The stern section contains the electric motor and gearing for the propeller and a free-flooding aft ballast tank. Both of those torpedoes missed and are believed to have hit a dock at Pearl City and the shore of Ford Island. Japanese mini Submarines at Pearl Harbor. In addition, there have been false positives of submarines around Pearl Harbor in the previous few weeks so not everyone was sure what had actually happened. Each submarine had a crew of two men. Pearl Harbor and Midget Subs Citation: The two submarines are also protected by the Sunken Military Craft Act, which is administered by the U.
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Copyright Los Angeles Times. For simplicity, they are most often referred to by the hull number of the mother submarine. It is in the shape of a number eight. The airplanes that flew to Hawaii sent the same signal "Tora, tora, tora.
It's a war grave. Joining Parks is Admiral Kazuo Ueda. History can be somewhat subjective. These cleverly designed machines were constructed in a closely guarded plant, in three separate sections, almost the same way the mystery sub would be found decades later.
While four of the midget submarines ended up resting on the seabed, either struck by American ships or mechanical failure, the fifth was plagued by a defective gyroscope from the very start. Painting by Tom W. One, spotted trying to enter the harbor before dawn, was attacked by USS Ward DD and presumably sunk in the first combat action of the as yet unopened Pacific War. Login or upgrade your account. Clearly there can only be speculation regarding this. It was raised by the Navy, and its bow, still armed with torpedoes, was taken off and dumped at sea.