KAIBOKAN!

(Type D (Class II)(even-numbered) Escort - colorized by Irootoko, Jr)

IJN Escort CD-14:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2007-2016 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall

Revision 8


5 October 1943:
Tokyo Bay. Laid down at Yokosuka Navy Yard.

25 January 1944:
Launched and numbered CD-14.

15 February 1944:
Reserve LtCdr Ishikawa Mutsuo (former CO of the auxiliary gunboat OKUYO MARU) is appointed Chief Equipping Officer of CD-12, CD-14, and CD-16.

1 March 1944:
Lt Tanabe Akira (65) is appointed Chief Equipping Officer of CD-14.

27 March 1944:
Completed and registered in the IJN. Attached to Kure Naval District. Assigned to Kure Guard Force. Lt Tanabe Akira is the Commanding Officer.

4 April 1944:
Departs Yokosuka.

E 6 April 1944:
Arrives at Kure. Remains there the rest of April.

27 May 1944:
Arrives at Kure and undergoes repairs.

1 June 1944:
At 0300 departs Kure and later that day arrives at Moji.

2 June 1944:
At 0800 CD-14 departs Moji with submarine chasers CH-23, CH-56, auxiliary submarine chasers CHa-90 and CHa-95 escorting convoy MOTA-21 (part 1), consisting of TAMA, AZUCHISAN, HAVRE (5467 GRT), NARUO, CLYDE, HAMBURG, SEKIHO, TATSUAKI, SHINSHO, KINE, YAGI, IKOMASAN, TAIAN, TSUYAMA MARUs, KOTO MARU No. 2 GO, SHINSEI MARU No. 5 and seven unidentified merchant ships.

3 June 1944:
KOTO MARU No. 2 joins from Karatsu Wan.

7 June 1944:
At 0900, an enemy submarine is sighted at 28-18N, 123-03E. Later that day TAMA MARU is detached for Kirun, arriving there the next day.

9 June 1944:
At 0900, an enemy submarine is sighted at 24-50N, 120-30E.

10 June 1944 :
At 0630 arrives at Takao. Later that day at 1200, CD-14 departs Takao with subchaser CH-23 escorting convoy MOTA-21 (part 2) consisting of HAVRE (5467 GRT), NARUO, CLYDE, HAMBURG, SEKIHO, TATSUAKI, SHINSHO, TSUYAMA, IKOMASAN, TAIAN, YAMAHAGI MARUs, SHINSEI MARU No.5 and one unidentified merchant ship.

13 June 1944:
At 2000 arrives at Manila.

18 June 1944:
At 0400 CD-14 departs Manila with kaibokan CD-18, torpedo boat SAGI, patrol boat PB-38, minesweeper W-17, minelayer MAESHIMA, auxiliary subchasers CHa-22 and CHa-95 and two unidentified warships escorting convoy MI-05, consisting of fleet oiler NOTORO, tankers TACHIBANA, SAN DIEGO, BAIEI, KENZUI, ATAGO, JINEI, AYANAMI, CERAM, OEI and TOKUWA MARUs, YAMAMIZU MARU No. 2, and KYOEI MARU No. 8 and cargo/transports ARIMASAN, HINAGA, NIPPO (ex-Swedish NINGPO), TATSUJU, SURAKARUTA, TEIFU (ex-French BOUGAINVILLE), ROKKO, DAIZEN, MIIKESAN, NICHIYO, HIDA, IKOMASAN and SEIWA MARUs, TOYO MARU No. 3 and eleven unidentified merchant ships.

23 June 1944:
At 1230 arrives at Miri.

27 June 1944:
At 1650, CD-14 departs Miri for Moji with minesweeper W-18 and patrol boat P-38 escorting convoy MI-06, consisting of OGURA MARU No. 2, YAMAMIZU MARU No. 2, UNKAI MARU No. 5, CERAM, MATSUMOTO, TACHIBANA, TOKUWA, KOTOKU, NICHINAN (5175 grt), NICHINAN (1945 grt), NANSEI, ATAGO and ZUIHO MARUs.

