As seen in 1937
Pit Road Sky Wave W35
Scale 1:700 Water Line Series
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Submarine Depot Ship Chogei 長鯨 (Long whale) sister ship Jingei
(Part of her "Tabular Record of Movement" - loan from Combinedfleet . com)11 March 1922:
Nagasaki. Laid down at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.
24 March 1924:
That same day, CHOGEI is rated a 5,160-ton Submarine Tender.
7 July 1937:The Marco Polo Bridge ("China") Incident:
Lugouqiao, China. Japanese troops on night maneuvers at the bridge fire blank cartridges. Chinese troops fire back, but do not cause injuries. At morning roll call, the Japanese discover a soldier missing and assume the Chinese captured him. They demand entry to a suburb of Beijing to look for the soldier, but the Chinese refuse. The Japanese then shell the city and an undeclared war on China begins.31 December 1941:
CHOGEI arrives at Davao, Philippines. She is joined by SubRon 6's old minelaying submarines I-121, I-122, I-123 and I-124.
4 February 1942:
Iyo Nada. CHOGEI is in a collision with Cdr Nakamura Shozo's submarine I-53 (later I-153). There are no fatalities.
14 July 1942:
Rabaul. 75 B-25s of the 5th Air Force's 3rd, 38th and 345th Bomb Groups, escorted by 70 P-38s raid airfields and Simpson Harbour. They sink stores ship MANKO MARU and damage CruDiv 5ís HAGURO and MYOKO, destroyer SHIRATSUYU, repair ship YAMABIKO MARU, stores ship HAYASAKI and minesweeper W-26. CHOGEI is damaged lightly by strafing.
Ine, near Maizuru. Attacked by aircraft of British Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Sir Bernard J. Rawlings Task Force 37 and Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Marc A. Mitscher's Task Force 38. A bomb hit wrecks CHOGEI's bridge, but Captain Mizohata survives the attack.
2 September 1945: The Surrender of
Removed from the Navy List.
11 January 1946:
Removed from service.
20 September 1946:
(© 1998-2008 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall)
Building the model:
GMM IJN. Aux. ship (spec. Chogei)
Tom's model work's IJN. railing, Inclined ladders, vertical ladders
Lion Roar IJN. vertical ladders, perforated triangular supports, fairleads
Voyager IJN watertight doors
EDUARD IJN. crew
FineMould metal mesh (for windows and support on open boat)
Extra plastic part from the "Leviathan" spur:
Anchors, Gun rehearsal mechanism
I have used many new parts from metal wires: davits, masts, booms for boats and also anchor chains, flags wood boxes, barrels etc. Styrene plastic was used to make door on turrets, hosepipes and vents etc.
Books form the library :
The building time was 2 weeks.
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