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{{Infobox ship |display title=Japanese submarine chaser Cha-215 (1944) | Ship image= | Ship caption=

|module= Career (Imperial Japanese Navy) Name: Cha-215Builder: Tokushima Joint Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., TokushimaLaid down: 13 January 1944Launched: 1944Completed: 15 August 1944Commissioned: 15 August 1944Decommissioned: 30 November 1945Homeport:

  • Saiki
    Tokuyama (from 10 June 1945)Fate:

released to the Ministry of Transportation, 1 January 1948 |module2= Career (Japan Maritime Safety Agency) Ensign of the Japanese Coast Guard.svg Acquired: 20 August 1948Renamed:

  • Minesweeper No. 215 (MS-16)
    Minesweeper Special No. 215 (MS-16),
    20 October 1949
    Tomozuru (MS-16), 1 December 1951
    Fate:

transferred to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 1 July 1954 Cha-215 or No. 215 (Japanese: 第二百十五號驅潜特務艇) was a No.1-class auxiliary submarine chaser of the Imperial Japanese Navy that served during World War II.

History[]

She was laid down on 13 January 1944 at the Tokushima shipyard of Tokushima Joint Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (徳島合同造船株式會社) and launched later in the year.[1][2] She was completed and commissioned on 15 August 1944,[2] fitted with armaments at the Kure Naval Arsenal,[3] and assigned to the Saiki Defense Unit, Kure Naval District.[2] In December 1944, Captain Tashiro Tashiro was appointed as commanding officer and on 10 June 1945, she was assigned to the Tokuyama Defense Force, Kure Naval District.[2] She mostly conducted patrol and minesweeping duties in and around Saiki, Ōita and later Tokuyama.[2] Cha-215 survived the war and was decommissioned on 30 November 1945.[2]

On 1 December 1945, she was demobilized and enrolled as a minesweeper by the occupation forces.[2] On 1 January 1948, she was released to the Ministry of Transportation.[2] On 20 August 1948, she was assigned to the Japan Maritime Safety Agency, a sub-agency of the Ministry of Transportation, and designated on 20 August 1948 as Minesweeper No. 215 (MS-16).[2] On 20 October 1949, she was re-designated as Minesweeper Special No. 215 (MS-16) and on 1 December 1951 she was assigned the name Tomozuru (ともづる) (MS-16).[2] On 1 July 1954, she was transferred to the newly created Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and re-designated on 1 September 1957 as Tomozuru (MSI-693).[2] She was delisted on 31 March 1962.[2]

References[]

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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Toda, Gengoro S.. "第二百十五號驅潜特務艇の艦歴 (No. 215 submarine chaser - Ship History)" (in Japanese). http://www.tokusetsukansen.jpn.org/J/TT03/TT03_215.htm. 
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