2 July 1944:
At 0845, arrives at Manila.

4 July 1944:
At 0955 CD-14 departs Manila with W-18 and PB-38 escorting convoy MI-06 now consisting of tankers ATAGO, TACHIBANA, TOKUWA, MATSUMOTO and ZUIHO MARUs, UNKAI MARU No. 5, YAMAMIZU MARU No. 2 and OGURA MARU No. 2 and transports TSUYAMA, AKAGISAN, KANKYO, YAGI and ATSUTA MARUs.

10 July 1944:
At 1445 arrives at Takao. CD-8 and patrol boat TAKUNAN MARU No. 3 join the convoy. RIKKO, GENKAI, IWATO, JUKO, AOBASAN and HIROTA MARUs joins the convoy.

12 July 1944:
At 0254 departs Takao.

17 July 1944:
At 1450 arrives at Moji.

26 July 1944:
At 0600, CD-14 departs Imari Bay with kaibokan MATSUWA, minesweeper W-18, auxiliary minesweeper TAKUNAN MARU No. 3, auxiliary gunboat CHOHAKUSAN MARU, patrol boat PB-38 and auxiliary patrol boats EIFU, FUYO, KASUGA and NUNOBIKI MARUs escorting convoy MI-13, consisting of tankers SHINCHO, TEIKON (ex-German WINNETOU), TOKUWA, KYOEI and ATAGO MARUs and OGURA MARU No. 2, cargo ships HIYORI, DURBAN, KIZAN, KUNIYAMA, URAL, SHIROTAE, KOKUSEI, CHINA, HIGANE, MATSUURA, RISSHUN, KAZAN and ATLAS MARUs and SHINSEI MARU No. 1.

27 July 1944:
CHINA MARU suffers engine trouble and drops out of convoy. The auxiliary minesweeper TAKUNAN MARU No.3 escorts the ship back to Imari Wan.

31 July 1944:
The convoy arrives at Takao. SHIROTAE and MATSUURA MARUs are detached and tankers SHIMPO and ZUIYO MARUs and cargo ship SHINKO MARU join the convoy. CHOHAKUSAN MARU is detached from the escort and replaced by kaibokan KUSAGAKI, YASHIRO and destroyer ASAKAZE. Naval Transport T.3 also joins.

4 August 1944:
At 0830, the reconstituted convoy departs Takao.

7 August 1944:
At 2205, LtCdr (later Captain) Enrique D. Haskins' (USNA '33) USS GUITARRO (SS-363) torpedoes and sinks kaibokan KUSAGAKI at 14-50N, 119-57E. CD-14 and ASAKAZE unsuccessfully counterattack the escaping submarine. 97 of KUSAGAKI's crew are KIA, 30 others drift throughout the night. In the morning, the survivors, including her CO, LtCdr Ozaki Takashi, are rescued by ASAKAZE and taken to Manila.

8 August 1944:
At 0900, the convoy arrives Manila. DURBAN, KIZAN, RISSHUN, KUNIYAMA, SHINKO and ATLAS MARUs are detached. SHOEI MARU joins the convoy. All of the escorts are detached except CD-14, patrol boat P-38 and subchasers CH-30 and CH-33.

11 August 1944:
At 2100, the convoy departs Manila for Miri.

12 August 1944:
At 0730, LtCdr Frank G. Selby's (USNA '33) USS PUFFER (SS-268) attacks the convoy. Selby torpedoes and damages SHINPO MARU. Two crewmen are KIA. She is taken under tow by SHOEI and KYOEI MARUs and beached, then abandoned. Selby torpedoes and sinks TEIKON MARU (ex-German WINNETOU) without loss of life. CD-14 and patrol boat PB-38 counter-attack with 37 depth charges, but USS PUFFER slips away unscathed. The convoy anchors off Paluan Bay, Palawan Island. PB-38 is detached.

