Nishimura Shoji (vice admiral)

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Vice Admiral Nishimura Shoji 西村祥治 (30 Nov 1889 - 25 Oct 1944) was a Japanese naval officer. 39th class of Naval Academy (21st place out of 148 graduates).

History

date rank title job
30 Nov 1889 born
18 Jul 1911 Midshipman Crew, Aso
29 Mar 1912 Crew, Mikasa
1 Dec 1912 Sublieutenant Crew, Aso
1 Dec 1913 Crew, Hiei
1 Dec 1914 Lieutenant JG Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
26 May 1915 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
13 Dec 1915 Crew, Yugiri
20 Aug 1916 Crew, Yakumo
10 Oct 1917 acting Division commander, Haruna
1 Dec 1917 Lieutenant Student, B-course, Naval College
15 Apr 1918 Student, Specific course, Naval College
15 Aug 1918 Student, Navigation course, Naval College
1 Dec 1918 Chief Navigator, Seito
1 Apr 1919 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Seito
20 Jul 1919 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Kawakaze
1 Sept 1919 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Tanikaze
1 Dec 1919 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Yamato
1 Dec 1920 Chief Navigator / Division commander / Equipment officer, Kitakami
1 Dec 1921 acting Chief Navigator / acting Division commander, Hizen
8 Apr 1922 Equipment officer, Yura
1 Nov 1922 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Yura
15 May 1923 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Sunosaki
20 Nov 1923 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Oi
1 Dec 1924 Lt Commander Chief Navigator / Division commander, Nisshin
1 Dec 1925 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Nisshin / Instructor, Naval Engineer Academy
25 Oct 1926 Chief Navigator / Division commander, Nisshin
1 Nov 1926 Destroyer Commanding officer, Kiku
1 Nov 1927 Destroyer Commanding officer, Destroyer No.2
1 Aug 1928 Destroyer Commanding officer, Wakatake
10 Dec 1928 Destroyer Commanding officer, Urakaze
1 Nov 1929 Destroyer Commanding officer, Mikazuki
30 Nov 1929 Commander
15 Nov 1930 Destroyer Commanding officer, Shirakumo
2 Nov 1931 Commanding officer, 26th Destroyer Unit
17 May 1933 Commanding officer, 26th Destroyer Unit / Destroyer Commanding officer, Kaki
25 May 1933 Commanding officer, 26th Destroyer Unit
15 Nov 1934 Captain Commanding officer, 19th Destroyer Unit
1 Dec 1936 Attendant, Naval General Staff
5 Dec 1936 Student, Expeprt course, Naval College
31 Oct 1937 Commanding officer, Kumano
15 Nov 1938 Commanding officer, Hyuga / Commanding officer, Kumano
15 Dec 1938 Commanding officer, Kumano
18 May 1939 Commanding officer, Haruna
20 Oct 1939 Commanding officer, Haruna / Commanding officer, Kongo
15 Nov 1939 Commanding officer, Haruna
1 Nov 1940 Commander, 4th Torpedo Squadron
15 Nov 1940 Rear Admiral
20 Jun 1942 Attendant, Combined Fleet HQ
25 Jun 1942 Commander, 7th Squadron
1 Nov 1943 Vice Admiral
25 Mar 1944 Attendant, Naval General Staff
10 Sept 1944 Commander, 2nd Squadron
25 Oct 1944 killed in action (54)