HIROSE Takeo

Date of Birth and Death
July 16, 1868 - March 27, 1904
Birthplace (modern name)
Oita
Occupation, Status
Naval Officer

Description

Naval officer. Born in Oita. His father, Shigetake, was a judge, while his elder brother, Katsuhiko, was a navy rear admiral. After studying at the Kogyokusha, he studied and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1889. In 1897, he was selected as an officer to study in Russia, and while serving as a resident military official in Russia, he toured Germany, France, and Great Britain. In 1900, he became lieutenant commander. He served in the Russo-Japanese War as torpedo officer of the battleship "Asahi". On March 27, 1904, while searching for his missing subordinate as the commander of the "Fukuimaru" during the second Lushun Port blockade operation, he was shot to death on the boat. He was posthumously promoted to commander, and became a deified national war hero.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

HIROSE Takeo

  • Portrait of HIROSE Takeo1