14 August 1944:
At 0700 departs Paluan Bay.

18 August 1944:
At 1700, arrives at Miri.

19 August 1944:
At 1830 CD-14 departs Miri for Kuching, Borneo with patrol boat PB-38 escorting convoy MISHI-07 consisting of SHINCHO, KOKUSEI, URAL, HIYORI (NICHIWA), HIGANE, SHOEI and KYOEI MARUs and SHINSEI MARU No. 1.

21 August 1944:
At 1835 arrives at Kuching, Borneo to shelter after am unsuccessful torpedo attack on MISHI-07.

24 August 1944:
At 0300 departs Kuching with subchaser CH-20 escorting convoy SHIMI-09 consisting of JUZAN MARU and three unidentified merchant ship.

25 August 1944:
At 0900 arrives at Miri, Borneo.

29 August 1944:
At 0830, CD-14, CH-20 and patrol boat P-38 depart Miri escorting convoy MI-14, consisting of KENSEI, IIDA, JUZAN, CHUKA and SURAKARUTA MARUs and oilers ATAGO, OGURA MARU No. 2 and TOKUWA MARUs.

1 September 1944:
At 1148 arrives at unidentified location.

2 September 1944:
At 0623 departs unidentified location.

4 September 1944:
Arrives at Honda Bay, Palawan and departs later that day.

5 September 1944:
At 2300 arrives at Manila. The convoy is reformed to consist of TOKUSHIMA, ENOSHIMA, MIHO, KENSEI, KEISHU MARUs and oilers ATAGO, OGURA MARU No. 2, and TOKUWA MARU with the same escorts.

9 September 1944:
At 1600, departs Manila. Enroute north the convoy is joined by minesweepers W-38 and W-39.

10 September 1944:
At 1800 arrives at Santa Cruz.

11 September 1944:
Departs Santa Cruz and later that day arrives at San Fernando.

12 September 1944:
Departs San Fernando. Later that day arrives at Lapoc Bay near Aparri.

13 September 1944:
Departs Lapoc Bay.

14 September 1944:
Arrives at Musa Bay and departs later the same day.

15 September 1944:
Arrives at Sabtang Island.

16 September 1944:
At 0440, departs Basco Bay, Batan Island, Philippines. At 1355, TOKUSHIMA MARU is torpedoed and sunk by LtCdr (later Vice Admiral) Glynn R. Donaho's (USNA '27) USS PICUDA (SS-382) in the Bashi Channel at 21-57N, 121-35E. 82 passengers, one Communications Officer, 44 shipís gunners and 52 crewmen are KIA. TOKUSHIMA MARUís explosion damages nearby oiler OGURA MARU No. 2. She stops for repairs, but at 1515, is torpedoed and sunk by LtCdr Louis D. McGregor's USS REDFISH (SS-395) at 21-42N, 121-41E. In the course of these actions 23 passengers, three guards and 15 crewmen are KIA.

17 September 1944:
At 1400 arrives at Takao, Formosa. CH-20 is detached from the convoy.

20 September 1944:
At 1800 CD-14 Departs Takao with patrol boat P-38 escorting convoy MI-14 that now consists of tanker ATAGO MARU and cargo ships KENSEI, CHINKAI, BIYO and ENOSHIMA MARUs.

23 September 1944:
Arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan.

26 September 1944:
At 1800 departs Ssu Chiao Shan.

27 September 1944:
Arrives at Hiyo To (Heam So), Chosen.

28 September 1944:
Departs Hiyo To.

29 September 1944:
PB-38 detaches for Sasebo. At 1930 arrives at Moji. Later that evening departs.

30 September 1944:
At 1100 arrives at Sasebo.

8 October 1944:
At 1000 CD-14 and CD-20 departs Sasebo with ships to make up convoy MI-23.

9 October 1944:
At 1500 arrives at Miike.

14 October 1944:
Departs Miike.

15 October 1944:
Arrives at Sasebo.

18 October 1944:
At 0700, CD-14 departs Sasebo for Miri via Cape St. Jacques, Indo-China with kaibokan CD-20, and from Imari Wan CD-34, CD-39, CD-46 and patrol boats PB-102 (ex-USS STEWART, DD-224) and PB-38 escorting convoy MI-23, consisting of EBARA, MUNEKATA, HIKACHI (NISSHO), MATSUMOTO, KOSHIN, EININ, RITSUEI, YAMASONO, ENRYAKU (ENREKI), SHOEI, HIROTA, UNSEN, YOKAI and SHIROTAE MARUs and YUZAN MARU No. 2 and survey ship HAKUSA.

