Naval Academy (Japanese Navy)

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Naval Academy 海軍兵学校 Kaigun Heigakko

classes

class date of
entrance
date of
graduation
number of
alumni
note
1st class November 1873 2
2nd class 1 Nov 1874 17
3rd class September 1876 17
4th class June 1877
5th class
6th class
7th class
8th class
9th class
10th class
11th class 10 Sept 1880 22 Dec 1884 26
12th class
13th class
14th class
15th class
16th class
17th class
18th class
19th class
20th class 1893.12.18 31
21st class 1894.11.15 32
22nd class 1895.12.21 24
23rd class 1896.12.11 19
24th class 1897.10.18 18
25th class 1897.12.18 32
26th class 1898.12.13 59
27th class 1899.12.16 113
28th class 1900.12.13 103
29th class 1901.12.14 125
30th class 1902.12.14 186
31st class 1903.12.14 185
32nd class 16 Dec 1901 14 Nov 1904 192 education was cut short due to Russo-Japanese war
33rd class 1905.11.28 169
34th class 1906.11.19 175
35th class 1907.11.20 171
36th class 1908.11.21 190
37th class 1909.11.19 180
38th class 1910.07.18 149
39th class 1911.07.18 148
40th class 1912.07.17 144
41st class 1913.12.19 118
42nd class 1914.12.19 117
43rd class 1915.12.16 95
44th class 1916.11.22 95
45th class 1917.11.24 89
46th class 1918.11.21 124
47th class 1919.10.09 115
48th class 1920.07.16 171
49th class 1921.07.16 174
50th class 1922.06.01 272
51st class 1923.07.14 255
52nd class 1924.07.24 235
53rd class 1925.07.14 62
54th class 1926.03.27 68
55th class 1927.03.28 120
56th class 1928.03.16 111
57th class 1929.03.27 122
58th class 1930.11.18 113
59th class 1931.11.17 123
60th class 1932.11.19 127
61st class 1933.11.28 116
62nd class 1934.11.17 125
63rd class 1936.03.19 124
64th class 1937.03.23 160
65th class 1938.03.16 187
66th class 1938.09.27 219
67th class 1939.07.25 248
68th class 1940.08.07 288
69th class 1941.03.25 343
70th class 1941.11.15 432
71st class 1942.11.14 581
72nd class 1943.09.15 625
73rd class 1 Dec 1941 22 Mar 1944 902
74th class 1 Dec 1942 30 Mar 1945 1024
75th class 1 Dec 1943 1 Oct 1945 3277 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
76th class 9 Oct 1944 1 Oct 1945 3028 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
77th class 10 Apr 1945 1 Oct 1945 3115 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
78th class 3 Apr 1945 1 Oct 1945 4048 preliminary class. academy closed due to Japanese surrender

