World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Japanese submarine I-27

Article Id: WHEBN0023001239
Reproduction Date:

Title: Japanese submarine I-27  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean, SS Khedive Ismail, Indian Ocean in World War II, Japanese submarine I-31, Japanese submarine I-17
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Japanese submarine I-27

Career (Empire of Japan)
Name: I-27
Commissioned: Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942
Fate: On February 12, 1944, the British Ships Paladin and Petard located the submarine and destroyed it with depth-charges, ramming, and torpedoes
General characteristics
Armament: 1 x 14 cm/40 11th Year Type naval gun[1]

I-27 was a submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. I-27 was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942.

On June 4, 1942, Iron Crown while en route Whyalla-Newcastle was torpedoed and sunk 44 miles SSW of Gabo Island by I-27. Thirty eight of her forty two crew were lost, with the survivors being picked up by SS Mulbera.[2]

On March 20, 1943 Fort Mumford was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean () by I-27.[3]

On June 3, 1943 I-27 torpedoed and sank SS Montanan in the Indian Ocean.[4][5] Five of Montanan's crew were killed and 58 were rescued.[6]

The sub's commander, Commander Fukumura, had a history of machine-gunning survivors of ships she had sunk, including the Liberty ship SS Sambridge and the Fort Mumford. The submarine torpedoed and sank the Allied steamship SS Khedive Ismail near the Maldives on February 12, 1944, killing 1,297 passengers and crew. After the attack, I-27 attempted to hide under the Ismail's survivors who were floating in the water. Nevertheless, the British destroyers HMS Paladin and Petard located the submarine and destroyed it with depth charges, ramming, and torpedoes at . Ninety-nine of I-27's crew were killed. One survivor was captured by the British.

Sources

  • Hashimoto, Mochitsura (1954). Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet 1942 – 1945. Colegrave, E.H.M. (translator). London: Cassell and Company. ASIN B000QSM3L0. 
  • Hackett, Bob; Sander Kingsepp (2003). "HIJMS Submarine I-27: Tabular Record of Movement". Sensuikan!. Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  • Hackett, Bob; Sander Kingsepp (2003). "Type B1". Sensuikan!. Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 

Notes

  1. ^ Campbell, John Naval Weapons of World War Two ISBN 0-87021-459-4 p.191
  2. ^ "Broken Hill Proprietary". Mercantile Marine. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fort Ships K-S". Mariners. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Santa Paula SP-1590". Navyhistory.com. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indian Ocean – Red Sea 1943". U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged in South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Red Sea During World War II. American Merchant Marine at War, www.usmm.org. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Stone, Eric. "American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. in WWII". SS Arkansan. Eric Stone. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.