20 October 1944:
Anchors Raro Wan bay, South Korea. Reassigned to the 12th Escort Division with CD-16, CD-38 and CD-46.

22 October 1944:
At the Shushan (Chusan) Islands anchorage, E of Shanghai.

24 October 1944:
75 miles ENE of Foochow, China. At 1000, HIROTA, UNSEN and YOKAI MARUs are detached for Takao escorted by PB-103 and PB-38.

25 October 1944:
Formosa Strait. At 0208, Cdr (later Rear Admiral-Ret) Richard H. O'Kane's (USNA '34) USS TANG (SS-306), running on the surface, torpedoes and sinks EBARA MARU at 25-04N, 119-35E. Eleven crewmen are KIA.

MATSUMOTO MARU, following behind EBARA MARU, alters course intent on ramming USS TANG, but one of the torpedoes fired at EBARA MARU strikes onrushing MATSUMOTO MARU's No. 1 hold. Her bow plunges under and she comes to a halt. Two machine guns on her bridge open fire and drive the submarine under where the water depth is a mere 131 feet.

The convoy speeds onward. CD-34 drops a few depth-charges. Nine American submariners are found drifting on the surface including Captain O'Kane. CD-34 rescues the survivors and later claims to have sunk USS TANG, but, in fact, the submarine was sunk by one of BuOrd's defective Mark-18 torpedoes. CD-34 is detached with the POWs for Takao, Formosa. At 2000, convoy MI-23 arrives at Chuanchow Bay where MATSUMOTO MARU is successfully grounded; however, she lists heavily.

26 October 1944:
MATSUMOTO MARU capsizes and becomes a total loss. There are no casualties. At 0600, the convoy anchors outside Amoy Harbor, and departs the same day at 1800.

27 October 1944:
At 0800 the convoy arrives at Mako. YUZAN MARU No. 2 is detached and an unidentified ship joins the convoy.

29 October 1944:
At 0700, the convoy departs Mako for Cape St. Jacques.

30-31 October 1944:
Aircraft attack the convoy, but no damage is sustained.

4 November 1944:
At 1803, arrives at Cape St. Jacques.

5 November 1944:
At 1414 CD-14, CD-16, CD-38 and CD-46 depart St Jacques and at 1753 arrives at Saigon. Engages in anti-air combat against Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" heavy bombers.

8 November 1944:
At 0945 departs Saigon with CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 and at 1315 arrives at St Jacques.

9 November 1944:
At 0235, departs Cape St. Jacques.

12 November 1944:
At 1205 arrives at Singapore.

16 November 1944:
At 0947 CD-14, CD-16, CD-38 and CD-46 depart Singapore. En route, the kaibokan engages in ASW operations.

18 November 1944:
At 1542 arrives at Saigon.

20 November 1944:
At 0702 CD-14 departs Saigon for Manila with kaibokan CD-16, CD-38 and CD-46 escorting convoy SAMA-14A consisting of stores ship MAMIYA carrying a full load of ammunition. At 2012 the convoy arrives at St Jacques.

21 November 1944:
At 0356 the convoy departs St Jacques.

25 November 1944:
Off Corregidor, Manila Bay. About 2120, MAMIYA launches a blue signal flare. Just after the signal, kaibokan CD-38 suffers an attack by LtCdr Francis A. Greenup's (USNA '36) USS HARDHEAD (SS-365). Greenup hits CD-38 below the bridge and sinks her at 14-22N, 119-57E. CD-46 rescues the survivors.

