KUCHIKUKAN!

(FUYO, prewar)

IJN Second Class Destroyer FUYO:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2008-2017 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall
Revision 15


16 February 1922:
Osaka. Laid down at Fujinagata Shipbuilding as a second-class WAKATAKE-class destroyer intended to be named AJISAI (Hydrangea).

20 September 1922:
LtCdr (Rear Admiral posthumously) Kashiwagi Ei (36) is appointed Chief Equipping Officer (CEO).

23 September 1923:
Launched.

16 March 1923:
Completed and registered in the IJN. LtCdr (Rear Admiral posthumously) Kashiwagi Ei (36) is the CO. Attached to Kure Naval District.

1 April 1924:
Designated as destroyer No. 16.

1 December 1924:
LtCdr (later Vice Admiral) Hatakeyama Koichiro (39) is appointed CO.

1 November 1925:
LtCdr Sakano Minbu (38) is appointed CO.

1 November 1926:
LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Naotsuka Hachiro (38) is appointed CO.

1 December 1927:
LtCdr (Capt, posthumously) Yautomi Yoshisuke (38) )(former CO of KURI) is appointed CO.

10 December 1928:
LtCdr (later RAdm) Hisamune Yonejiro (41))(former CO of KAYA) is appointed CO.

1 August 1928:
Renamed FUYO.

20 April 1929:
LtCdr Narita Tadayoshi (42) is appointed CO.

1 December 1930:
LtCdr (Vice Admiral, posthumously) Aruga Kosaku (45) is appointed CO.

28 January 1932:
LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Tanaka Jo (47) is appointed CO.

24 August 1932:
LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Ota Nobunosuke (47) is appointed CO.

15 November 1932:
LtCdr Yamada Yuji (46) is appointed CO.

15 November 1933:
LtCdr (later Vice Admiral) Nakatsu Seiki (44), CO of ASAGAO, is appointed CO of FUYO “on paper” as an additional duty. Placed in reserve at Kure.

11 January 1934:
LtCdr Nakatsu also is appointed CO of KARUKAYA “on paper” as an additional duty.

1 February 1934:
LtCdr Nakatsu is relieved of “paper” command of KARUKAYA, but retains command ASAGAO and “paper” command of FUYO.

15 May 1934:
An unknown officer is appointed CO.

22 October 1934:
Lt Yoshida Masayoshi (50) assumes command. Reattached to Chinkai (Chinhae) Naval District.

15 November 1935:
LtCdr Abe Tokuma (50) is appointed CO.

1 December 1936:
Lt (Capt, posthumously) Ogawa Tsunayoshi (50) is appointed CO.

1 December 1937:
Lt Tsunoda Chiyokichi (52) is appointed CO.

6 December 1936:
At 1530, comes alongside oiler HAYATOMO and at 1545, destroyer KARUKAYA also comes alongside HAYATOMO. At 1630, KARUKAYA departs and at 1635, FUYO departs.

10 May 1938:
DesDiv 16’s FUYO, ASAGAO and KARUKAYA participate in an amphibious assault on Amoy (Xiamen) with Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Koichi Shiozawa’s (32)(former CO of FURUTAKA) 5th Fleet consisting of CruDiv 9's MYOKO (F) and light cruiser TAMA, CruDiv 10's light cruisers TATSUTA and TENRYU, DesRon 5's light cruiser NAGARA, DesDiv 3’s NADAKAZE, SHIMAKAZE, SHIOKAZE, CarDiv 1's KAGA, DesDiv 29’s HAYATE and OITE, SORYU with DesDiv 30’s YAYOI and KISARAGI, auxiliary seaplane tender KAMIKAWA MARU, collier MUROTO, CarDiv 3's seaplane tender KAMOI, auxiliaries SYURI, CHOJU, DELHI, EIKO, IKUTA, KAZAN, KURI, HAYA MARUs and DAIICHI MARU No. 8, NANSHIN MARU No. 8, NANSHIN MARU No. 31, TAIKO, YODATI and auxiliary minelayers ENOSHIMA and ENTO (MAROSHIMA).

At dawn, the 5th Fleet’s warships, including DesDiv 16, bombard Ho-tsu, Ni-chin, and Wu-tung and cover an amphibious assault landing by more than 2,000 troops of the Yokosuka, Kure and Sasebo Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF). At the same time, NE of Xiamen (Amoy), Japanese aircraft from tenders KAMOI and KAMIKAWA MARU bomb bridges, roads, ferries and ships. The poorly equipped Nationalist Chinese 75th Division defenders suffer heavy casualties, are overrun by the SNLFs and withdraw.

