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

I-58 (Submarine, 1944-1946).

I-58, a 2140-ton "B(3) Type" submarine, was built at Yokosuka, Japan. Completed in September 1944, she was modified in 1945 to carry the "Kaiten" manned torpedo. On 30 July 1945, while operating between the Marianas and the Philippines, she encountered the U.S. heavy cruiser Indianapolis and sank her with conventional torpedoes. I-58 was surrendered at the end of World War II, and was scuttled off Goto, Japan, on 1 April 1946.

This page features views relating to I-58.

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Photo #: 80-G-351895

I-58 (Japanese Submarine, 1944-1946)
, outboard of
I-53 (Japanese Submarine, 1943-1946)

At Kure, Japan, 16 October 1945.
I-58 sank USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on 30 July 1945.

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

Online Image: 102KB; 740 x 615 pixels

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

 
Photo #: USMC 139990

I-58
(Japanese Submarine, 1944-1946)


At Sasebo, Japan, 28 January 1946.
This submarine torpedoed and sank USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on 30 July 1945.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 580 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo Number 127-G-139990.

 
Photo #: 80-G-260244

I-58

(Japanese Submarine, 1944-1946)

Is prepared for scuttling, off Sasebo, Japan, during Operation "Road's End", 1 April 1946.

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

Online Image: 60KB; 740 x 590 pixels

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

 
Photo #: USMC 139986

I-58
(Japanese Submarine, 1944-1946)


View in the forward torpedo room, showing 21-inch torpedo tubes and three crew members. Taken at Sasebo, Japan, 28 January 1946.
This submarine torpedoed and sank USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on 30 July 1945.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo Number 127-G-139986.

 

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New picture added 11 March 1999