27 November 1944:
At 0705 arrives at Manila and CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart at 1734.

That same day CD-14 is designated the flagship of the 12th Escort Division.

30 November 1944:
At 0026 the three escorts arrive at Takao. At 2104, CD-14 departs Takao for Manila with kaibokan TSUSHIMA, DAITO, CD-16, CD-46, CD-134 and minesweeper W-101, escorting convoy TAMA-33, consisting of IJA landing craft depot ships SHINSHU and KIBITSU MARUs.

1 December 1944:
As a result of air raids on Manila, convoy TAMA-33 is directed to put its troops ashore at San Fernando, Luzon. At 2205, the convoy anchors at Pamocctan.

2 December 1944:
At 0630, the convoy departs Pamocctan for San Fernando where it arrives at 2240.

4 December 1944:
At 0830 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart San Fernando. At 1550 the ships arrive at Lapoc Bay.

5 December 1944:
At 0615 the ships depart Lapoc Bay. At 1830 the ships arrive at Camiguin and depart there at 2330.

6 December 1944:
At 2040 the ships arrive at Fangliao, Formosa.

7 December 1944:
At 0730 the ships departs Fangliao and at 1030 arrive at Saei. At 1700 the warships depart Saei and at 1900 arrive at Takao.

9 December 1944:
At 1500 CD-14 departs Takao with kaibokan CD-16, CD-46 and minesweeper W-101, escorting convoy TASA-18 consisting of tankers AMATO, ENKI, DAIETSU, RYOEI MARUs and TAMON MARU No. 15.

10 December 1944:
TAMON MARU No. 15 suffers an engine breakdown and is detached with minesweeper W-101 for Hong Kong.

13 December 1944:
At 1500 arrives at Yulin.

14 December 1944:
At 0300 departs Yulin.

15 December 1944:
At 1825 arrives at Van Phong Bay.

16 December 1944:
At 0730 departs Van Phong Bay.

17 December 1944:
At 1530, arrives at St Jacques.

18 December 1944:
At 0725 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart St Jacques and at 0845 arrive at Saigon.

19 December 1944:
At 1700 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Saigon and at 2200 arrive at St Jacques.

20 December 1944:
At 1000, CD-14 departs Cape St Jacques, Indochina for Takao and Moji with kaibokan CD-16 and CD-46 escorting convoy SATA-04 consisting of YAMAMURA, TAITO, OJIKASAN, DAIRETSU, DAIIUKU and DAIEI MARUs.

21 December 1944:
At 2300 arrives at Nha Trang Bay.

22 December 1944:
At 0700 departs Nha Trang Bay. At 2200 arrives at Qui Sande anchorage.

23 December 1944:
At 0700 departs Qui Sande anchorage.

24 December 1944:
At 0100, the convoy arrives at Batangan Bay. CD-14 remains outside on patrol. CD-9 and CD-32 join the escort's ranks. At 0700 the convoy departs.

30 December 1944:
Arrives in the Takao area, but at 0633 a radio message is received warning of possible air raids on the port. The convoy makes for Keelung.

31 December 1944:
At 2230, arrives at Keelung, northern Formosa.

3 January 1945:
At 0100, the convoy, now called TAMO-34, departs Keelung for Moji with destroyer KIRI, minesweeper W-17 and subchaser CH-37 as additional escorts.

4 January 1945:
Aircraft strafe the convoy, but only OJIKASAN MARU suffers some minor damage and a number of casualties.

8 January 1945:
At 2250 the convoy arrives at Fukuoka Wan.

9 January 1945:
At 0700, departs Fukuoka Wan, and at 1200, arrives safely at Moji. At 1700 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Moji.

10 January 1945:
At 0840 arrives at Kure.

13 January 1945:
At 0945 all three kaibokan are docked for repairs.

18 January 1945:
At 0915 the kaibokan are undocked.

19 January 1945:
At 1904 CD-14 departs and waits outside Kure.

20 January 1945:
At 0000 departs Kure and at 1150, arrives at Moji.

21 January 1945:
At 1600 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Moji and transfers to Mutsure, arriving at 1750.

