Captured Japanese submarines I-14 and an I-400 class sub are sunk off the coast of Oahu Hawaii after the end of World War II
Hawaii USA Date:1946, May 28 Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of two captured Japanese submarines taken from a periscope off the coast of Oahu Hawaii, soon after the end of World War II. (U.S. Navy records of this footage state that the two submarines shown are of the RO-26 and RO-51 class, but this does not appear to be true based on observation of the images). The first submarine is unidentified. The second submarine shown in the periscope view is the Type AM Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-14. Closer periscope view then shows I-14 painted on the side of the submarine tower. Large explosion as submarine I-14 is hit by a torpedo from the USS Bugara (SS-331). Japanese submarine I-14 is seen sinking slowly. Next shot shows Japanese I-400 class submarine in the distance, and then up close through periscope. This is likely I-401 or I-400. Final portion of clip shows view from surface of water as I-400 class submarine sinks, after being torpedoed. This is most likely the May 31, 1946 sinking of Japanese submarine I-401 by the USS Cabezon (SS-334), but could possibly be the June 4, 1946 sinking of submarine I-400 by the USS Trumpetfish (SS-425). A HO3S helicopter flies overhead as the I-400 class submarine sinks.
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