Minister of Navy (Japan)

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Minister of Navy (海軍大臣 Kaigun Daijin)

list of Ministers of Navy

no date of
appointment
rank name class administration previous job next job note
1 22 Dec 1885 LG Saigo Tsugumichi Ito 1
Kuroda
Yamagata 1
Cabinet minister and Lord of Army Minister of Interior
10 Jul 1886 LG Oyama Iwao Ito 1 Minister of Army Minister of Army acting, 1 Jul 1887 discharged
2 17 May 1890 VADM Kabayama Sukenori Yamagata 1
Matsukata 1
Vice Minister of Navy Reserve
3 8 Aug 1892 VADM Nire Kagenori Ito 2 Commandant, Naval College Reserve
4 11 Mar 1893 LG Saigo Tsugumichi Ito 2
Matsukata 2
Ito 3
Okuma 1
Reserve Minister of Interior 3 Oct 1894 ADM
20 Jan 1898 AF
5 8 Nov 1898 VADM Yamamoto Gombei 2nd class, NA Yamaata 2
Ito 4
Katsura 1
Director, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy Military Councillor 6 Jun 1904 ADM
6 7 Jan 1906 VADM Saito Makoto 6th class, NA Saionji 1
Katsura 2
Saionji 2
Katsura 3
Yamamoto 1
Vice Minister of Navy Wait 16 Oct 1912 ADM
7 16 Apr 1914 VADM Yashiro Rokuro 8th class, NA Okuma 2 CinC, Maizuru District Wait
8 10 Aug 1915 VADM Kato Tomozaburo 7th class, NA Okuma 2
Terauchi
Hara
Takahashi
Kato To.
CinC, First Fleet Prime minister 28 Aug 1915 ADM
12 Oct 1921 Hara Takashi Hara Prime minister died acting, 4 Nov 1921 assassinated
5 Nov 1921 Uchida Yasuya Hara Minister of Foreign Affairs discharged acting, as acting Prime minister
13 Nov 1921 Takahashi Korekiyo Takahashi Prime minister acting, 10 Mar 1922 discharged
9 15 May 1923 ADM Takarabe Takeshi 15th class, NA Kato To.
Yamamoto 2
CinC, Yokosuka District Military Councillor
10 7 Jan 1924 ADM Murakami Kakuichi 11th class, NA Kiyoura Military Councillor Military Councillor
11 11 Jun 1924 ADM Takarabe Takeshi 15th class, NA Kato Ta.
Wakatsuki 1
Military Councillor Military Councillor
12 20 Apr 1927 ADM Okada Keisuke 15th class, NA Tanaka G. CinC, Yokosuka District Military Councillor
13 2 Jul 1929 ADM Takarabe Takeshi 15th class, NA Hamaguchi Military Councillor Military Councillor
26 Nov 1929 Hamaguchi Osachi Hamaguchi Prime minister Prime minister acting, 19 May 1930 discharged
14 3 Oct 1930 ADM Abo Kiyokazu 18th class, NA Hamaguchi
Wakatsuki 2
Military Councillor Military Councillor
15 13 Dec 1931 ADM Osumi Mineo 24th class, NA Inukai Military Councillor Military Councillor
16 26 May 1932 ADM Okada Keisuke 15th class, NA Saito Military Councillor Wait
17 9 Jan 1933 ADM Osumi Mineo 24th class, NA Saito
Okada
Military Councillor Military Councillor
18 9 Mar 1936 ADM Nagano Osami 28th class, NA Hirota Military Councillor CinC, Combined Fleet
19 2 Feb 1937 VADM Yonai Mitsumasa 29th class, NA Hayashi
Konoe 1
Hiranuma
CinC, Combined Fleet Military Councillor 1 Apr 1937 ADM
20 30 Aug 1939 VADM Yoshida Zengo 32nd class, NA Abe N.
Yonai
Konoe 2
CinC, Combined Fleet Att, Ministry of Navy
21 5 Sep 1940 ADM Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA Konoe 2
Konoe 3
CinC, Yokosuka District Military Councillor
22 18 Oct 1941 ADM Shimada Shigetaro 32nd class, NA Tojo CinC, Yokosuka District Chief, Naval General Staff
23 17 Jul 1944 ADM Nomura Naokuni 35th class, NA Tojo CinC, Kure District Military Councillor
24 22 Jul 1944 ADM Yonai Mitsumasa 29th class, NA Koiso
Suzuki K.
Higashikuni
Shidehara
Reserve Reserve 1 Dec 1945 abolished

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