22 January 1945:
At 0600, CD-14 departs Mutsure for Keelung with destroyer KIRI and kaibokan CD-16, CD-46 escorting convoy MOTA-33. The convoy consists of TEIKA (ex-French CAP VARELLA), CLYDE, NIKKO, NANKING, TAKUSAN, SANJIN, MIYAJIMA and SHOKA MARUs.

29 January 1945:
40 miles N of Keelung. LtCdr (later Cdr) Evan T. Shepard's (USNA '35) USS PICUDA (SS-382) torpedoes and sinks CLYDE MARU at 25-20N, 121-06E. She takes down over 1,000 IJA troops and crewmen. At the time the seas are rough and this makes rescue difficult. 972 troops on board, 66 ship's gunners and 61 crewmen are KIA.

30 January 1945:
At 1653 arrives at Keelung.

31 January 1945:
At 0600, CD-14 departs Keelung for Moji with kaibokan CD-16 and CD-46 and subchaser CH-19, escorting convoy TAMO-39. The convoy consists of AIZAN, SHUNSHO, TAISHUN, AIZUN, TETSUYO and TATSUHARU MARUs.

6 February 1945:
At 1820 the convoy anchors off Kyokin To, Chosen in Mara Sea.

7 February 1945:
At 0700 departs Kyokin To.

8 February 1945:
At 1900 arrives at Moji.

12 February 1945:
At 2200, CD-14 departs Moji for Keelung with light cruiser KASHIMA, destroyer SAKURA, kaibokan CD-16 and CD-46, escorting convoy MOTA-36. The convoy consists of MELBOURNE and NISSHO MARUs. At 1830 the convoy anchors off Mutsure.

13 February 1945:
At 0205 the convoy departs Mutsure.

16 February 1945:
KASHIMA and destroyer SAKURA are detached for Shanghai, China.

18 February 1945:
At 2300 arrives at Keelung.

22 February 1945:
At 2200, CD-14 departs Moji for Keelung with kaibokan CD-16 and CD-46 escorting convoy TAMO-44. The convoy consists of MELBOURNE, NISSHO and KIYOKAWA MARUs. That same day, MELBOURNE MARU hits a mine. She proceeds to Keelung, escorted by CD-46.

23 February 1945:
At 0300 CD-46 rejoins the convoy.

24 February 1945:
At 0800 the convoy arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan.

25 February 1945:
At 2200 the departs Ssu Chiao Shan.

28 February 1945:
At 1430 arrives at Mutsure.

1 March 1945:
At 0800 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Mutsure and at 0900 arrive at Moji.

3 March 1945:
At 0200 departs Moji and at 1350 arrives at Hikoshima where the ship is docked for repairs.

8 March 1945:
At 1700 CD-14 and CD-46 depart Hikoshima and at 1725 arrive at Moji.

11 March 1945:
At 0830 CD-14 and CD-46 depart Moji briefly, but both return to Moji at 1200.

17 March 1945:
At 0705 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Moji, and at 0850 arrive at Mutsure.

18 March 1945:
At 1400 CD-14, CD-16 and CD-46 depart Mutsure on an anti submarine sweep.

19 March 1945:
At 0740 the ships arrive at Tsutsu Wan, Tsushima and depart at 1800. That same day she joins the vessels participating in the anti-submarine operation AS-3.

