With that said what little
I have here is divided by pre and post treaty completion times.
Ships Built With British Assistance
Ships Built Solely by the Japanese
Ships built during the war
Submarines: The Role
Japanese subs throuought the
war war, like the battleships, kept largely in reserve by a ultra-conservative
leadership. Unlike the Atlantic, where German U-Boats preyed on merchat
vessels, the extreme distances of the Pacific, coupled with a lack of Allied
merchant traffic, relegated the Japanese submarines largely to escort
duty or reserve. Terrible mis-management, and the general attitude
of subs being somewhat inferior to their battleship counterparts sealed
the fate of the Japanese sub fleet.
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