Return to Naval Historical Center home page. Return to Online Library listing

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Online Library of Selected Images:
-- JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS --

Hatsuzakura (Destroyer, 1945-1947).

Hatsuzakura, a 1580-ton Tachibana class destroyer, was built at Yokosuka, Japan. Completed in May 1945, she was briefly in service during the final months of World War II. Following the war, the disarmed Hatsuzakura was employed repatriating overseas Japanese back to their homeland. Turned over to the USSR in July 1947, she was later used by the Soviet Navy as a special service auxiliary under the name TSL-24. The ship was discarded in the mid-1960s.

This page features all the views we have of Hatsuzakura.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: 80-G-490402

Surrender of Japan, 1945


Sailors on the bow of USS Nicholas (DD-449) watch the Japanese destroyer Hatsuzakura steaming in company off Tokyo Bay, 27 August 1945. The Japanese ship had brought out several naval officers and harbor pilots for a conference on USS Missouri concerning the entry of the Third fleet into Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay.
Note radars, depressed gun barrels, Japanese naval ensign and other details of this Tachibana class destroyer.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 60KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-339800

Surrender of Japan, 1945


The Japanese destroyer Hatsuzakura lies to, with a USS Nicholas (DD-449) whaleboat alongside to transfer Japanese officers for discussions concerning the entry of U.S. and British warships into Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay, 27 August 1945.
Photographed by Chief Photographer's Mate F.B. Gavin.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-339801

Surrender of Japan, 1945


The Japanese destroyer Hatsuzakura meets USS Nicholas (DD-449) off the coast of Japan to transfer Japanese officers for discussions concerning the entry of U.S. and British warships into Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay, 27 August 1945. A whaleboat from Nicholas is alongside the Japanese ship.
Photographed by Chief Photographer's Mate F.B. Gavin.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 87946

TSL-24

(Soviet Special Service Auxiliary, 1947-ca.1965)

Operating in the Sea of Japan, 3 September 1958, while serving as a torpedo retriever in an exercise. Torpedoes are on board, and a derrick is rigged on deck aft.
TSL-24 was originally the Japanese destroyer Hatsuzakura, completed in 1945 and transferred to the USSR in 1947.
This is a halftoned image.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 460 pixels

 

Return to Naval Historical Center home page.

20 February 1999