ZATSUYOSEN!

(HYAKUFUKU MARU prewar)

IJN HYAKUFUKU MARU:
Tabular Record of Movement


© 2014 Gilbert Casse, Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall


E 1927:
Osaka. Laid down by Harada Zosen K.K. shipyard for Amagasaki Kisenbu G.K. as a 986-ton cargo ship.

10 April 1928:
Launched and named HYAKUFUKU MARU.

August 1928:
Completed and registered in Osaka.

9 September 1937:
Requisitioned by the IJN as a general requisitioned transport (Ippan Choyosen).

22 October 1938:
Registered in the IJN as an auxiliary gunboat attached to the Yokosuka Naval District under Navy’s instruction No. 879. Assigned that same day to the 3rd Gunboat Division. Under Navy’s instruction No. 880. Her CO is Naval Reserve Lt (later Captain) Akagi Takeshi.

12 November 1938:
Departs Sasebo.

April 1939:
Rated as auxiliary gunboat No. 34.

5 May 1939:
Arrives at Shanghai.

1 June 1939:
Naval Reserve Lt Furuyama Shuro is appointed CO.

29 October 1939:
Departs Humen waters, southern China.

15 November 1939:
Assigned to the 13th Gunboat Division under Navy’s instruction No. 850.

1 May 1940:
Naval Reserve Captain Nakajima is appointed CO.

15 November 1940:
Assigned to the 13th Gunboat Division under Navy’s instruction No. 837.

7 May 1941:
Her draft registration is changed.

22 April 1941:
Undocked.

15 October 1941:
Assigned to Vice Admiral Makita Kakusaburo’s (38) Shanghai Special Base Force in Captain Yano Mitoshi’s (42) 13th Gunboat Division also consisting of auxiliary gunboats SHOSEI MARU and UNKAI MARU No. 1, under Navy’s instruction No. 1250.

21 November 1941:
Rated as auxiliary gunboat No. 1 in 13th Gunboat Division.

1 December 1941:
Currently assigned to Shanghai Special Base Force, 5th Warning Corps, 13th Gunboat Division. Departs Hai Chiao Chen and arrives at Qiqu Liedao island later that same day.

2 December 1941:
Departs Qiqu Liedao island and arrives at Bao Zhen later in the day.

3 December 1941:
Disembarks Navy’s Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) troops.

4 December 1941:
Departs Bao Zhen and arrives at Wusong (Woosung), entrance of Shanghai later that day.

5 December 1941:
Tethers to Asahi pier and completes preparation to capture British and American gunboats.

6-7 December 1941:
Monitors British and American gunboats.

8 December 1941:
Currently assigned to Shanghai Special Base Force, 6th Warning Corps, 13th Gunboat Division. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Seshan later in the day.

9 December 1941:
Departs Seshan waters and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

10 December 1941:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Chen Quian Shan later that same the day.

11 December 1941:
Fires two 12cm gun shells at a junk. Departs Chen Quian Shan and arrives at Daqu Shan later that day.

12 December 1941:
Departs Daqu Shan and arrives off Dongsha, Pratas Islands later that same day.

13 December 1941:
Departs Dongsha waters and arrives at Daqu Shan later in the day.

15 December 1941:
Departs Daqu Shan and arrives at Dashan later that day.

16 December 1941:
Departs Dashan and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

17 December 1941:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later in the day. Loads 120-tons of coal and boiler water.

19 December 1941:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Niupijiao later that day.

20 December 1941:
Departs Niupijiao; calls at Sheshan; departs there and arrives at Jigujiao later that same day.

21 December 1941:
Departs Jigujiao and arrives at Sheshan later in the day.

21 ~ 27 December 1941:
Monitors captured American liner PRESIDENT HARRISON (renamed later KACHIDOKI MARU).

28 December 1941:
Departs Sheshan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day. Comes alongside and bunkers boiler water from auxiliary oiler KORYU MARU (974 GRT).

29 December 1941:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Sheshan later that same day.

30 December 1941:
Departs Sheshan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

3 January 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan, patrols Sheshan waters and arrives back at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

4 January 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Chong Bao Sha later that same day.

5 January 1942:
Departs Chong Bao Sha and arrives at Jiangnan (Kiangnan) later in the day.

6 January 1942:
Enters Jiangnan shipyard drydock.

16 January 1942:
Undocked. Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Loads coal and boiler water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Yuansha that same day.