20 March 1945:
At 1005 the ships arrive at Kobun Island, Chosen.

22 March 1945:
At 1820 CD-14 and CD-16 depart Kobun Island.

23 March 1945:
At 0840 CD-14 and CD-16 arrive back at Kobun Island.

25 March 1945:
At 1630 CD-14 departs Kobun on patrol.

26 March 1945:
At 0810 arrives at Sata Wan and departs there at 1600.

27 March 1945:
At 0935 CD-14 arrives back at Kobun Island.

29 March 1945:
At 0735 departs Kobun Island.

31 March 1945:
At 0900 arrives back at Kobun Island.

7 April 1945:
At 1200 CD-14, CD-16, CD-46, CD-112 and CD-132 all depart Kobun Island on an anti-submarine sweep.

8 April 1945:
At 0800 CD-14 and CD-132 arrive at Songsanpo and departs there at 1450.

9 April 1945:
At 0730 CD-14 and CD-132 arrive at Kobun Island.

17 April 1945:
At 1930 CD-14 and CD-132 depart Kobun Island.

18 April 1945:
Korea Strait, SE of Chejudo (Quelpart) Island. At dawn when conducting an anti-submarine sweep in the area 33-42N, 128-36E, CD-132 and CD-14 sight a surfaced submarine and start a chase. This is Cdr Harry H. Greer Jr.'s (USNA '34) USS SEAHORSE (SS-304) on her seventh war patrol. At 0512 (I), her SJ radar detects two small targets at 8,000 yds; two patrol boats are sighted two minutes later.

At 0530 CD-14 opens fire from the 12-cm deck gun, forcing the submarine to dive to the 300-ft depth. USS SEAHORSE attempts to confuse the attackers, releasing two electronic decoys. Nevertheless the kaibokans, later joined by CD-16, stay on target, dropping a total of 48 depth charges. A large oil slick is observed on the surface. Upon the return to their base CD-14 and CD-132 claim the submarine as sunk.

In reality the crippled USS SEAHORSE is forced to terminate the patrol and to return to Guam.

20 April 1945:
At 1400 CD-14 and CD-132 arrive back at Kobun Island.

29 April 1945:
At 1530 CD-14, CD-46 and CD-132 depart Kobun Island.

30 April 1945:
At 1900 the ships arrive at an unknown location.

20 June 1945:
CD-14 departs Tsingtao, China for Dairen, Manchukuo (Manchuria) with kaibokan KANAWA escorting convoy SETA-03, consisting of KONEI and KYUKO (KIUKIANG) MARUs and SHOEI MARU No. 8.

22 June 1945:
Arrives at Dairen.

25 June 1945:
CD-14 departs Dairen with kaibokan KANAWA, CD-132 and auxiliary minesweepers Wa-19 and Wa-20, escorting convoy DAFU-05, consisting of KYUKO, KONEI, HOSHI MARUs and KINYU MARU No. 8. Enroute to Daito Bay, SHOKAI MARU and SHOEI MARU No. 8 join the convoy.

E 28 June 1945:
At Daito Bay, CD-14, KANAWA and CD-132 are detached.

30 July 1945:
Maizuru Bay. CD-14 (the current flagship of the 12th Escort Division) and CD-158 are returning to Maizuru after an anti-submarine sweep in the Sea of Japan. At 0900 they rendezvous with TAKANE, returning after escorting a convoy to Rashin, Korea.

After 0959 the three escorts are attacked by a mixed squadron of Grumman F6F "Hellcats" and Vought F4U "Corsairs" of Vice Admiral (later Admiral) John S. McCain's Task Force 38. The attacks continue until 1100. After TAKANE is hit, the CO of the 12th Escort Division orders her to return to Maizuru.

15 August 1945:
CD-14's crew receives notification of the termination of war at Nanao Wan (Bay).

5 October 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.

26 October 1945:
Departs Kure on her first repatriation voyage.

3 November 1945:
Arrives at Manila. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

8 November 1945:
Departs Manila.

13 November 1945:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

30 November 1945:
Departs Kure.

1 December 1945:
Assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service as a special cargo ship. [1]

8 December 1945:
Arrives at Manila. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

10 December 1945:
Departs Manila.

17 December 1945:
Arrives at Otaka. Disembarks troops and passengers.

23 December 1945:
Undergoes repairs at Urabe.

31 January 1946:
Repairs are completed.

4 February 1946:
Departs Kure.

6 February 1946:
Arrives at Saeki and departs later that day.

10 February 1946:
Arrives at Amoy. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later the same day.

13 February 1946:
Arrives at Swatow. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

26 February 1946:
Departs Swatow.

2 March 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

10 March 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

12 March 1946:
Arrives at Kirun. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later the same day.

15 March 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

18 March 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

20 March 1946:
Arrives at Kirun. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later the same day.

23 March 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

26 March 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

28 March 1946:
Arrives at Kirun. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later the same day.

30 March 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

3 April 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

5 April 1946:
Arrives at Kwaren (Hua Lien). Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

8 April 1946:
Departs Kwaren.

10 April 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

20 April 1946:
Undergoes repairs at Urabe.

13 May 1946:
Repairs are completed.

15 May 1946:
Departs Kure.

16 May 1946:
Arrives at Saeki and departs later the same day.

19 May 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

21 May 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

1 June 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

4 June 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that same day.

7 June 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

10 June 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

13 June 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

14 June 1946:
Departs Shanghai.

16 June 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

20 June 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

24 June 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

25 June 1946:
Departs Shanghai.

28 June 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

22 July 1946:
Departs Kure.

23 July 1946:
Arrives at Naze. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

24 July 1946 :
Departs Naze.

26 July 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

22 September 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

25 September 1946:
Arrives at Okinawa. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

26 September 1946:
Arrives at Kagoshima. Disembarks troops and passengers.

6 October 1946:
Departs Kagoshima.

8 October 1946:
Arrives at Okinawa. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

9 October 1946:
Departs Okinawa.

11 October 1946:
Arrives at Sasebo. Disembarks troops and passengers.

14 October 1946:
Undergoes repairs at Sasebo.

28 October 1946:
Repairs are completed.

23 November 1946:
Departs Sasebo.

24 November 1946:
Arrives at Okinawa. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

25 November 1946:
Departs Okinawa.

27 November 1946:
Arrives at Sasebo. Disembarks troops and passengers.

6 July 1947:
Shanghai. Ceded to Nationalist China as a war reparation Jie-5, later renamed TSI NAN.

1949:
Taken over by the Communist People's Republic of China. Captured by the PRC troops in Shanghai. Later repaired and equipped with two Soviet-made 100-mm guns, eight 37-mm and four 25-mm AA guns. Reassigned to the Shanghai-based East Sea Fleet as WU CHANG (aka Escort Vessel No. 215).

August 1954-May 1955:
The First Taiwan Straits Crisis: Participates in naval operations off Quemoy and Matsu.

Mid-January 1955:
WU CHANG supports the capture of Ichiang (Yijiangshan) Island.

1982:
Stricken from the Navy list and later scrapped.


Authors' Note:
[1] Allied occupation forces were responsible for the return of six million Japanese military personnel and civilians from Japan's defunct far-flung Empire. In addition, there were over a million Korean and about 40,000 Chinese prisoners and conscript laborers and approximately 7,000 Formosans and 15,000 Ryukyu Islanders to be repatriated.

Some Allied and many former IJN warships, from aircraft carriers to kaibokan, were used to facilitate the enormous repatriation effort. Japanese vessels and crews were used to the fullest extent possible to conserve Allied manpower and accelerate demobilization. Each ex-IJN ship first had to be demilitarized; guns removed or, in the case of large warships, barrels severed, ammunition landed, and radar and catapults removed, if fitted. Repatriation of the Chinese on Japanese ships began early in October from Hakata, but U.S. guard detachments had to be placed on many ships to prevent disorder because the Japanese crews could not control the returnees.

Japanese-run repatriation centers were established at Kagoshima, Hario near Sasebo, and Hakata near Fukuoka. Other reception centers were established and operated at Maizuru, Shimonoseki, Sasebo, Senzaki, Kure, Uraga, Yokohama, Moji and Hakodate. Allied line and medical personnel supervised the centers. Incoming Japanese were sprayed with DDT, examined and inoculated for typhus and smallpox, provided with food, and transported to his final destination in Japan.

Thanks to Mr. Gilbert Casse of France. Thanks also go to reader Logan Smith.

-Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall


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