I-16tou.com

The purpose of this site is to present the evidence, findings and opinions of the team that found and identified the Imperial Japanese Navy special submarine, I-16tou, that participated in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Much of this information provides additional perspective for the PBS/NOVA documentary, Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor. The material herein is presented with the assumption that the reader is well versed in the overall history of the attack.

Please check back often, as material will be added or changed as new information becomes available.

Intelligence Report on Midget Sub

INTELLIGENCE REPORT ON THE MIDGET SUB
Read the report on captured Japanese midget sub I-24tou.

Submarine Chart

SUBMARINE CHART
Examine the chart used by the Japanese to penetrate Pearl Harbor.

Identifying the Wreck

IDENTIFYING THE WRECK
How the wreck was identified as Pearl Harbor midget sub I-16tou.

HURL's 3-piece Midget Sub Report

HURL'S 3-PIECE MIDGET SUB REPORT
HURL's report on their discovery of the wreck and theory about how it came to be where it was found.

Torpedoing of the USS Arizona

TORPEDOING OF THE USS ARIZONA
Was the USS Arizona torpedoed?

Torpedo Attack on the USS St. Louis

TORPEDO ATTACK ON THE USS ST. LOUIS
Was the USS St. Louis attacked by a midget submarine? A controversy that is still hotly debated to this day.

Capsizing of the USS Oklahoma

CAPSIZING OF THE USS OKLAHOMA
A theory about the cause for the capsizing of the USS Oklahoma, based upon a detailed analysis of the evidence of record.

Crossing Paths

CROSSING PATHS
Is there evidence of submarine activity inside Pearl Harbor during the attack?

Submarine in West Loch

SUBMARINE IN THE WEST LOCH
What evidence led investigators to look for a midget sub in the West Loch?

What Happened to the Crews

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CREWS?
What became of the midget submarine crews? Did any of them survive the attack?

The Last Pearl Harbor Survivor

THE LAST PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR
The story of YT-153, her encounter with a midget sub and where she is today.

Pearl Harbor CGI

PEARL HARBOR CGI
Computer-generated renders of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.


FORUM DISCUSSION
Join in the debate about the fifth midget sub at j-aircraft.com.


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