17 January 1942:
Departs Yuansha and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

18 January 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan, escorting an unidentified Army transport and arrives at Dashan later that day.

19 January 1942:
Departs Dashan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan (now Sijiao Island), Shengsi Archipelago, China later that same day.

20 January 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

21 January 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan on minesweeping duties and arrives back at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

22 January 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan on patrolling duties off Huaniaoshan and arrives off Yangtze River lightship later that same day.

23 January 1942:
Departs Yangtze River lightship waters on minesweeping duties escorting IJN requisitioned liner (B-AP) (later escort carrier CHUYO) NITTA MARU.

24 January 1942:
Arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan. Departs there as escort of unidentified convoy.

25 January 1942:
Arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan.

26 January 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Bell buoy, off Shanghai later that day.

27 January 1942:
Departs Bell buoy and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

28 January 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later in the day. Loads coal and boiler water.

29 January 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Bell buoy later that day.

30 January 1942:
Departs Bell buoy and arrives at Jiudan later that same day. Departs there escorting an unidentified Army transport.

31 January 1942:
Arrives at Lu Hu Shan.

1 February 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan escorting IJA transport NICHIREN MARU.

2 February 1942:
Arrives at Jiudan.

3 February 1942:
Departs Jiudan still escorting NICHIREN MARU and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

6 February 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Bell buoy later that day. Departs there escorting captured British cargo ship ARGUS (later renamed SHINNAN MARU) and Norwegian salvage/tug HALLDOR (later renamed HARUTA MARU), and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

7 February 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

9 February 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan. Later that day, fires four warning shots at a junk and seizes her.

10 February 1942:
Arrives at Tongsha. Departs there and arrives at Wusong later that same day. The captured junk is handed over to the Trade and Logistics Department.

11 February 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later in the day. Loads 70-tons of charcoal.

12 February 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Chongbaosha later that day.

13 February 1942:
Departs Chongbaosha and arrives in Ssu Chiao Shan vicinity later that same day.

14 February 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan vicinity and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

16 February 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on minesweeping duties and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

17 February 1942:
Comes alongside and bunkers 70-tons of boiler water from auxiliary oiler KORYU MARU (974 GRT).

19 February 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan. Performs minesweeping duties in channel ‘SHA’ and arrives back at Lu Hu Shan later that same day.

20 February 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and calls at Ssu Chiao Shan. Departs there escorting an unidentified convoy and arrives at Daqu Shan later that day.

21 February 1942:
Departs Daqu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

22 February 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

23 February 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan. Performs minesweeping duties in channel ‘SHC’ and arrives off Yangtze River lightship later that same day.

24 February 1942:
Departs Yangtze River lightship area, arrives at Bell buoy; departs there and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

25 February 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Loads 70-tons of charcoal.

26 ~ 28 February 1942:
Undergoes repairs and maintenance and loads supply.

1 March 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

2 March 1942:
Departs Wusong.

3 March 1942:
Arrives at Lu Hu Shan. Departs later that day.

4 March 1942:
Arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan. Departs there escorting an IJA convoy and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

7 March 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan on minesweeping duties but aborts mission under stormy weather and arrives back at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

9 March 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan. Performs minesweeping duties in channel ‘SHB’ and arrives at Tongsha later in the day.

10 March 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

11 March 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Loads 50-tons of charcoal.

12 March 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives off Wusong City later in the day.

13 March 1942:
Departs Wusong City and arrives at Wusong later that day.

14 March 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

16 March 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on search mission.

17 March 1942:
Arrives at Lu Hu Shan.

18 March 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan on search mission around Hua Niao Shan.

19 March 1942:
Arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan.

23 March 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Jiangnan later that day.

24 March ~ 2 April 1942:
Undergoes maintenance and repairs at Jiangnan Shipyard.

2 April 1942:
Loads coal and boiler water.

3 April 1942:
Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

4 April 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

5 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

6 April 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

7 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on minesweeping duties in channel ‘SHC’ and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

9 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

10 April 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

11 April 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

12 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

13 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on night patrol duties.

14 April 1942:
Arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan.

19 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

21 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on minesweeping duties in ‘SHA’ and ‘SHC’ channels and arrives at Jiuduan later in the day.

22 April 1942:
Departs Jiuduan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

23 April 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

27 April 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

28 April 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

1 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan escorting IJA transport HOTEN MARU and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

2 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Putuoshan, Shanghai later that same day.