12 May 1938:
That night, Chinese forces abandon Amoy to the Japanese.

10 January 1939:
FUYO is put on the Reserve List. Placed in 4th reserve at Kure.

15 November 1939:
Reattached to Maizuru Naval District.

20 January 1940:
LtCdr (Rear Admiral, posthumously) Nakamura Noboru (52) is appointed CO.

15 November 1940:
LtCdr Hashimoto Masao (56) is appointed CO.

25 July 1941:
LtCdr Murakami Tadaomi (57) is appointed CO.

8 December 1941:
FUYO is in the Chinkai (Korea) Guard District in Cdr (Rear Admiral, posthumously) Yamamoto Iwata’s (46)(former CO of KAGERO) DesDiv 32 with ASAGAO and KARUKAYA.

21 January 1942:
DesDiv 32's FUYO, ASAGAO and KARUKAYA depart Mutsure with CruDiv 9's light cruiser OI escorting transports TATSUNO, FUSHIMI, SOMEDOMO, TAKETOYO, TOFUKU, BRAZIL, COLUMBIA, MAEBASHI, GENOA, HOEISAN, ATSUTA, DAINICHI, TOKIWA, SYDNEY, MOMOYAMA, PACIFIC, KIZZAN REIYO AND TSUYAMA MARUs. The transports are carrying the 2nd Infantry Division.

26 January 1942:
Arrives at Mako, Pescadores. Later, the convoy departs for Camranh Bay to mobilize for the Invasion of Java.

18 February 1942:
At 0800 departs Mutsure with auxiliary gunboat TOMITSU MARU and auxiliary minelayer KAHOKU MARU escorting No. 56 Army Division Convoy No. 2 Section consisting of MYOKO, NAPLES, KOTOHIRA, KAZUURA, KEIFUKU, HIBURI and SANKO MARUs. The convoy sails at 10 knots. At 1800 the convoy temporarily anchors at Toshin (Tangjin Wan), Chosen.

22 February 1942:
Arrives at Takao.

10 April 1942:
FUYO is assigned to Cdr Amaya Yoshishige’s (47) DesDiv 13 of Rear Admiral Inoue Yasuo’s (38) 1st Surface Escort Command organized this day as a unit of the Southwest Area Fleet.

12 April 1942:
Undocked at Pusan and arrives with KARUKAYA at Chinkai.

15 April 1942:
At 0900 FUYO and KARUKAYA depart Chinkai.

16 April 1942:
At 0800 both arrive at Kure.

19 April 1942:
At 0800 KURETAKE, WAKATAKE, KARUKAYA, FUYO and auxiliary cruiser UKISHIMA MARU depart Kure.

20 April 1942:
At 1730 the ships all arrive at Mutsure.

21 April 1942:
At 1400 convoy No. 101 departs Mutsure. The convoy, the first of the Empire-Formosa convoys, consists of BUENOS AIRES MARU and five unidentified merchant ships escorted by torpedo boat SAGI and destroyers ASAGAO, FUYO and KARUKAYA.

26 April 1942:
At 1230 arrives at Mako.

10 May 1942:
At 1200 departs Mako escorting convoy No. 207 consisting of SHIROGANE, TOYOSAKA, KIMISHIMA and HIYOSHI MARUs and three unidentified merchant ships.

15 May 1942:
At 0800 arrives at Mutsure.

19 May 1942 :
At 1200 departs Mutsure escorting convoy No. 115 consisting of TOYOSAKA MARU and six unidentified merchant ships.

24 May 1942:
At 1600 arrives at Mako.

26 May 1942 :
At 1200 departs Mako escorting convoy No. 215 consisting of MANKO, KINE, KURAMASAN MARUs and five unidentified merchant ships.

31 May 1942:
At 0800 arrives at Mutsure.

3 June 1942 :
At 1200 FUYO, destroyer WAKATAKE and torpedo boats SAGI and HAYABUSA depart Mutsure escorting the RIKU convoy consisting of AKIURA, KANSAI, KINUKAWA, SAGAMI, SHINANOGAWA, NAKO, HIROKAWA, YAMAZUKI and YAMAZATO MARUs.

