Sawamoto Yorio

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Admiral Sawamoto Yorio 沢本頼雄 (15 Nov 1886 - 29 Jun 1965) was a Japanese naval officer. 36th class of Naval Academy (3rd place out of 191 graduates).

History

date rank title job
15 Nov 1886 born
21 Nov 1908 Midshipman Crew. Soya
2 Aug 1909 Crew, Katori
12 Nov 1909 Crew, Aso
15 Jan 1910 Sublieutenant
25 Jul 1910 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
15 Dec 1910 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
20 Apr 1911 Crew, Kashima
1 Dec 1911 Lieutenant JG
20 Apr 1912 Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command / Delivery crew, Kongo (Official trip to UK)
1 Dec 1912 Crew, Kongo / Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command
16 Aug 1913 Crew, Kongo
5 Nov 1913 returned
1 Dec 1913 Student, B-course, Naval College
27 May 1914 Student, Advanced course, Naval Gunnery School
1 Dec 1914 Lieutenant Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command
15 Dec 1914 Division commander, Kirishima / Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command
19 Apr 1915 Division commander, Kirishima
1 Sept 1916 Division commander, Tokiwa
10 Oct 1917 Division commander, Kawachi
1 Dec 1917 Student, A-course, Naval College
1 Dec 1919 Staff, 3rd Torpedo Squadron
1 Dec 1920 Lt Commander Chief Gunner, Satsuma
9 Apr 1921 Member, Yokosuka Naval District (Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy)
17 Aug 1921 Staff, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy
1 Jun 1923 Resident in UK
1 Jun 1924 Assistant Naval Attache to UK
1 Dec 1924 Commander
1 Jun 1925 Order of return
18 Sept 1925 Member, Yokosuka Naval District
20 Oct 1925 Executive officer, Isuzu
15 Oct 1926 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
1 Dec 1926 Staff, Personnel Bureau, Ministry of Navy (1st Section)
10 Dec 1928 Captain Commanding officer, Tenryu
20 Aug 1929 Chief, 1st Section, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy
1 Nov 1932 Commanding officer, Takao
15 Nov 1933 Commanding officer, Hyuga
15 Nov 1934 Rear Admiral Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
15 Mar 1935 Chief Instructor, Naval College
15 Nov 1935 Attendant, Naval Shipping Command
15 Feb 1936 Chief, Administration Division, Naval Shipping Command
1 Dec 1937 Commander, 7th Squadron
15 Nov 1938 Vice Admiral
15 Dec 1938 Attendant, Naval General Staff
1 Apr 1939 Commander, Training Fleet
23 Dec 1939 Commandant, Naval College
15 Oct 1940 Commander-in-chief, Second China Expeditionary Fleet
4 Apr 1941 Vice Minister of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee
11 Aug 1941 Vice Minister of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee / Director, Naval Aviation Command
10 Sept 1941 Vice Minister of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee
1 Mar 1944 Admiral Military Councillor / Attendant, Ministry of Navy. acting Vice Minister of Navy
17 Jul 1944 Commander-in-chief, Kure Naval District
1 May 1945 Military Councillor
1 Sept 1945 Wait for appointment
5 Sept 1945 reserved
29 Jun 1965 died (78)


military assignment
Preceded by
Takasu Shiro
Commandant, Naval College
23 Dec 1939 - 1 Nov 1940
Succeeded by
Nagumo Chuichi
Preceded by
Takasu Shiro
CinC, 2nd China Expeditionary Fleet
15 Oct 1940 - 4 Apr 1941
Succeeded by
Niimi Masaichi
Preceded by
Toyoda Teijiro
Vice Minister of Navy
4 Apr 1941 - 1 Mar 1944
Succeeded by
Sawamoto Yorio
Preceded by
Inoue Shigeyoshi
Director, Naval Aviation Command
11 Aug 1941 - 10 Sept 1941
Succeeded by
Katagiri Eikichi
Preceded by
Sawamoto Yorio
Vice Minister of Navy
(action)

1 Mar 1944 - 18 Jul 1944
Succeeded by
Oka Takazumi
Preceded by
Nomura Naokuni
CinC, Kure Naval District
17 Jul 1944 - 1 May 1945
Succeeded by
Kanazawa Masao