4 May 1942:
Departs Putuoshan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

7 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

8 May 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

9 May 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

10 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties and arrives back there later that day.

12 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan again , undergoes fire drill, fires six shots and arrives back there later that same day.

14 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan again, searching for an IJA aircraft in distress and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later in the day.

15 May 1942:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

20 May 1942:
Assigned to 1st Auxiliary Corps, 13th Gunboat Division.

21 May 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan.

22 May 1942:
Arrives at Wusong. Departs there and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

25 May 1942:
Embarks 72 SNLF troops. Departs Shanghai later in the day.

26 May 1942:
Arrives off Dongting Lake, Yangtze river. Departs there, calls at Luojiashan and arrives at Putuoshan later in the day.

27 May 1942:
Departs Putuoshan.

28 May 1942:
At 0630, meets up with the 14th Gunboat Division. At 0900, fires four shots at watchmen located on Jianzhang. Arrives at Zhuyu later that day.

29 May 1942:
Departs Zhuyu. At 1330, fires four shots on Songmen Island. Arrives at Huoyoushan later that same day.

30 May 1942:
At 0340, SNLF troops disembark. At 0355, Departs Huoyoushan. At 0430, drops anchor off Yuhuan Island. At 0500, fires six shots on the island.

31 May 1942:
Departs Yuhuan Island waters and arrives at Yuet Ching Bay later in the day. At 1800, embarks SNLF troops.

1 June 1942:
Assigned to China, Shanghai Naval District, 6th Warning Force, 13th Gunboat Division. Departs Yuet Ching Bay.

2 June 1942:
Arrives at Putuoshan.

3 June 1942:
Departs Putuoshan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

4 June 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Disembarks SNLF troops, loads charcoal and boiler water.

5 June 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

7 June 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

8 June 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Jiangnan later that same day.

9 June ~ 25 July 1942:
Undergoes repairs and maintenance at Jiangnan Shipyard.

15 June 1942:
Naval Reserve Captain Akagi Takeshi is appointed CO.

1 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

5 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

11 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

16 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products. Enters Jiangnan Shipyard drydock No. 2.

17 ~ 21 July 1942:
Undergoes hull cleaning and coating.

19 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

22 July 1942:
Undocked.

23 July 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

25 July 1942:
Loads ammunition and other sundries.

26 July 1942:
Repairs and maintenance are completed. Loads 42-tons of fresh water.

27 July 1942:
Loads fresh food products and ammunition.

29 July 1942:
Loads fresh food products and 18-tons of fresh water.

30 July 1942:
Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

31 July 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

3 August 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan heading to Yushanqundao Archipelago escorting IJA transport HAMBURG MARU. Arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

6 August 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on speed and machinery trials. Arrives back there later that day.

12 August 1942:
Departs again Ssu Chiao Shan on patrols duties. Arrives back there later that same day.

13 August 1942:
Departs again Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Hengsha later in the day.

14 August 1942:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Wusong later that day.

15 August 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Tethers to Navy pier and loads coal and boiler water.

16 August 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

17 August 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

26 August 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan northern coast and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast later that day.

30 August 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

31 August 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later in the day.

2 September 1942:
Supplied with quartermaster items.

3 September 1942:
Supplied with fresh food products.

4 September 1942:
Loads boiler water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

5 September 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

7 September 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan western coast on patrol duties and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan northern coast later in the day.

10 September 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on fire drill, navigation and steering trials and arrives back there later that day. Comes alongside and loads fresh food from auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21.

12 September 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan northern coast on patrol duties and arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan western coast later in the day.

15 September 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

16 September 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Jiangnan later that same day.

16 ~ 22 September 1942:
Undergoes boiler leaking tubes repairs at shipyard.

22 September 1942:
Supplied with charcoal and fresh food products.

23 September 1942:
Supplied with boiler water. After having completed repairs, departs Jiangnan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

24 September 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

25 September 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan western coast and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast later that same day.

28 September 1942:
Comes alongside and loads fresh food from auxiliary storeship SUMIYOSHI MARU.

1 October 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan.

China coast, six miles from Tung Fusham Island. At 0704, LtCdr (later Cdr) Rob R. McGregor's (USNA ’29) USS GROUPER (SS-214) fires three unreliable Mark 14 torpedoes at LISBON MARU at 3200 yards. The torpedoes either pass under the target or fail to detonate. McGregor fires a fourth torpedo that explodes against LISBON MARU's stern, bringing her to a stop. At 0845, USS GROUPER fires a sixth torpedo that also misses.

