© 2009-2014 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall
10 August 1944:
Laid down at Nihonkai (Nipponkai) Dock, Ltd as kaibokan No. 2433.
30 November 1944:
Launched and numbered CD-65.
5 January 1945:
Lt Fukase Eijiro (former CO of CH-31) is appointed the Chief Equipping Officer.
13 February 1945:
Completed and registered in the IJN. Attached to Sasebo Naval District. Assigned to Kure Guard Unit. Lt Fukase Eijiro is the CO.
11 May 1945:
13 May 1945:
Arrives at Ominato.
16 May 1945:
17 May 1945:
Arrives at Otaru.
24 May 1945:
At 2230, CD-65 departs Otaru, Hokkaido for Paramushiro with kaibokan KUNASHIRI escorting the "NU" convoy consisting of HOKUYU, TAISHO and SANTO MARUs.
25 May 1945:
TAISHO MARU's poorly loaded cargo begins to shift. As a result, the convoy returns to Otaru.
26 May 1945:
31 May 1945:
At 1403, arrives at Paramushiro.
14 July 1945:
Muroran, southern Hokkaido. Reports are received that an enemy carrier task force is beginning operations in northern Japanese waters. CD-65, CD-74, CD-215, minesweeper W-24 and an unidentified convoy are present in the harbor.
At 0830, a large formation of about 130 carrier-based aircraft of Vice Admiral (Admiral posthumously) John S. McCain’s (USNA ’06) Task Force 38 attacks the convoy with machine-guns, bombs and rockets. CD-65 returns fire with all guns. Soon, one merchant ship is sunk and another heavily damaged. Raging fires break out on the latter.
15 miles S of Muroran. CD-65 and CD-74 sink at 42-21N, 140-59E, but CD-215 incurs only slight damage.
15 September 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
Thanks to Mr. Gilbert Casse of France and Jeff Donahoo of Iowa, USA.
-Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall