Naval Academy (Japanese Navy)

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Naval Academy 海軍兵学校 Kaigun Heigakko

classes

class date of
entrance
date of
graduation
number of
alumni
note
1st class November 1873 2
2nd class 1 Nov 1874 17
3rd class September 1876 17
4th class June 1877
5th class
6th class
7th class
8th class
9th class
10th class
11th class 10 Sept 1880 22 Dec 1884 26
12th class
13th class
14th class
15th class
16th class
17th class
18th class
19th class
20th class 1893.12.18 31
21st class 1894.11.15 32
22nd class 1895.12.21 24
23rd class 1896.12.11 19
24th class 1897.10.18 18
25th class 1897.12.18 32
26th class 1898.12.13 59
27th class 1899.12.16 113
28th class 1900.12.13 103
29th class 1901.12.14 125
30th class 1902.12.14 186
31st class 1903.12.14 185
32nd class 16 Dec 1901 14 Nov 1904 192 education was cut short due to Russo-Japanese war
33rd class 1905.11.28 169
34th class 1906.11.19 175
35th class 1907.11.20 171
36th class 1908.11.21 190
37th class 1909.11.19 180
38th class 1910.07.18 149
39th class 1911.07.18 148
40th class 1912.07.17 144
41st class 1913.12.19 118
42nd class 1914.12.19 117
43rd class 1915.12.16 95
44th class 1916.11.22 95
45th class 1917.11.24 89
46th class 1918.11.21 124
47th class 1919.10.09 115
48th class 1920.07.16 171
49th class 1921.07.16 174
50th class 1922.06.01 272
51st class 1923.07.14 255
52nd class 1924.07.24 235
53rd class 1925.07.14 62
54th class 1926.03.27 68
55th class 1927.03.28 120
56th class 1928.03.16 111
57th class 1929.03.27 122
58th class 1930.11.18 113
59th class 1931.11.17 123
60th class 1932.11.19 127
61st class 1933.11.28 116
62nd class 1934.11.17 125
63rd class 1936.03.19 124
64th class 1937.03.23 160
65th class 1938.03.16 187
66th class 1938.09.27 219
67th class 1939.07.25 248
68th class 1940.08.07 288
69th class 1941.03.25 343
70th class 1941.11.15 432
71st class 1942.11.14 581
72nd class 1943.09.15 625
73rd class 1 Dec 1941 22 Mar 1944 902
74th class 1 Dec 1942 30 Mar 1945 1024
75th class 1 Dec 1943 1 Oct 1945 3277 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
76th class 9 Oct 1944 1 Oct 1945 3028 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
77th class 10 Apr 1945 1 Oct 1945 3115 academy closed due to Japanese surrender
78th class 3 Apr 1945 1 Oct 1945 4048 preliminary class. academy closed due to Japanese surrender

