Shimada Shigetaro

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Admiral Shimada Shigetaro 嶋田繁太郎 (24 Sept 1883 - 7 Jun 1976) was a Japanese Naval officer.

History

date rank title job
24 Sept 1883 born
14 Nov 1904 Midshipman Crew, Karasaki-maru
3 Jan 1905 Crew, Izumi
31 Aug 1905 Sublieutenant
6 Jul 1906 Member, 7th Torpedo boat Unit
5 Aug 1907 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
28 Sept 1907 Lieutenant JG
16 Dec 1907 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
20 Apr 1908 Member, Training Torpedo boat Unit
23 Oct 1908 Crew, Niitaka
23 Dec 1908 Crew, Otowa
1 Oct 1909 acting Division commander, Otowa
11 Oct 1909 Lieutenant Division commander, Otowa
16 Nov 1909 Division commander, Yokosuka Seaman Corps
23 May 1910 Student, B-course, Naval College
1 Dec 1910 Student, Advanced course, Naval Gunnery School
23 May 1911 Division commander, Tsukuba
15 Apr 1912 Division commander, Settsu
1 Dec 1913 Student, A-course, Naval College
13 Dec 1915 Lt Commander Chief Gunner, Shikishima
10 Feb 1916 Assistant to Naval Attache to Italy
10 Aug 1916 Assistant Naval Attache to Italy
1 Dec 1917 Assistant Naval Attache to Italy / Supervisor, Shipping and Ordnance
7 Dec 1917 Assistant Naval Attache to Italy / Supervisor, Ordnance
1 Mar 1919 order of return
5 Aug 1919 Staff, Training Fleet
3 Jun 1920 Staff, Naval General Staff (1st Section, 1st Division)
1 Dec 1920 Commander
1 Feb 1922 Staff, Naval General Staff / Staff, Naval Education Command
20 Sept 1922 Staff, Naval General Staff / Staff, Naval Education Command / Staff, General Staffs
20 Nov 1922 Executive officer, Hyuga
1 Dec 1923 Instructor, Naval College
1 Dec 1924 Captain
15 Oct 1926 Member, Kure Naval District
1 Dec 1926 Commanding officer, 7th Submarine Unit
15 Nov 1927 Attendant, Naval General Staff
20 Aug 1928 Commanding officer, Tama
10 Dec 1928 Commanding officer, Hiei
30 Nov 1929 Rear Admiral Chief of Staff, Second Fleet
1 Dec 1930 Chief of Staff, First Fleet / Chief of Staff, Combined Fleet
1 Dec 1931 Superintendent, Naval Submarine School
2 Feb 1932 Chief of Staff, Third Fleet
28 Jun 1932 Staff, Naval General Staff (Chief, 3rd Division)
15 Nov 1932 (Chief, 1st Division / 3rd Division)
1 Dec 1932 (Chief, 1st Division)
1 Oct 1933 Chief, 1st Bureau, Naval General Staff
15 Nov 1934 Vice Admiral
21 Feb 1935 Attendant, Naval General Staff
2 Dec 1935 Vice Chief, Naval General Staff
1 Dec 1937 Commander-in-chief, Second Fleet
15 Nov 1938 Commander-in-chief, Kure Naval District
15 Apr 1940 Attendant, Naval General Staff
1 May 1940 Commander-in-chief, China Area Fleet
15 Nov 1940 Admiral
1 Sept 1941 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Member of Admirals' Committee
18 Oct 1941 Minister of Navy
21 Feb 1944 Minister of Navy / Chief, Naval General Staff
17 Jul 1944 Chief, Naval General Staff
2 Aug 1944 Military Councillor
20 Jan 1945 reserved
11 Sept 1945 named as suspect for Tokyo trial
29 Apr 1946 defendant of Tokyo trial
12 Nov 1948 sentenced imprisonment for life
1955 released
7 Jun 1976 died (92)


Preceded by
Kato Takayoshi
Vice Chief, Naval General Staff
2 Dec 1935 - 1 Dec 1937
Succeeded by
Koga Mineichi
Preceded by
Yoshida Zengo
CinC, Second Fleet
1 Dec 1937 - 15 Nov 1938
Succeeded by
Toyoda Soemu
Preceded by
Kato Takayoshi
CinC, Kure Naval District
15 Nov 1938 - 15 Apr 1940
Succeeded by
Hibino Masaharu
Preceded by
Oikawa Koshiro
CinC, China Area Fleet
1 May 1940 - 1 Sept 1941
Succeeded by
Koga Mineichi
Preceded by
Shiozawa Koichi
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
1 Sept 1941 - 18 Oct 1941
Succeeded by
Hirata Noboru
Preceded by
Oikawa Koshiro
Minister of Navy
18 Oct 1941 - 17 Jul 1944
Succeeded by
Nomura Naokuni
Preceded by
Nagano Osami
Chief, Naval General Staff
21 Feb 1944 - 2 Aug 1944
Succeeded by
Oikawa Koshiro