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HAKUTETSU MARU No. 7, similar to HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15 prewar)

IJN HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2014 Gilbert Casse, Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall


E 1941:
Osaka. Laid down by Osaka Zosensho K.K. shipyard for Hakatawan Tetsudo Kisen K.K. as a 1,339-ton cargo ship, but used throughout her career as a collier.

July 1941:
Launched and named HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15.

December 1941:
Completed and registered in Kashii, Fukuoka Prefecture.

19 March 1942:
Requisitioned by the IJN.

20 March 1942:
Attached to the Sasebo Naval District under Navy’s secret instruction No. 157 as a general requisitioned transport.

22 March 1942:
Rerated auxiliary transport.

23 March 1942:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Saitozaki, Nagasaki Prefecture later that day. [1]

24 March 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 March 1942:
Arrives at Tokuyama, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

26 March 1942:
Departs Tokuyama.

27 March 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

28 March 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

29 March 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

1 April 1942:
Departs Kure.

2 April 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

10 April 1942:
Registered in the IJN as an auxiliary transport (Otsu) category attached to the Sasebo Naval District with Sasebo as home port under Navy’s instruction No. 663. Departs Saitozaki that same day. [2]

11 April 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

12 April 1942:
Departs Kure.

13 April 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

14 April 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

16 April 1942:
Arrives at Maizuru. Unloads 1,750-tons of ammunition.

17 April 1942:
Departs Maizuru.

19 April 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

20 April 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

21 April 1942:
Arrives at Tokuyama. Departs later that day.

23 April 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 April 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 April 1942:
Arrives at Tokuyama. Departs later that day.

26 April 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

28 April 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

1 May 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.

3 May 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

5 May 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

9 May 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 May 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

11 May 1942:
Departs Kure.

12 May 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

15 May 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

20 May 1942:
Arrives at Yokohama.

22 May 1942:
Departs Yokohama in unnamed convoy also consisting of auxiliary storeship HOKO (1,504 GRT) MARU and civilian passenger/cargo ship (C-APK) KINSHU MARU escorted by destroyer SAWAKAZE.

25 May 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

28 May 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

29 May 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

1 June 1942:
Departs Kure.

2 June 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

5 June 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

8 June 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

11 June 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

13 June 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

15 June 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

18 June 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

20 June 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

22 June 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 June 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 June 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

