Submarine I 123

Figure 1
The first Japanese submarine casualty of the WWII Solomons Campaign was the special mine laying submarine I-123. Ironically, it was sunk  off the coast of Malaita on August 29, 1942, by a minesweeper, the USS Gamble (DM-15). The photo depicts a sister sub, the I-122. [As published p. 90, Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1904-1945 by Polmar and Carpenter, 1986].

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