Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

S-559-A Naval Historical Foundation Collection

Collection of 7 photos and press releases regarding the National “War Bond” tour of a Japanese Type A Midget Submarine (referred to in the press release as a “two-man suicide submarine”) captured during the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor raid. The photos show the submarine and the truck it was transported on in unidentified cities; sightseers examining the submarine (including a close-ups of conning tower and bow); and interior views (with much of the equipment removed). The press releases discuss the submarine itself and the associated problems with its transportation on a flat-bed truck. The photos and press release are undated.
Title: Naval Historical Foundation Collection
Caption: Collection S-559-A: the Japanese type A Midget Submarine onboard the flatbed truck that transported it across the country.
Description: Collection of 7 photos and press releases regarding the National “War Bond” tour of a Japanese Type A Midget Submarine (referred to in the press release as a “two-man suicide submarine”) captured during the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor raid. The photos show the submarine and the truck it was transported on in unidentified cities; sightseers examining the submarine (including a close-ups of conning tower and bow); and interior views (with much of the equipment removed). The press releases discuss the submarine itself and the associated problems with its transportation on a flat-bed truck. The photos and press release are undated.
Accession #: S-559-A
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Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Submarine
  • People-Places-Things--Japanese
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials