 Teruzuki, DD-163 Amatsukaze
Escort Division 1DD-164 Takatsuki, DD-165 Kikuzuki
Escort Division 7DE-201 Akebono, DE-202 Ikazuchi, DE-203 Inazuma
Escort Division 8DD-104 Isonami, DD-106 Shikinami
Escort Division 9DD-103 Ayanami, DD-105 Uranami
Escort Flotilla 2 DD-101 Harukaze
Escort Division 10DD-107 Murasame, DD-108 Yudachi, DD-109 Harusame
Escort Division 11DD-110 Takanami, DD-111 Onami, DD-112 Makinami
Escort Division 21DD-113 Yamagumo, DD-114 Makigumo, DD-115 Asagumo
Escort Flotilla 3 DD-102 Yukikaze
Escort Division 31DE-211 Isuzu, DE-212 Mogami
Fleet Air ForceFleet Air Wing 1 ASH-01 ASH-1
Fleet Air Wing 21 ASH-02 ASH-2
Submarine Flotilla 1 PF-288 Kaya, ASR-401 Chihaya
Submarine Division 1SS-521 Hayashio, SS-522 Wakashio, SS-523 Natsushio, SS-524 Fuyushio
Submarine Division 2SS-511 Oyashio, SS-561 Oshio
Submarine Division 3SS-562 Asashio, SS-563 Harushio, SS-564 Michishio
Minesweeper Flotilla 2 PF-291 Kiri, MST-471 Nasami, ARC-481 Tsugaru, AMC-491 Erimo
Minesweeper Division 32MSC-604 Kasado, MSC-605 Shisaka, MSC-606 Kanawa
Minesweeper Division 33MSC-607 Sakito, MSC-608 Habushi, MSC-609 Kozu
Minesweeper Division 34MSC-610 Tatara, MSC-611 Tsukumi, MSC-612 Mikura
Minesweeper Division 36MSC-615 Koshiki, MSC-616 Hotaka, MSC-621 Otsu
Minesweeper Division 39MSC-623 Rishiri, MSC-624 Rebun, MSC-629 Katsura
Landing Division 1LST-4001 Osumi, LST-4002 Shimokita, LST-4003 Shiretoko
Minesweeper Flotilla 1 ATR-431 Suma, MST-461 Hayatomo
Minesweeper Division 21MSC-651 Yashima, MSC-652 Hashima, MSC-653 Tsushima
Minesweeper Division 31MSC-601 Atada, MSC-602 Itsuki, MSC-603 Yashiro
Minesweeper Division 35MSC-613 Shikine, MSC-614 Hirado, MSC-654 Toshima
Minesweeper Division 37MSC-617 Karato, MSC-618 Hario, MSC-622 Kudako
Minesweeper Division 40MSC-625 Amami, MSC-627 Minase, MSC-628 Ibuki
Minesweeper Division 101MSB-701 MSB-1, MSB-702 MSB-2, MSB-703 MSB-3, MSB-704 MSB-4, MSB-705 MSB-5, MSB-706 MSB-6
Yokosuka District PF-281 Kusu, MST-472 Miho, PT-810 PT-10, AGB-5001 Fuji, ASM-71 Yuchidori
Antisubmarine Division 1PC-301 Kari, PC-302 Kiji, PC-303 Taka, PC-304 Washi
Landing Division 11LCM-1010, LCM-1011, LCM-1012, LCM-1013, LCM-1020, LCM-1021, LCM-1022, LCM-1023, LCM-1024, LCU-2003, LCU-2004
Area Guard Group Yokosuka ASH-25 ASH-25, ASH-26 ASH-26
Coastal Defense Group YokosukaPatrol Torpedo Boat Division 1PT-801 PT-1, PT-802 PT-2, PT-805 PT-5, PT-806 PT-6
Patrol Boat Division 1PB-901 PB-1, PB-902 PB-2, PB-903 PB-3, PB-904 PB-4
Kure District PF-285 Sugi
Antisubmarine Division 2PC-305 Kamome, PC-306 Tsubame, PC-307 Misago, PC-308 Hayabusa