27 June 1942:
Departs Kure.

28 June 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

30 June 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

3 July 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

5 July 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

7 July 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

10 July 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

13 July 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

15 July 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

17 July 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

20 July 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

21 July 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

23 July 1942:
Departs Kure.

24 July 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

26 July 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

28 July 1942:
Arrives at Maizuru. Unloads 1,550-tons of coal.

31 July 1942:
Departs Maizuru.

2 August 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

3 August 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

6 August 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

8 August 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

9 August 1942:
Arrives at Osaka.

18 August 1942:
Departs Osaka.

19 August 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

21 August 1942:
Arrives at Kaishu (Haizhou), Chosen (now Haeju, North Korea).

23 August 1942:
Departs Kaishu.

26 August 1942:
Arrives at Murozumi, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

7 September 1942:
Departs Murozumi.

8 September 1942:
Arrives at Kure.

11 September 1942:
Departs Kure.

12 September 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

17 September 1942:
Arrives at Tianjin (now Tanggu), northern China.

20 September 1942:
Departs Tianjin.

22 September 1942:
Her owners are changed to Nishi Nippon Tetsudo K.K and her port of registry to Fukuoka.

23 September 1942:
Arrives at Sasebo.

25 September 1942:
Departs Sasebo.

28 September 1942:
Arrives at Kaishu.

1 October 1942:
Departs Kaishu.

3 October 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

6 October 1942:
Arrives at Nagoya.

9 October 1942:
Departs Nagoya.

12 October 1942:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

14 October 1942:
Departs Saitozaki.

17 October 1942:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

19 October 1942:
Departs Yokkaichi.

20 October 1942:
Arrives at Hirohata, Hyogo Prefecture.

26 October 1942:
Departs Hirohata.

27 October 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

30 October 1942:
Arrives at Chinnampo, Chosen (now North Korea).

7 November 1942:
Departs Chinnampo.

8 November 1942:
Arrives at Kaishu.

10 November 1942:
Departs Kaishu.

12 November 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

13 November 1942:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

15 November 1942:
Departs Wada-Misaki.

16 November 1942:
Arrives at Nagoya.

20 November 1942:
Departs Nagoya.

22 November 1942:
Arrives at Yawata, Fukuoka Prefecture.

25 November 1942:
Departs Yawata.

30 November 1942:
Arrives at Chinnampo.

7 December 1942:
Departs Chinnampo.

8 December 1942:
Arrives at Kaishu.

11 December 1942:
Departs Kaishu.

13 December 1942:
Arrives at Moji. Departs later that day.

14 December 1942:
Arrives at Kobe.

17 December 1942:
Departs Kobe.

18 December 1942:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

21 December 1942:
Departs Tokuyama.

22 December 1942:
Off Osaka, joins convoy East No. 54 also consisting of auxiliary transports NISSHO MARU No. 18 and TAIRYU MARU, IJA transports HANKOW and TEIBI (ex French BERNARDIN DE ST PIERRE) MARUs, requisitioned cargo ship (B-AK) CHIYO MARU and civilian cargo ship (C-AK) RYOGA MARU, escorted by torpedo boat CHIDORI.

24 December 1942:
Arrives at Nagoya.

26 December 1942:
Departs Nagoya.

30 December 1942:
Arrives at Suminoe, Hyogo Prefecture.

31 December 1942:
Departs Suminoe.

1943:
Her owners are changed to Sakai Kisen K.K.

3 January 1943:
Arrives at Kobe.

5 January 1943:
Departs Kobe.

6 January 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

8 January 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

9 January 1943:
Arrives at Tokuyama. Departs later that day.

10 January 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

13 January 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

14 January 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

15 January 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki.

16 January 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

18 January 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

20 January 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

22 January 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 January 1943:
Arrives at Maizuru.

28 January 1943:
Departs Maizuru and arrives at Ingikuni later in the day.

29 January 1943:
Departs Ingikuni.

30 January 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

3 February 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

4 February 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

7 February 1943:
Departs Kure.

8 February 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

11 February 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

12 February 1943:
Arrives at Chinkai, Chosen (now Jinhae, South Korea).

15 February 1943:
Departs Chinkai.

16 February 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

17 February 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

18 February 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

23 February 1943:
Departs Kure.

24 February 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

26 February 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

27 February 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

28 February 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki in convoy No. 8228 also consisting of auxiliary oiler SAN PEDRO MARU, IJA transports KOKURYU, IKOMA, MISHIMA and KARYO (CHIALING) MARUs and civilian cargo ship (C-AK) MICHI MARU escorted by patrol boat PB-101 (ex-HMS THRACIAN).

1 March 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

3 March 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

5 March 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

7 March 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

9 March 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

10 March 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

12 March 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

14 March 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

15 March 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

17 March 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

18 March 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

20 March 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

22 March 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 March 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

26 March 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

27 March 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

29 March 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

31 March 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

5 April 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki in convoy No. 8405 also consisting of IJA transports KOKI and KURETAKE MARUs and IJN requisitioned cargo ship (B-AK) SHOHO (1,356 GRT) MARU escorted by minesweeper W-24.

6 April 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

8 April 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

11 April 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

13 April 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

14 April 1943:
Arrives at Sasebo.

16 April 1943:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Saitozaki later that same day.

20 April 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

22 April 1943:
Off Kobe, joins convoy No. 8422 consisting of civilian (C-AK) ISSEI MARU, IJA transports NIKKIN and YAMAZURU MARUs, civilian (C-APK) KINSHU MARU and auxiliary transport IMIZU MARU bound for Tokyo Bay escorted by patrol boat PB-101 (ex HMS THRACIAN).

