KAIBOKAN!

(Type C Escort by Takeshi Yuki)

IJN Escort CD-192:
Tabular Record of Movement

2009-2014 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall

Revision 1


5 December 1944:
Nagasaki. Laid down at Mitsubishi Ship Building, Ltd.

30 January 1945:
Launched and numbered CD-192.

28 February 1945:
Completed and registered in the IJN.

15 April 1945:
CD-190 and CD-192 arrive at Maizuru.

20 April 1945:
Assigned to the General Escort Command.

25 April 1945:
Reassigned to the General Escort Command's 103rd Escort Squadron.

10 July 1945:
Reassigned to the Seventh Fleet.

15 August 1945:
CD-192's crew is informed of the cessation of hostilities with the Allied Powers.

25 October 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.

17 October 1945:
Departs Sasebo on her first repatriation voyage.

19 October 1945:
Arrives at Miyakojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

20 October 1945:
Departs Miyakojima.

22 October 1945:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

30 October 1945:
Departs Sasebo.

2 November 1945:
Arrives at Miyakojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

3 November 1945:
Departs Miyakojima.

6 November 1945:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

12 November 1945:
Arrives at Kawaminami Dockyard for repairs.

22 November 1945:
Repairs are completed.

25 November 1945:
Departs Koyagijima.

29 November 1945:
Arrives at Miyakojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

30 November 1945:
Departs Miyakojima.

1 December 1945:
Officially assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service. [1]

3 December 1945:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

4 December 1945:
Departs Sasebo.

7 December 1945:
Arrives at Miyakojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

11 December 1945:
Arrives at Kure. Disembarks troops and passengers.

1 January 1946:
Docked at Sasebo for repairs.

10 January 1946:
Repairs are partly completed.

16 January 1946:
Departs Hakata.

18 January 1946:
Arrives at Pusan. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

19 January 1946:
Departs Pusan.

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

25 January 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

28 January 1946:
Departs Hakata.

29 January 1946:
Arrives at Pusan. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

31 January 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

3 February 1946:
Departs Shanghai.

5 February 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

10 February 1946:
Departs Hakata.

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

15 February 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

20 February 1946:
Departs Hakata.

21 February 1946:
Arrives at Pusan. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

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

26 February 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

28 February 1946:
Departs Hakata.

1 March 1946:
Arrives at Pusan. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that day.

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

6 March 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

14 March 1946:
Departs Hakata.

15 March 1946:
Arrives at Pusan. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated and departs later that same day.

17 March 1946:
Arrives at Shanghai. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

18 March 1946 :
Departs Shanghai.

21 March 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

2 April 1946:
Enters dockyard at Uraga for repairs.

27 April 1946:
Repairs are completed.

2 May 1946:
Departs Senzaki.

4 May 1946:
Arrives at Korojima near Tsientsin. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

15 May 1946:
Departs Korojima.

17 May 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

23 May 1946:
Departs Hakata.

26 May 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

28 May 1946:
Departs Korojima.

30 May 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

3 June 1946:
Departs Hakata.

6 June 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

7 June 1946:
Departs Korojima.

10 June 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

15 June 1946:
Departs Hakata.

18 June 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

20 June 1946:
Departs Korojima.

23 June 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

25 June 1946:
Departs Hakata.

29 June 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

30 June 1946:
Departs Korojima.

3 July 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

10 July 1946:
Arrives at Wakamatsu dockyard for repairs.

24 July 1946:
Repairs are completed.

23 September 1946:
Departs Sasebo.

26 September 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

28 September 1946:
Departs Korojima.

2 October 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

15 October 1946:
Departs Hakata.

20 October 1946:
Arrives at Korojima. Embarks troops and passengers to be repatriated.

21 October 1946:
Departs Korojima.

24 October 1946:
Arrives at Hakata. Disembarks troops and passengers.

4 November 1946:
Enters dockyard at Sasebo for repairs.

4 December 1946:
Repairs are completed.

7 July 1947:
Shanghai. Ceded to the Republic of China as a war reparation. Renamed T'UNG AN.


Authors' Notes:
[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 go to Dr. Higuchi Tatsuhiro of Japan and Mr. Gilbert Casse of France.

-Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall


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