|Japanese submarine I-177|
I-176, a submarine of the same class as I-177
|Career (Empire of Japan)|
|Commissioned:||28 December 1942|
|Fate:||Sunk by USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183) on 3 October 1944|
|Class & type:||KD7 type Kaidai-class submarine|
Japanese Submarine I-177 was a Japanese KD7 type Kaidai-class submarine that saw service during World War II in the Imperial Japanese Navy. I-177 was commissioned on 28 December 1942 and was sunk by USS Samuel S. Miles (DE-183) on 3 October 1944 with the loss of her entire crew of 101 sailors. She was the submarine responsible for sinking Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, an act considered to be a war crime, off the Australian east coast on 14 May 1943.
Citations[edit | edit source]
- Dennis & Grey 2009, p. 124
References[edit | edit source]
- Combinedfleet.com HIJMS Submarine I-177: Tabular Record of Movement
- Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey (2009). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-551784-2.
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