Japanese submarine has new home

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    Friday April 4, 2008

    Marianas Variety

    Japanese submarine has new home
    By Zita Y. Taitano

    Variety News Staff

    AFTER spending more than five decades on Naval Base Guam, a World War II Japanese midget submarine now has a new home.
    The submarine was recently officially transferred by the U.S. Naval Forces Marians to the National Park Service at the federal agency's T. Stell Newman Visitor's Center in Sumay.

    The center is located just outside the main gate of the main naval base.

    The submarine, which is a Ko-Hyoteki (Target A) Hei Gata (Type C) class, had been captured by American forces after it ran aground in 1944 on Togcha Beach in Talofofo.

    The submarine was displayed at the former Camp Dealy in Togcha Bay until 1952, when it was moved to U.S. Naval Base Guam.

    The submarine isn't the only WWII-era artifact that will be turned over by the Navy.

    Other memorabilia expected to be handed to the National Park Service in the near future include military uniforms, medals, ribbons, bottles, and artillery shells.

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