At 1810, HYAKUFUKU MARU comes alongside the IJA transport and rescues 348 soldiers.

[1] 2 October 1942:
Arrives at Shanghai and tethers to Army pier. Disembarks troops and loads boiler water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

3 October 1942:
Departs Wusong on ASW duties.

4 October 1942:
Arrives at Tung Fusham. Comes alongside auxiliary gunboat SHOSEI MARU (998 GRT) and embarks 269 POWs rescued from LISBON MARU. Departs Tung Fusham later that day.

5 October 1942:
Arrives at Wusong and tethers to Railway pier. Disembarks POWs and departs Wusong, arriving at Shanghai later that same day. Tethers to Mitsui pier and loads coal, boiler water and fresh food.

6 October 1942:
Loads grain food.

7 October 1942:
Loads fresh water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

8 October 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast later that day.

18 October 1942:
Departs Wusong on patrol in Langang Shan and Dongfu Shan waters. Arrives at Daqu Shan later that same day.

19 October 1942:
Departs Daqu Shan on ASW.

20 October 1942:
Arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast.

23 October 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chongbaosha later that day.

24 October 1942:
Departs Chongbaosha and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

26 October 1942:
Loads fresh food, canteen goods and other sundries.

28 October 1942:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Hengsha later in the day.

29 October 1942:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast later that day.

3 November 1942:
Comes alongside refrigerated cargo ship BANSHU MARU No. 22 and loads fresh food.

5 November 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Daqu Shan later that same day.

7 November 1942:
Disembarks SNLF troops.

9 November 1942:
Departs Daqu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day. Comes alongside auxiliary storeship SUMIYOSHI MARU and loads fresh food.

10 November 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

11 November 1942:
Departs Wusong on rescue mission for sinking IJN requisitioned passenger/cargo ship (B-APK) KOBE MARU and civilian cargo ship (C-AK) TENZAN MARU (3,142 GRT) who collided on the Yangtze River, NE of Bird Hill Lighthouse. No casualties were sustained on both ships. Departs there and escorts IJN requisitioned liner (B-AP) TATSUTA MARU.

12 November 1942:
Arrives at Wusong. Departs there and arrives at Shanghai later that same day, tethering at Mitsui Pier. Loads coal.

13 November 1942:
Loads boiler water, grained products and quartermaster items. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

14 November 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Hengsha later that day.

15 November 1942:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

16 November 1942:
Comes alongside refrigerated cargo ship BANSHU MARU No. 22 and loads fresh food.

17 November 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Luojia Shan later in the day.

19 November 1942:
Departs Luojia Shan.

20 November 1942:
Arrives at Bell Buoy. Departs there and arrives at Wusong later that day.

21 November 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Jiangnan later that same day.

21 ~ 25 November 1942:
Undergoes repairs to her condenser tubes at Jiangnan Shipyard.

22 November 1942:
Loads fresh food.

24 November 1942:
Loads boiler water.

25 November 1942:
After repairs have been completed, departs Jiangnan and arrives at Shanghai later in the day, tethering at Navy Pier.

26 November 1942:
Loads coal and boiler water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

27 November 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

28 November 1942:
Comes alongside refrigerated cargo ship BANSHU MARU No. 22 and loads fresh food.

4 December 1942:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship SUMIYOSHI MARU and loads fresh food.

11 December 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan. Meets up with refrigerated cargo ship BANSHU MARU No. 22 and loads fresh food. Arrives at Wusong later in the day.

12 December 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Loads coal and boiler water.

13 December 1942:
Loads grain products and quartermaster items. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

14 December 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

18 December 1942:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship SUMIYOSHI MARU and loads fresh food.

22 December 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chen Qian Shan later in the day.

23 December 1942:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

26 December 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chen Qian Shan later that same day.

28 December 1942:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

29 December 1942:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

30 December 1942:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal, boiler water, clothing and quartermaster items.

