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Re: IJN pub
Posted by Dave Baker on January 10, 2021, 14:34:20, in reply to "Re: IJN pub
The book is indeed by Commander Shizuo Fukui and was compiled during late 1945-46 for the benefit of the Naval Technical Mission to Japan, which was done for the Office Naval Intelligence. I first saw a copy around 1960 of the version shown in your photo. IT was later published in various formats, and the author (and draftsman) produced an enlarged version that was also in my university's Far Eastern Museum library. Fukui, and engineering officer, instead of obeying orders to destroy all plans and publications at his post, instead spirited them away. Many, if not most, of the photos available today about the IJN's ships during WW II come from his collection, although in recent years a number of "new" photos and also technical plans that escaped destruction have also surfaced. There are, alas, some errors of fact in the version in the photo, but they are not numerous and were later corrected in Fukui's later books.
Thanks for posting, looks like the makings of the book of the same title by WE inc. authored by CDR Shizuo Fukui, IJN,
I received this from a friend:
Something for the warship guys out there >
>I found this during a random internet trawl. Itís a report from the Second Disarmament Bureau (formerly known as the Imperial Japanese Navy - the Army was the First Disarmament Bureau) on all of the ships in the possession of the IJN at the end of the war, including losses and missing ships (a lot of ships just disappeared from the Japanese point of view). And not just the big ships. It includes everything from battleships to yard boats and landing craft.
>What got me was that all the illustrations in the book are hand drawn (and really well done), and the preface includes an apology from the author (who was probably an IJN officer or a bureaucrat) for his shortcomings in English. http://navgunschl2.sakura.ne.jp/tenji/ijn_eow/ijn_end-of-war.pdf
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