Landing Division 12LCM-1014, LCM-1015, LCM-1016, LCM-1017, LCM-1018, LCM-1019, LCM-1025, LCM-1026, LCM-1027, LCU-2006
Base Guard Group KurePatrol Torpedo Boat Division 2PT-803 PT-3, PT-804 PT-4, PT-807 PT-7, PT-808 PT-8
Sub Area Activity HanshinPatrol Boat Division 2PB-905 PB-5, PB-906 PB-6, PB-907 PB-7
Sasebo District DD-181 Asakaze, LSM-3001
Antisubmarine Division 3PC-313 Otori, PC-314 Kasasagi, PC-315 Hatsukari, PC-319 Shiratori
Landing Division 15LCM-1028, LCM-1029, LCM-1037, LCM-1038, LCM-1039, LCM-1040, LCM-1041, LCM-1042
Air Squadron OmuraASH-03 ASH-3, ASH-41 ASH-41
Coastal Defense Group SaseboPatrol Boat Division 3PB-911 PB-11, PB-912 PB-12, PB-913 PB-13, PB-914 PB-14
Sub Area Activity Shimonoseki ASH-22 ASH-22
Maizuru District DD-182 Hatakaze
Antisubmarine Division 4PC-311 Mizutori, PC-312 Yamadori, PC-316 Umidori, PC-320 Hiyodori
Minesweeper Division 38MSC-619 Mutsure, MSC-620 Chiburi, MSC-626 Urume
Landing Division 14LCM-1030, LCM-1031, LCM-1032, LCM-1033, LCM-1034, LCM-1035, LCM-1036
Area Guard Group Maizuru ASH-23 ASH-23, ASH-24 ASH-24, ASH-28 ASH-28
Coastal Defense Group MaizuruPatrol Boat Division 4PB-915 PB-15, PB-916 PB-16, PB-917 PB-17, PB-918 PB-18
Ominato District PF-287 Nire, ASH-06 ASH-6
Escort Division 32DE-213 Kitakami, DE-214 Oi
Antisubmarine Division 5PC-309 Umitaka, PC-310 Otaka, PC-317 Wakataka, PC-318 Kumataka
Landing Division 13LCM-1001, LCM-1002, LCM-1003, LCM-1004, LCM-1005, LCM-1006, LCM-1007, LCM-1008, LCM-1009, LCU-2001, LCU-2002, LCU-2005
Air Squadron HachinoheASH-04 ASH-4
Sub Area Activity Hakodate ASH-05 ASH-5
Training Squadron PF-295 Keyaki
Training Division 1DE-262 Asahi, DE-263 Hatsuhi
Training Division 2DD-183 Ariake, DD-184 Yugure
Operational Test and Evaluation Unit DE-261 Wakaba, ASM-72 Okichidori

Ships in and out

Commissioned ships in the year

  • DD-116 Minegumo (31 Aug), completed (FY1965)
  • DD-165 Kikuzuki (27 Mar), completed (FY1964)
  • SS-564 Michishio (29 Aug), completed (FY1965)
  • MSC-628 Ibuki (27 Feb), completed (FY1966)
  • MSC-629 Katsura (15 Feb), completed (FY1966)

Decommissioned ships in the year

Who's who

Key job assignment

 1 Jan30 Nov
Emperor of JapanEmperor Showa
Prime MinisterSato Eisaku
Director General, Defense AgencyMasuda KaneshichiArita Kiichi
Chairman of Joint Staff CouncilGen (A) Muta Hirokuni
Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defense ForceAdm Itaya Ryuichi
Commander-in-chief, Self Defense FleetVAdm Yamamoto Keishiro


Chronology for Japanese Navy
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