8 June 1942:
At 1000 arrives at Manila.

16 June 1942 :
At 1200 FUYO and torpedo boat HAYABUSA depart Manila escorting the RIKU convoy B (part 2 return leg) consisting of seven unidentified merchant ships .

20 June 1942:
At 2000 arrives at Mako.

25 June 1942 :
At 1400 departs Mako escorting convoy No. 226 consisting of 10 unidentified merchant ships.

30 June 1942:
Arrives at Mutsure. Sails on to Tokuyama.

5 July 1942:
At 0800 departs Tokuyama and at 1330 arrives at Mutsure.

6 July 1942:
At 1900 FUYO and destroyers ASAGAO and NAGATSUKI depart Mutsure escorting convoy No. 134 consisting of HOKUAN, FUKKAI, TENRYO and KENKON MARUs.

10 July 1942:
FUKKAI, TENRYO and KENKON MARUs are detached and arrive at Kirun.

11 July 1942:
At 1200 arrives at Mako.

17 July 1942 :
At 1100 departs Mako escorting the "J" convoy consisting of ZENYO, KANSAI and KINUGAWA MARUs.

22 July 1942:
At 1200 arrives at St Jacques.

23 July 1942 :
At 1700 departs St Jacques in convoy No. 514 consisting of three unidentified merchant ships.

26 July 1942:
At 1400 arrives at Singapore.

3 August 1942 :
At 1400 departs Singapore escorting convoy No. 621 consisting of tanker ITSUKUSHIMA MARU and two unidentified merchant ships.

5 August 1942:
At 1300 arrives at St Jacques.

9 August 1942 :
At 1900 departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 517 consisting of two unidentified merchant ships.

12 August 1942:
At 1300 arrives at Singapore.

15 August 1942:
At 1400 departs Singapore escorting convoy No. 624 consisting of two unidentified merchant ships.

18 August 1942:
At 1200 arrives at St Jacques.

22 August 1942 :
At 1200 departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 519 consisting of SHUNKO MARU and four unidentified merchant ships.

25 August 1942:
At 2000 arrives at Singapore.

27 August 1942 :
At 1600 departs Singapore escorting convoy No. 627 consisting of AMAGI MARU and an unidentified merchant ship.

30 August 1942:
At 1500 arrives at St Jacques.

3 September 1942 :
At 0900 departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 433 consisting of three unidentified merchant ships.

8 September 1942:
At 1400 arrives at Mako. Docked for repairs.

17 September 1942 :
At 1100 departs Mako escorting convoy No. 717 consisting of TATEISHI and SHOUN MARUs and one unidentified merchant ship.

20 September 1942:
At 1200 arrives at Manila.

23 September 1942:
At 1200 departs Manila on a special escort operation.

26 September 1942:
At 1500 arrives at Manila.

28 September 1942 :
Convoy No. 008 Departs Balikpapan consisting of HOKUSHO MARU and an unidentified merchant ship without escort.

1 October 1942:
FUYO joins and the convoy proceeds to Manila.

3 October 1942:
At 1200 arrives at Manila.

8 October 1942 :
At 1200 departs Manila escorting convoy No. 817 consisting of HOKUSHO MARU and an unidentified merchant ship.

11 October 1942:
At 0900 arrives at Mako.

14 October 1942 :
At 1300 departs Mako in convoy No. 721 consisting of PACIFIC, HOKUHI (ex Philippine CETUS) MARUs and four unidentified merchant ships escorted by the destroyer FUYO. The convoy splits into two parts after departing port.

17 October 1942:
At 1200 the first part including FUYO arrives at Manila.

18 October 1942:
The second part arrives at Manila.

25 October 1942:
FUYO anchors in Manila Bay.

28 October 1942:
FUYO returns to Manila then departs later that day escorting Y Convoy consisting of BOSTON, SANKO, HOKKO and FUSHIMI MARUs.

30 October 1942:
Lt (later LtCdr) Okuma Yasunosuke (60) is appointed CO.

3 November 1942:
At 1230 FUYO arrives back at Manila.

7 November 1942:
At 1530 FUYO departs Manila escorting an unidentified Toku convoy.

12 November 1942:
At 0945 arrives back at Manila.

14 November 1942 :
At 0500 FUYO departs Manila escorting convoy No. 822 consisting of two unidentified merchant ships en route to Mako.

