- Teruhisa Komatsu
Infobox Military Person
name= Teruhisa Komatsu
lived= 12 August 1888 - 15 November 1970 [Nishida, "Imperial Japanese Navy".]
caption= Admiral Komatsu Teruhisa
Empire of Japan
branch=navy|Empire of Japan
commands="Hokaze", "Itsukushima", "Jingei", "Kiso", "Nachi"
Subron1, Cruiser Division 16, Ryojun Guard District, 1st China Expeditionary, IJN 6th Fleet (Submarines, Sasebo Naval District, Imperial Japanese Naval Academy
World War II
Battle of Midway
Marquis nihongo|Teruhisa Komatsu|小松輝久|Komatsu Teruhisa|extra=12 August 1888 - 15 November 1970 was an admiral in the
Imperial Japanese Navyin World War II.
Born as HIH Kitashirakawa-no-miya Teruhisa, as the younger son of HIH
Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa, his title was devolved from royal status that that of the " kazoku" peeragein 1910 in order to preserve to Komatsu family line, which had become extinct with the death of Prince Komatsu Akihitoin 1908.
Komatsu graduated from the 37th class of the
Imperial Japanese Naval Academyin 1909 ranked 26th out of 179 cadets. He performed his midshipmantraining on the cruiser"Aso", and after commissioning as an ensign, he served as a crewman on the battleship"Satsuma".
As a sub-lieutenant Komatsu attended
naval artilleryand torpedoschools and served on the "Kawachi" in 1912. In 1913, he took time out from the Navy to fulfill the obligation of members of his social class to sit for a session in the House of Peers. He later served on the cruiser "Soya" and battlecruiser "Kurama".
After graduating from the
Naval War College (Japan)in 1919, Komatsu was promoted to lieutenant commander. He subsequently served in a number of staff positions, and traveled to the United Kingdomfor further studies in 1925 for over two years at his own expense, during which time he was promoted to commander. After his return to Japan, he received his first command: the destroyer "Hokaze" from 1 April 1927– 1 December 1927. He was subsequently executive officeron the cruiser "Isuzu" in 1929, and then battleship "Nagato" in 1930.
After his promotion to
rear admiralon 1 December 1936, Komatsu commanded the 1st Submarine Squadron (SubRon 1) in 1937, and was Commandant of the Submarine School in 1937.
vice admiralfrom 15 October 1940, Komatsu commanded the Ryojun Guard Districtin 1941, and was commander in chiefof the 1st China Expeditionary Fleetfrom 5 July 1941. After the outbreak of the Pacific War, he was reassigned as commander in chief of the IJN 6th Fleet(Submarines) from 16 March 1942 to 21 June 1943. From June 1943 to November 1944, he was commander of the Sasebo Naval District. In the last part of 1944, he was Commandant of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy. He retired from active service in May 1945.
last = Morison
first = Samuel Eliot
year = 2001
title = The Struggle for Guadalcanal: August 1942-February 1943 (History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 5)
publisher = Castle Books
id = ISBN: 0785813063
last = Padfield
first = Peter
year = 2001
title = War Beneath the Sea: Submarine Conflict During World War II
publisher = Wiley
id = ISBN: 0471249459
last = Nishida
first = Hiroshi
url = http://homepage2.nifty.com/nishidah/e/px37.htm#v013
title = Imperial Japanese Navy, Komatsu Teruhisa
accessdate = 2007-08-25
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