Rehabilitation of Japanese World War II-era Submarine

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Date: October 6, 2017
Contact: David Lotz, 671-477-7278 ext. 1008

Release Date: October 7, 2017
Contact: Dave Lotz,
Cultural Resources Program Manager

Phone: 671-477-7278 ext. 1008

Rehabilitation of Japanese World War II-era Submarine


SUMAY, GUAM - On October 8, rehabilitation on the historic Type C Japanese Midget Submarine located at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center will commence. This submarine is the only Type C submarine in existence and was captured in Ipan in August 1944. Previously, the submarine was on display at Camp Dealy in Ipan until 1952. In the same year, it was moved to Naval Station Guam. In order to provide public access to the submarine it was transferred from the U.S. Navy to the National Park Service in 2008 and relocated to its current location. Over the years the submarine has undergone restoration work.

The current rehabilitation work consists of removal of rust, paint, and patching; a primer and final coat of black paint will be applied for further protection. The contract has been awarded to Leading Tech Construction, a local contractor.

During the much need rehabilitation, the submarine will be closed off to public access and viewing. The National Park Service apologizes for any inconvenience, but this is necessary for the restoration work to be safely completed.

The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.

For additional information contact Dave Lotz, Cultural Resources Program Manager, War in the Pacific National Historical Park at 477-7278, ext. 1008 or at


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Last updated: October 6, 2017

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