15 November 1942:
FUYO is detached and returns to Manila.

16 November 1942:
At 1645 arrives back at Manila.

19 November 1942 :
At 1500 FUYO departs Manila escorting convoy No. 823 consisting of 1 unidentified merchant ship.

23 November 1942:
At 1200 arrives at Mako.

27 November 1942 :
At 1230 FUYO departs Mako escorting convoy No. 728 consisting of RAKUTO MARU .

1 December 1942:
Arrives at Manila.

7 December 1942 :
At 1500 FUYO departs Manila escorting convoy No. 825 consisting of seven unidentified merchant ships.

10 December 1942:
DesDiv 13 is disbanded. FUYO is reassigned to the 1st Surface Escort Division, Southwest Area Fleet.

12 December 1942:
At 1200 arrives at Mako.

18 December 1942 :
At 1300 FUYO departs Mako escorting convoy No. 730 consisting of KOSEI and UJINA MARUs.

21 December 1942:
At 2245 arrives at Manila.

25 December 1942 :
At 1500 FUYO departs Manila escorting convoy No. 828 consisting of KUNISHIMA MARU and an unidentified merchant ship.

28 December 1942:
At 1530 arives at Takao.

5 January 1943 :
At 1230 FUYO departs Mako escorting convoy No. 360 consisting of tanker MANJU MARU and cargo ships FUKKAI, HITORA, DURBAN MARUs and DAIGEN MARU No.8.

11 January 1943:
At 1600 arrives at Saigon.

15 January 1943:
At 1230 departs Saigon and at 1630 arrives at St. Jacques.

16 January 1943 :
At 1400 FUYO departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 551 consisting of two unidentified merchant ships.

19 January 1943:
At 1525 arrives at Singapore.

24 January 1943 :
At 1445 FUYO departs Singapore escorting convoy No. 663 consisting of TEIKAI MARU (ex German FULDA) and tanker SAN DIEGO MARU.

27 January 1943:
At 1330 arrives at Saigon.

30 January 1943 :
Early that morning departs Saigon and arrives at St Jacques later that day. At 1600 FUYO departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 469 consisting of TEIKAI MARU (ex German FULDA) and tanker SAN DIEGO MARU. The convoy sails at 10 knots.

4 February 1943:
At 1000 arrives at Takao.

9 February 1943:
At 0800 departs Takao on an anti submarine sweep.

11 February 1943:
At 0945 arrives back at Takao. At 1400 departs escorting transport KAMAKURA MARU bound for Manila.

12 February 1943:
At 1500 arrives at Mako.

14 February 1943 :
At 1330 FUYO departs Mako escorting convoy No. 370 consisting of four unidentified merchant ships.

20 February 1943:
At 0930 arrives at St Jacques.

23 February 1943:
At 1200 departs St Jacques escorting convoy No. 475 consisting of five unidentified merchant ships. For reasons unknown (weather?) the convoy after proceeding some way returns to port.

25 February 1943:
At 0930 arrives back at St Jacques. At 1925 the convoy departs St Jacques again.

1 March 1943:
At 2250 arrives at Takao.

2 March 1943:
At 1400 departs Takao and at 1730 arrives at Mako.

4 March 1943:
At 1000 departs Mako and at 1600 arrives at Takao.

7 March 1943:
At 1000 departs Takao escorting convoy No. 238 consisting of KENRYU and TOZAN MARUs and three unidentified merchant ships.

13 March 1943:
At 2030 arrives at Moji.

18 March 1943:
At 1600 departs Moji as sole escort of convoy No. 138 consisting of SHOEI MARU (2764 gt), tankers HAKKO and HOKUAN MARUs and four unidentified merchant ships.

23 March 1943:
At 1000 arrives at Takao.

28 March 1943:
At 1000 departs Takao as the sole escort of convoy No. 246 consisting of SHOEI MARU (2764 gt) and five unidentified ships.

3 April 1943:
At 0900 arrives at Chinkai.

4 April 1943:
At 0800 FUYO departs Chinkai.

5 April 1943:
At 1200 arrives at Maizuru and drydocked for repairs and maintenance for the rest of the month and most of May.

22 May 1943:
At 1200 departs Maizuru.

23 May 1943:
At 1215 arrives at Moji.

24 May 1943:
Departs Moji as the sole escort of convoy No. 160 consisting of tankers TAKETSU (BUTSU) MARU and SHOYO MARU.