23 April 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

25 April 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

27 April 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 April 1943:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Tokuyama later in the day.

3 May 1943:
Departs Tokuyama.

4 May 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

5 May 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

6 May 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

10 May 1943:
Departs Kure.

11 May 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 May 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

15 May 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

16 May 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

19 May 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

21 May 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

22 May 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

26 May 1943:
Departs Kure.

27 May 1943:
Arrives at Yawata.

28 May 1943:
Departs Yawata. Calls at Hakata. Departs there and arrives at Saitozaki that same day.

31 May 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

3 June 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

5 June 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

7 June 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

9 June 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 June 1943:
Arrives at Sasebo.

12 June 1943:
Departs Sasebo.

13 June 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

15 June 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

16 June 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

18 June 1943:
Departs Kure.

19 June 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

21 June 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

22 June 1943:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

23 June 1943:
Departs Tokuyama and arrives at Hesaki, Kyushu later that day.

24 June 1943:
Departs Hesaki and arrives at Hikoshima, Shimonoseki later in the day.

5 July 1943:
Departs Hikoshima and arrives at Saitozaki later that day.

7 July 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

9 July 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

10 July 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

11 July 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

14 July 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

17 July 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki and arrives at Chinkai later that day.

26 July 1943:
Departs Chinkai and arrives at Wada-Misaki later in the day.

30 July 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki.

1 August 1943:
Arrives at Kobe.

2 August 1943:
Departs Kobe.

3 August 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

4 August 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

7 August 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

9 August 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 August 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

13 August 1943:
Departs Kure.

14 August 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

17 August 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

18 August 1943:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

20 August 1943:
Departs Tokuyama.

21 August 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

22 August 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

23 August 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

25 August 1943:
Departs Kure.

26 August 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 August 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

30 August 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

31 August 1943:
Departs Wada-Misaki.

1 September 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

2 September 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

5 September 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

6 September 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

7 September 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

9 September 1943:
Departs Kure.

10 September 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 September 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

13 September 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

15 September 1943:
Departs Kure.

16 September 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

18 September 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

21 September 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

22 September 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

23 September 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

25 September 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

27 September 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

28 September 1943:
Arrives at Sasebo.

1 October 1943:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Saitozaki later in the day.

2 October 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

5 October 1943:
Arrives at Kure. Departs later that day.

6 October 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

8 October 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 October 1943:
Arrives at Maizuru.

10 ~ 12 October 1943:
Unloads 1,550-tons of coal.

13 October 1943:
Departs Maizuru.

14 October 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

16 October 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

17 October 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

20 October 1943:
Departs Kure.

21 October 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

23 October 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 October 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

26 October 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

28 October 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

30 October 1943:
Arrives at Hesaki. Departs there and arrives at Saitozaki later that day.

1 November 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

2 November 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

5 November 1943:
Departs Kure.

6 November 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

8 November 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

9 November 1943:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

12 November 1943:
Departs Tokuyama.

13 November 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

14 November 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

16 November 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

17 November 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

19 November 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

21 November 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 November 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 November 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

26 November 1943:
Departs Kure.

27 November 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 November 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

1 December 1943:
Arrives at Maizuru.

6 December 1943:
Departs Maizuru and arrives off Oyama later that day.

9 December 1943:
Departs Oyama.

10 December 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 December 1943:
Departs Saitozaki.

14 December 1943:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

15 December 1943:
Arrives at Yokkaichi.

17 December 1943:
Departs Yokkaichi.

19 December 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

23 December 1943:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Kure later that same day.

25 December 1943:
Departs Kure.

26 December 1943:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 December 1943:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Sasebo later in the day.

