Whatever happened to this Japanese sub?

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Greg
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Whatever happened to this Japanese sub?

Post by Greg » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:35 pm

There used to be, and maybe still is, this Japanese midget sub in front of the Sub School in New London but even back in 1966 was rusting pretty badly, open and outside. Is it still there or did it get scrapped or otherwise disposed of? It's not in the museum. I believe it's a Kairyū Sea Dragon.
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Re: Whatever happened to this Japanese sub?

Post by Greg » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Nobody has been up there in the last 20 years?

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Re: Whatever happened to this Japanese sub?

Post by Gilbert » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:07 pm

We were up there in November of 2004. Looks like the openings have been plated over by that point.

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Re: Whatever happened to this Japanese sub?

Post by Greg » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:49 pm

Thanks!!

It deserves better. It should probably go down to the museum but the interior was pretty badly rusted 51 years ago when I last saw it.

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