29 May 1943:
At 0800 arrives at Takao.

7 June 1943:
At 1100 departs Takao escorting convoy No. 754 consisting of one unidentified ship.

10 June 1943:
At 1000 arrives at Manila.

14 June 1943:
At 1420 departs Manila.

18 June 1943:
At 1730 arrives at Balikpapan.

21 June 1943:
At 1200 departs Balikpapan escorting convoy No. 010 of two unidentified merchant ships to Manila.

26 June 1943:
At 1000 arrives at Manila.

3 July 1943:
At 1100 departs Manila escorting convoy No. 856 consisting of SHUNTEN MARU, Naval tanker SATA and six unidentified ships. Soon after departure, the convoy splits.

6 July 1943:
At 1500 the first section arrives at Takao.

7 July 1943:
At 1400 FUYO arrives at Takao.

9 July 1943:
The second section arrives at Takao. [1]

10 July 1943:
At 1000 FUYO departs Takao escorting Army ships - probably SHONAN MARU and possibly NIKKAKU MARU.

12 July 1943:
At 0730 arrives at Manila.

15 July 1943:
At 0700 departs Manila escorting Rin convoy of four unidentified ships.

20 July 1943:
At 1115 arrives at Tarakan.

22 July 1943:
At 0700 departs Tarakan escorting the Rinsen convoy consisting of TENNAN MARU and five unidentified ships.

27 July 1943:
At 1240 arrives at Palau.

30 July 1943:
At 1700 departs Palau escorting convoy 3214 consisting of two unidentified ships.

3 August 1943:
Arrives at Manila.

6 August 1943:
Departs Manila escorting convoy No. 862 consisting of KOSHIN and HAKUBASAN MARUs.

9 August 1943:
Arrives at Mako.

29 August 1943:
Departs Moji as the sole escort of convoy No. 191 consisting of TATSUWA MARU and seven unidentified merchant ships.

3 September 1943:
At 0740 arrives at Mako.

4 September 1943:
At 1230 departs Mako on a anti submarine sweep.

5 September 1943:
At 1930 arrives back at Mako.

7 September 1943:
At 0700 departs Takao escorting convoy No. 768 consisting of TSUKIKAWA, SHONAN (5859 grt), KINKASAN, and ZUISHO MARUs and two unidentified merchant ships.

10 September 1943:
At 1000, arrives at Manila.

13 September 1943:
At 1200 departs Manila escorting convoy No. 3112 consisting of MAEBASHI and KINKASAN MARUs.

18 September 1943:
At 1600 arrives at Palau.

22 September 1943:
At 0800 departs Palau escorting convoy No. 3218 consisting of MATSUE and HIBI MARUs.

26 September 1943:
At 2200 arrives at Manila.

29 September 1943:
At 1000 departs Manila escorting convoy No. 869 consisting of KISO, SORACHI, USSURI, TACOMA and GYOKO MARUs.

3 October 1943:
At 1000 arrives at Takao.

4 October 1943:
At 0930 departs Takao and at 1500 arrives at Mako.

6 October 1943:
At 0900 departs Mako with auxiliary gunboat PEKING MARU escorting convoy No. 328 consisting of ICHIYO, NAMPO, BOKUYO, (MUTSUYO), HAVRE, REIYO, FUKUYAMA, KYOKUZAN, SUGIYAMA, DURBAN and CHIYODA MARUs and 16 unidentified merchant ships.

11 October 1943:
At 1200 arrives at Saigon. Nineteen ships including FUKUYAMA, KYOKUZAN, SUGIYAMA, DURBAN, CHIYODA and REIYO MARUs detach at St Jacques or Saigon.

16 October 1943:
At 0800 departs Saigon and at 2330 joins up with convoy No. 329 consisting of tankers FUSHIMI MARU No. 3 and HAKKO and KIYO MARUs and and sixteen unidentified merchant ships with subchaser CH-9 and torpedo boat TOMOZURU and destroyer ASAGAO as escorts. (Cargo ship MANKO MARU had already detached at Sana).

18 October 1943:
At 1930 arrives at St. Jacques.

20 October 1943:
Lt Kakuno Tetsuo (62) is appointed CO. At 1400, FUYO departs St Jacques with auxiliary gunboat PEKING MARU escorting convoy No. 435 consisting of KOSHIN and TATSUWA MARUs and 14 unidentified merchant ships.