31 December 1943:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Saitozaki later in the day.

4 January 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

5 January 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

10 January 1944:
Departs Kure.

11 January 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

13 January 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

15 January 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru. Unloads 1,550-tons of coal.

17 January 1944:
Departs Maizuru and arrives at Ine, Kyoto Prefecture later that day.

20 January 1944:
Departs Ine.

21 January 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

23 January 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

24 January 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

26 January 1944:
Departs Kure.

27 January 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 January 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

31 January 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru.

2 February 1944:
Unloads 1,550-tons of coal and other sundries.

3 February 1944:
Departs Maizuru.

5 February 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

7 February 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

8 February 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

10 February 1944:
Departs Kure.

11 February 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

14 February 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Tokuyama later that day.

16 February 1944:
Departs Tokuyama.

17 February 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

19 February 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

21 February 1944:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that same day.

22 February 1944:
Arrives at Owase Wan (Bay).

23 February 1944:
Departs Owase Wan and arrives at Yokkaichi later that day.

25 February 1944:
Departs Yokkaichi and arrives at Matoya, Mie Prefecture later in the day.

26 February 1944:
Departs Matoya.

28 February 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 February 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

1 March 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

3 March 1944:
Departs Kure.

4 March 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

6 March 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

7 March 1944:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

9 March 1944:
Departs Tokuyama.

10 March 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

13 March 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

14 March 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru.

15 March 1944:
Unloads 1,550-tons of coal and other sundries.

16 March 1944:
Departs Maizuru.

18 March 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

19 March 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

20 March 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

21 March 1944:
Departs Kure.

22 March 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 March 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 March 1944:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

28 March 1944:
Departs Tokuyama.

29 March 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

30 March 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

31 March 1944:
Arrives at Kure. Departs later that day.

1 April 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

3 April 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

4 April 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

6 April 1944:
Departs Kure.

7 April 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

9 April 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 April 1944:
Arrives at Tokuyama.

13 April 1944:
Departs Tokuyama.

14 April 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

15 April 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

17 April 1944:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs later that day.

18 April 1944:
Arrives at Gokasho Wan, Shiga Prefecture.

20 April 1944:
Departs Gokasho Wan and arrives at Yokkaichi later in the day.

21 April 1944:
Departs Yokkaichi.

24 April 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

25 April 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Ainoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture later that same day.

26 April 1944:
Departs Ainoshima.

27 April 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

2 May 1944:
Departs Kure.

3 May 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

5 May 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

6 May 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

8 May 1944:
Departs Kure.

9 May 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 May 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

14 May 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru.

16 May 1944:
Departs Maizuru.

17 May 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

20 May 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

22 May 1944:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs there and arrives at Okata Wan, Shizuoka Prefecture later that day.

23 May 1944:
Departs Okata Wan and arrives at Gokasho later in the day.

24 May 1944:
Departs Gokasho and arrives at Yokkaichi later that same day.

26 May 1944:
Departs Yokkaichi and arrives at Oshima, Izu Shoto (Islands) later that day.

27 May 1944:
Departs Oshima.

28 May 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

30 May 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

31 May 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

3 June 1944:
Departs Kure.

4 June 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

5 June 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

6 June 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

9 June 1944:
Departs Kure.

10 June 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 June 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

13 June 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru.

14 June 1944:
Unloads 749-tons of coal and other sundries.

15 June 1944:
Unloads 801-tons of coal and other sundries. Departs Maizuru later in the day.

17 June 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

21 June 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

22 June 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

23 June 1944:
Departs Kure.

24 June 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

26 June 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

27 June 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

29 June 1944:
Departs Kure.

30 June 1944:
Arrives at Hikoshima, Shimonoseki.

30 June ~1 7 July 1944:
Undergoes maintenance and repairs.

18 July 1944:
Repairs are completed. Departs Hikoshima and arrives at Saitozaki later in the day.

21 July 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Mutsure later that day.

22 July 1944:
Departs Mutsure and arrives at Kure later that same day.

27 July 1944:
Departs Kure.

28 July 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

1 August 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

3 August 1944:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki. Departs there and arrives at Gobo Wan, Wakayama Prefecture later that day.