Assignment

Commandants, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 27 Oct 1870 Kawamura Sumiyoshi 兵学頭
2 3 Nov 1871 Nakamuta Kuranosuke
1 31 Aug 1876 CAPT Matsumura Junzo 海軍省出勤 筑波艦長 海軍兵学校長
20 Feb 1877 Ito Toshiyoshi
23 Aug 1877 CAPT Matsumura Junzo 筑波艦長 筑波艦長
31 Oct 1877 Rear Admiral Nakamuta Kuranosuke 海軍省副官専任 横須賀造船所
18 Jan 1878 Ito Toshiyoshi
5 Apr 1878 Captain Nire Kagenori Cdr, Eastern Seaman Corps Waiting for appointment 4 Feb 1880 Rear Admiral
8 Dec 1880 Motoyama Susumu
17 Jun 1881 Ito Toshiyoshi
12 Oct 1882 Rear Admiral Matsumura Junzo 扶桑艦長 中艦隊司令官
21 Jan 1884 Ito Sukemaro
28 Dec 1885 Rear Admiral Matsumura Junzo 中艦隊司令官 待命
28 Sep 1887 Arichi Shinanojo
17 Apr 1889 Yoshijima Tokiyasu
24 Sep 1890 Motoyama Susumu
12 Jul 1892 Rear Admiral Yamazaki Kagenori 呉軍港司令官 横須賀軍港司令官
12 Dec 1892 Tsuboi Kozo
20 Dec 1893 Shibayama Yahachi
21 Jul 1894 Captain Yoshijima Tokiyasu Reserve Demobilized
25 Jul 1895 Captain Hidaka Sonojo 2nd class, NA 松島艦長 常備艦隊司令官 5 Nov 1896 Rear Admiral
19 Jan 1899 Kawara Yoichi 2nd class, NA
24 May 1902 Rear Admiral Togo Masamichi 4th class, NA Chief Inst, Naval Academy Cdr, 6th Squadron
28 Dec 1903 Rear Admiral Tomioka Sadayasu 5th class, NA Dir, 1st Bu, NGS Cdr, Training Fleet
19 Nov 1906 Rear Admiral Shimamura Hayao 7th class, NA Cdr, Training Fleet Cdt, Naval College
28 Aug 1908 Rear Admiral Yoshimatsu Motaro 7th class, NA Cdr, Training Fleet Cdt, Naval College 1 Dec 1909 Vice Admiral
1 Dec 1910 Rear Admiral Yamashita Gentaro 10th class, NA Chief, 1st Div, NGS Vice Chief, NGS 1 Dec 1912 Vice Admiral
25 Mar 1914 Vice Admiral Arima Ryokitsu 12th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee Dir, NEC
1 Dec 1916 Vice Admiral Nomaguchi Kaneo 13th class, NA Cdr, 6th Squadron CinC, Maizuru District
1 Dec 1918 Vice Admiral Suzuki Kantaro 14th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee CinC, Second Fleet
1 Dec 1920 Chisaka Tomojiro 14th class, NA
1 Apr 1923 Vice Admiral Taniguchi Naomi 19th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee CinC, Second Fleet
18 Sep 1925 Rear Admiral Shirane Kumazo 24th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Att, NGS 1 Dec 1925 Vice Admiral
1 Apr 1927 Vice Admiral Tosu Tamaki 25th class, NA Att, Naval General Staff Cdr, Maizuru Guard District
10 Dec 1928 Vice Admiral Nagano Osami 28th class, NA Att, Naval General Staff Vice Chief, Naval General Staff
10 Jun 1930 Vice Admiral Ominato Naotaro 29th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Cdr, Maizuru Guard District
1 Dec 1931 Rear Admiral Matsushita Hajime 31st class, NA Cdr, 3rd Squadron Cdr, Training Fleet 1 Dec 1932 Vice Admiral
3 Oct 1933 Rear Admiral Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA Cdr, 1st Air Squadron Att, Naval General Staff 15 Nov 1933 Vice Admiral
15 Nov 1935 Vice Admiral Idemitsu Mambei 33rd class, NA Cdr, 1st Submarine Squadron Cdr, Maizuru Guard District
1 Dec 1937 Vice Admiral Sumiyama Tokutaro 34th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Vice Minister of Navy 30 Aug 1939 vacant
15 Nov 1939 Vice Admiral Niimi Masaichi 36th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN CinC, 2nd CE Fleet
4 Apr 1941 Vice Admiral Kusaka Jinichi 37th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN CinC, 11th Air Fleet 1 Oct 1942 vacant
26 Oct 1942 Vice Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA CinC, 4th Fleet Vice Minister of Navy
5 Aug 1944 Vice Admiral Okawauchi Denshichi 37th class, NA Dir, Naval Radar Command Att, Combined Fleet HQ
4 Nov 1944 Vice Admiral Komatsu Teruhisa 37th class, NA CinC, Sasebo District Att, NGS
15 Jan 1945 Vice Admiral Kurita Takeo 38th class, NA Att, Naval General Staff Att, Ministry of Navy 1 Oct 1945 closed

Deputy Commandant, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
22 Sept 1943 RADM Arima Kaoru 42nd class, NA Chief Inst, Naval Academy Cdr, 4th Base Force
25 Feb 1944 RADM Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA CoS, 1st Fleet Dir, Edu Bu, MoN 1 May 1945 VADM
5 May 1945

Chief Instructor, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
15 Nov 1940 RADM Teraoka Kimpei 40th class, NA Cdr, 3rd Air Unit Group Att, China Area Fleet HQ
25 Mar 1941
21 Jun 1943 RADM Arima Kaoru 42nd class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, 4th Base Force
25 Feb 1944 RADM Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA CoS, 1st Fleet Dir, Edu Bu, MoN 1 May 1945 VADM
5 May 1945

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