27 October 1943:
At 1600 arrives at Takao.

30 October 1943:
At 1630, FUYO departs Takao escorting the E convoy consisting of SHINWA, KOGEN, TAISOKU, NARITA, ODATSUKI, KIYO (4428 gt), MURORAN, SEISHO, MATSUEI and MIIKESAN MARUs.

3 November 1943:
At 1000, FUYO and the E convoy arrive at Manila.

4 November 1943:
At 0400, FUYO departs Manila to meet convoy HI-17 incoming from Takao, that departed Moji on 28 October, now consisting of passenger ships ASAMA, AKITSU and KACHIDOKI MARUs (ex-USS PRESIDENT HARRISON), tankers OMUROSAN, TATEKAWA, TARAKAN and ITSUKUSHIMA MARUs, fleet oiler TAKASAKI and cargo ships TATSUJU and KOHO MARUs escorted by kaibokan MATSUWA and ETOROFU. FUYO meets up with an escorts AKITSU MARU. At 1900, FUYO and the convoy arrive at Manila. AKITSU MARU is detached.

5 November 1943:
At 1430 departs Manila escorting convoy HI-17.

6 November 1943:
At 1830 ETOROFU is detached from the convoy and begins a submarine hunt.

11 November 1943:
At 1000, arrives at Singapore.

15 November 1943:
At 1300 FUYO departs Singapore for Moji via Manila escorting convoy HI-18 consisting of tankers OMUROSAN, TATEKAWA and ITSUKUSHIMA MARUs and two unidentified ships.

That same day, FUYO's 1st Surface Escort Division is reassigned from the Southwest Area Fleet to the General Escort Command.

23 November 1943:
At 1400, arrives at Manila. FUYO is detached and replaced by destroyer KURETAKE.

26 November 1943:
At 1600 FUYO departs Manila alone.

28 November 1943:
At 0830 arrives at Takao.

29 November 1943:
At 1700, departs Takao with kaibokan KANJU escorting convoy No. 780 consisting of TOSEI, BIZEN, RYUYO, RYUUN, NORWAY, YAMAHAGI, NICHIWA, KINSHU, NIPPONKAI, BENGAL, CHUKA, MITSUKI, KENWA, SHOGEN, TONEGAWA and CHIYO MARUs and tankers ICHIYO MARU, SAN DIEGO MARU and OGURA MARU No. 1.

3 December 1943:
At 1400 arrives Manila.

4 December 1943:
At 1000 departs Manila with destroyer URANAMI escorting convoy No. 3302 consisting of TENSHO, MANRYO, DAKAR, JUNYO and LONDON MARUs and tankers ICHIYO MARU and OGURA MARU No. 1. The latter two ships are bound for Miri.

7 December 1943:
At 1800 FUYO arrives back at Manila.

10 December 1943:
At 1400 departs Manila escorting convoy No. 877 consisting of LIMA, TEIKAI (ex German FULDA), NARITA and HASSHU MARUs and possibly others.

13 December 1943:
At 2345 arrives at Takao.

17 December 1943:
At 1330 Lt Kakuno Tetsuo’s FUYO departs Takao for Manila with auxiliary gunboat BUSHO MARU, subchaser CH-46 and auxiliary minesweeper Wa-7 escorting convoy No. 782 comprised of GOZAN, SHOZUI, RAIZAN, TSUKIKAWA, BUNZAN, NITTAI, NISSHU, JUICHISEI (HOSHI MARU No. 11), KAIRYU, TACOMA and TAITO MARUs and one unidentified merchant ship.

20 December 1943:
Off Subic Bay. At 0915 (JST), LtCdr Frank G. Selby‘s USNA ’33) USS PUFFER (SS-268) torpedoes and hits FUYO´s stern with two torpedoes. She sinks in two minutes at 14-45N, 119-54E. Lt Kakuno is among the survivors rescued by the escorts. Losses are unknown.

At 0950, USS PUFFER again attacks the convoy. GOZAN MARU reports torpedo tracks at 14-40N, 119-55E, but one prematures and four others miss. CH-46 and Wa-7 counter-attack while BUSHO MARU retires with the convoy. Later at 1700, the convoy arrives at Manila.

5 February 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.


Author's Notes:
[1] It is unclear which of these sections FUYO escorted.

Thanks to Mr. Gilbert Casse of France.

-Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall


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