4 August 1944:
Departs Gobo Wan and arrives at Owase later in the day.

5 August 1944:
Departs Owase and arrives at Yokkaichi later that same day.

10 August 1944:
Departs Yokkaichi.

11 August 1944:
Arrives at Owase.

12 August 1944:
Departs Owase.

13 August 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

18 August 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

19 August 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

22 August 1944:
Departs Kure.

23 August 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

29 August 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

30 August 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

1 September 1944:
Departs Kure.

2 September 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

6 September 1944:
Departs Saitozaki towing civilian cargo ship (C-AK) KEIZAN MARU No. 2, both ships arriving at Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Departs later in the day.

7 September 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

8 September 1944:
Departs Kure.

9 September 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 September 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

13 September 1944:
Arrives at Wada-Misaki.

14 September 1944:
Departs Wada-Misaki and arrives at Gobo Wan later that day.

15 September 1944:
Departs Gobo Wan and arrives at Gokasho later in the day.

16 September 1944:
Departs Gokasho and arrives at Yokkaichi later that same day.

19 September 1944:
Departs Yokkaichi and arrives at Matoya later that day.

20 September 1944:
Departs Matoya.

22 September 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

24 September 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

25 September 1944:
Arrives at Mihonoseki, Shimane Prefecture. Departs later that day.

26 September 1944:
Arrives at Maizuru. Unloads 650-tons of coal.

27 September 1944:
Unloads 900-tons of coal.

28 September 1944:
Loads 190-tons of cement.

29 September 1944:
Departs Maizuru.

30 September 1944:
Arrives at Susa Wan, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

1 October 1944:
Departs Susa Wan, calls at Wakamatsu outer harbor, Fukuoka Prefecture. Departs there and arrives at Yawata later in the day.

2 October 1944:
Departs Yawata and arrives at Saitozaki later that day.

5 October 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

6 October 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

8 October 1944:
Departs Kure.

9 October 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

12 October 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Kure later that day.

15 October 1944:
Departs Kure.

16 October 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

19 October 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

20 October 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

22 October 1944:
Departs Kure.

23 October 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

26 October 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

27 October 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

28 October 1944:
Departs Kure.

29 October 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

31 October 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

1 November 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

4 November 1944:
Departs Kure.

5 November 1944:
Arrives at Saitozaki.

9 November 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

10 November 1944:
Arrives at Osaka.

13 November 1944:
Departs Osaka and arrives at Hesaki later that day.

14 November 1944:
Departs Hesaki and arrives at Saitozaki later in the day.

18 November 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Kure later that same day.

20 November 1944:
Departs Kure.

21 November 1944:
Arrives at Mutsure.

22 November 1944:
Departs Mutsure and arrives at Saitozaki later that day.

24 November 1944:
Departs Saitozaki and arrives at Kure later in the day.

26 November 1944:
Departs Kure.

27 November 1944:
Arrives Saitozaki.

30 November 1944:
Departs Saitozaki.

E February 1945:
Arrives at Maizuru.

8 February 1945:
Unloads 127-tons of coal.

9 February 1945:
Unloads 273-tons of coal.

3 June 1945:
Off Sakawaminari. HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15 strikes an aerial mine dropped by USAAF 20th AF’s Boeing B-29 “Superfortress” and is damaged.

30 June 1945:
Removed from the Navy’s list under instruction No. 577.

15 August 1945:
End of hostilities. HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15 is reported salvable by the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan and given allotted SCAJAP number No. H-009.

E 1945:
Returns to commercial service.

1954:
Her owners are changed to Fuji Kisen K.K.

1955:
Renamed TANDA MARU.

27 December 1955:
Departs Hokkaido for Tokyo. Off Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture. TANDA MARU is wrecked in storm at 40-34N, 141-21E


Authors Notes:
[1] Saitozaki is the site of a Rising Sun (Royal Dutch Shell) refinery and coal loader and HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15 regularly loads coal from the latter.

[2] There were two categories of Zatsuyosen. (Ko) category with an IJN Captain as supervisor aboard and (Otsu) category without.

Thanks go to Gengoro S. Toda of Japan. .

Gilbert Casse, Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall


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