Assignment

Commandants, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 27 Oct 1870 Kawamura Sumiyoshi Schoolmaster
2 3 Nov 1871 Nakamuta Kuranosuke
1 31 Aug 1876 CAPT Matsumura Junzo Work in MoN CO, Tsukuba Commandant
20 Feb 1877 Ito Toshiyoshi
23 Aug 1877 CAPT Matsumura Junzo CO, Tsukuba CO, Tsukuba
31 Oct 1877 RADM Nakamuta Kuranosuke Adj, MoN Dir, Yokosuka Shipbuilding Factory
18 Jan 1878 Ito Toshiyoshi
5 Apr 1878 CAPT Nire Kagenori Cdr, Eastern Seaman Corps Wait 4 Feb 1880 RADM
8 Dec 1880 Motoyama Susumu
17 Jun 1881 Ito Toshiyoshi
12 Oct 1882 RADM Matsumura Junzo CO, Fuso Cdr, Middle Fleet
21 Jan 1884 Ito Sukemaro
28 Dec 1885 RADM Matsumura Junzo Cdr, Middle Fleet Wait
28 Sep 1887 Arichi Shinanojo
17 Apr 1889 Yoshijima Tokiyasu
24 Sep 1890 Motoyama Susumu
12 Jul 1892 RADM Yamazaki Kagenori Kure Harbor master Yokosuka Harbor master
12 Dec 1892 Tsuboi Kozo
20 Dec 1893 Shibayama Yahachi
21 Jul 1894 CAPT Yoshijima Tokiyasu Reserve Demobilized
25 Jul 1895 CAPT Hidaka Sonojo 2nd class, NA CO, Matsushima Cdr, Readiness Fleet 5 Nov 1896 RADM
19 Jan 1899 Kawahara Yoichi 2nd class, NA
24 May 1902 RADM Togo Masamichi 4th class, NA Chief Inst, Naval Academy Cdr, 6S
28 Dec 1903 RADM Tomioka Sadayasu 5th class, NA Dir, 1st Bu, NGS Cdr, Training Fleet
19 Nov 1906 RADM Shimamura Hayao 7th class, NA Cdr, Training Fleet Cdt, Naval College
28 Aug 1908 RADM Yoshimatsu Motaro 7th class, NA Cdr, Training Fleet Cdt, Naval College 1 Dec 1909 VADM
1 Dec 1910 RADM Yamashita Gentaro 10th class, NA Chief, 1st Div, NGS Vice Chief, NGS 1 Dec 1912 VADM
25 Mar 1914 VADM Arima Ryokitsu 12th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee Dir, NEC
1 Dec 1916 VADM Nomaguchi Kaneo 13th class, NA Cdr, 6S CinC, Maizuru District
1 Dec 1918 VADM Suzuki Kantaro 14th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee CinC, 2nd Fleet
1 Dec 1920 Chisaka Tomojiro 14th class, NA
1 Apr 1923 VADM Taniguchi Naomi 19th class, NA Member, Adms' Cmtee CinC, 2nd Fleet
18 Sep 1925 RADM Shirane Kumazo 24th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Att, NGS 1 Dec 1925 VADM
1 Apr 1927 VADM Tosu Tamaki 25th class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, Maizuru GD
10 Dec 1928 VADM Nagano Osami 28th class, NA Att, NGS Vice Chief, NGS
10 Jun 1930 VADM Ominato Naotaro 29th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Cdr, Maizuru GD
1 Dec 1931 RADM Matsushita Hajime 31st class, NA Cdr, 3S Cdr, Training Fleet 1 Dec 1932 VADM
3 Oct 1933 RADM Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA Cdr, 1Sf Att, NGS 15 Nov 1933 VADM
15 Nov 1935 VADM Idemitsu Mambei 33rd class, NA Cdr, 1Ss Cdr, Maizuru GD
1 Dec 1937 VADM Sumiyama Tokutaro 34th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN Vice Minister of Navy 30 Aug 1939 vacant
15 Nov 1939 VADM Niimi Masaichi 36th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN CinC, 2nd CE Fleet
4 Apr 1941 VADM Kusaka Jinichi 37th class, NA Dir, Edu Bu, MoN CinC, 11th Air Fleet 1 Oct 1942 vacant
26 Oct 1942 VADM Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA CinC, 4th Fleet Vice Minister of Navy
5 Aug 1944 VADM Okawauchi Denshichi 37th class, NA Dir, NRC Att, GF HQ
4 Nov 1944 VADM Komatsu Teruhisa 37th class, NA CinC, Sasebo District Att, NGS
15 Jan 1945 VADM Kurita Takeo 38th class, NA Att, NGS Att, MoN 1 Oct 1945 closed

Deputy Commandant, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
22 Sept 1943 RADM Arima Kaoru 42nd class, NA Chief Inst, Naval Academy Cdr, 4th Base Force
25 Feb 1944 RADM Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA CoS, 1st Fleet Dir, Edu Bu, MoN 1 May 1945 VADM
5 May 1945

Chief Instructor, Naval Academy

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
10 May 1923 CAPT Matsuyama Shigeru 30th class, NA Chief Inst, Torp School CO, Isuzu
1 Dec 1924
1 Dec 1926 CAPT Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA Chief, Sect1, Div1, NGS CoS, Kure District
10 Dec 1928
15 Nov 1940 RADM Teraoka Kimpei 40th class, NA Cdr, 3rd Air Unit Group Att, China Area Fleet HQ
25 Mar 1941
21 Jun 1943 RADM Arima Kaoru 42nd class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, 4th Base Force
25 Feb 1944 RADM Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA CoS, 1st Fleet Dir, Edu Bu, MoN 1 May 1945 VADM
5 May 1945

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