|The Kure Naval Base was established in 1889 and the Kure Naval Shipyard was established in 1903. In prewar days, Kure city has prospered as a town in a naval port where battleship "The Yamato"was built, and a town in the naval shipyard.
Present Kure City is prosperous of the commerce and industry, and develops as a base
of the education and the culture.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force history museum in Kure is under construction now.
It will be opened in April 2007.
It is located in Takara-Machi Kure City Hiroshima Prefecture, bordering Hiroshima city ,near the Yamato Museum.
The real submarine is displayed at The Maritime Self-Defense Force history museum.
It was set up at the entrance of the Maritime Self-Defense Force history
museum in Kure on 26 Sep. 2006.
It was remodeled in the shipyard of Kure city.
The exhibition of the submarine on the ground will be the first time in
It is 2,250 tons submarine removed from the register in March, 2004, because of it's superannuation.
The height is 16.3 meters, and the total length is 76.2meters.