(FROM THE USS ARIZONA & PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERED ARCHIVES - 2/13/99)
Here is a list of the Japanese ships mainly involved with the Hawaiian operation.
Carriers: Akagi (Fleet flagship), Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku, Zuikaku
Battleships: Hiei, Kirishima
Heavy Cruisers: Chikuma, Tone
Light Cruiser: Abukuma
Destroyers: Akigumo, Arare, Hamakaze, Isokaze, Kagero, Kasumi, Shiranui, Tanizake, Urakaze
Submarines: (That stayed with the fleet): I-19, I-21, I-23
Tankers: Kenyo Maru, Kokuyo Maru, Kyokuto Maru, Nihon Maru, Shinkoku Maru, Toei Maru, Toho Maru
Sixth Fleet Subs that went out before....
I-1 I-2 I-3 I-4 I-5 I-6 I-7 I-8 I-9 I-15 I-16* I-17 I-18* I-20* I-22* I-24* I-25 I-68 I-69 I-70 I-71 I-72 I-73 I-74 I-75 *-carried a midget submarine
Chris Johnson, Pearl Harbor Historian
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