GOCHIN means ‘Bang and Sink’. This film was made in 1943 and is an actual and genuine documentary of one of the war patrols of I.J.N. submarine I-10 in the Indian Ocean. Everything in this DVD was filmed as it actually happened, including the rescue of a crewman of a Norwegian freighter and also the periscope view of the breaking up and sinking of an Allied steamer. On this patrol, I-10 sank four ships.
There is a lot of Imperial Japanese Navy music, rousing sea songs etc. throughout this DVD.
An A Type (I-9 Class) with Flagship facilities and a floatplane, I-10 displaced 2,434/4,150 tons and her top speed was an impressive 23.5 knots. This photo is I-10 as she departs on this particular war patrol.
This is an extremely rare film and shows life on board an I.J.N. submarine as it really was. The master of this DVD came to us from a friend in Japan who was a movie producer in Japan in the years of the war. He had this film in his personal vault and he sent it to us. It is not available anywhere else in the world.