Hokan

About Hokan

Hokan is a gunboat or a river gunboat. This category (Shubetsu) was added to the order for vessels (Kansenrei) on 29 September 1944 by the navay command No.8 (Gunrei No. Kai-8) which entered into force on 1 October 1944. There was Hokan as one of the class (Ruibetsu) in the category of warships (Gunkan) before 1 October 1944. Hasidate was removed from the navy list on 10 July 1944, so that she was not included in this category correctly. I, however, put her on this page for convenience of the layout.

Data of Hokan

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History of Hokan

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Ataka

Toba

Saga

Hashidate

Uji

Seta

Katata

Hira

Hozu

Atami

Futami

Fushimi

Sumida

Tatara

Suma

Karatsu

Maiko

Narumi

Okitsu

 

Photo Source:

  1. Ataka: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Shinzosen shashinshi. 1981
  2. Saga, Hashidate & UJi: "ONI 222-J The Japanese Navy"
  3. Toba, Atami, Tatara, Suma, Karatsu, Maiko, Narumi & Okitsu: "ONI 208J Supplement No.2 Far-Eastern Small Craft"
  4. Hozu: Shin Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. Shin Mitsubishi Kobe Zosensho 50 nenshi. 1957
  5. Seta: Harima Zosensho 50 nenshi. 1960
  6. Katata & Hira: Nippon Gunkan-shu The edition 1940. Kaigun Kenkyusha
  7. Futami: "Naval History and Heritage Command" Catalog #:NH 82469
  8. Fushimi & Sumida: "Wikipedia"