3 January 1943:
Loads boiler water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Hengsha later in the day.

4 January 1943:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

6 January 1943:
Comes alongside refrigerated cargo ship BANSHU MARU No. 22 and loads fresh food.

12 January 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 16 and loads fresh food.

13 January 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan.

14 January 1943:
Arrives at Chen Qian Shan.

15 January 1943:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that same day.

16 January 1943:
Departs Lu Hu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

17 January 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

19 January 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

20 January 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Jiangnan later that same day.

21 January ~ 4 February 1943:
Undergoes condenser tubes and instrumentation repairs at Jiangnan Shipyard.

22 January 1943:
Loads boiler water, fresh food and canteen goods.

26 January 1943:
Loads grain products.

29 January 1943:
Loads fresh food.

30 January 1943:
Loads boiler water.

2 February 1943:
Loads boiler water.

3 February 1943:
Loads boiler water.

4 February 1943:
Repairs are completed. Loads coal, boiler water and fresh food.

5 February 1943:
Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

6 February 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Hengsha later that day.

8 February 1943:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

10 February 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

16 February 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 16 and loads fresh food.

19 February 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chen Qian Shan later in the day.

20 February 1943:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Hengsha later that day. Provides assistance to SNLF troops recovering a crashed-landing aircraft.

22 February 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food. Departs Hengsha and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

23 February 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later in the day. Loads coal and boiler water.

24 February 1943:
Loads grain products and canteen goods. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Hengsha later that day.

25 February 1943:
Departs Hengsha and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

28 February 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 16 and loads fresh food.

2 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chen Qian Shan later in the day.

3 March 1943:
Departs Chen Qian Shan on minesweeping duties in ‘SHC’ channel and arrives at Lu Hu Shan later that day.

5 March 1943:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

6 March 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

7 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

8 March 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Tethers to Navy’s pier and loads coal and boiler water.

11 March 1943:
Loads fresh food.

12 March 1943:
Loads boiler water and canteen goods. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

13 March 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

15 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties off Hua Niao Shan, Tongdao and Langang Shan.

16 March 1943:
Arrives back at Ssu Chiao Shan.

18 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan northern coast and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast later in the day. Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

19 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan southern coast and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan northern coast later that same day.

20 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Da Jang Tu Shan later that day.

23 March 1943:
Departs Da Jang Tu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

24 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

25 March 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Tethers to Mitsui pier and loads coal and boiler water.

26 March 1943:
Loads fresh food and canteen goods. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

27 March 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

30 March 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

31 March 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Da Jang Tu Shan later in the day.

3 April 1943:
Departs Da Jang Tu Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

4 April 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan. Tows fishing boat SHOEI MARU that was drifting due to engine breakdown, to Tongsha lighthouse and arrives at Wusong later that day.

5 April 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day. Loads coal and boiler water.

6 April 1943:
Loads fresh food.

9 April 1943:
Loads grain products and fresh water. Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that day.

10 April 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that same day.

11 April 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

12 April 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Chen Qian Shan later in the day.

13 April 1943:
Departs Chen Qian Shan and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

14-15 April 1943:
Engages in radio transmission training with Shanghai District 1st Air Defense Unit troops.

17 April 1943:
Comes alongside lighter SENSHO MARU and loads fresh food.

20 April 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives Wusong later that same day.

21 April 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Jiangnan later in the day.

22 April ~ 1 May 1943:
Undergoes hull cleaning and various repairs at Jiangnan Shipyard. Loads fresh food.

27 April 1943:
Loads fresh food and canteen goods.

30 April ~ 1 May 1943:
Loads boiler water.

1 May 1943:
Loads canteen goods.

2 May 1943:
Loads coal and fresh food. Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Hengsha later that day.

3 May 1943:
Departs Hengsha and arrives back at Jiangnan later that same day.

4 ~ 7 May 1943:
Undergoes hull repairs at Jiangnan Shipyard.

6 May 1943:
Loads fresh food and canteen goods.

7 ~ 8 May 1943:
Loads boiler water.

8 May 1943:
Departs Jiangnan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

9 May 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later that day.

13 May 1943:
Comes alongside government owned salvage vessel SAGAMI (ex-British JOSEPHINE MOLLER) MARU and loads fresh food.

16 May 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan on patrol duties and arrives back there later that same day.

17 May 1943:
Comes alongside auxiliary storeship BANSHU MARU No. 21 and loads fresh food.

21 May 1943:
Departs again Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

22 May 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that day. Loads coal, boiler water and quartermaster items.

23 May 1943:
Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later that same day.

24 May 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Ssu Chiao Shan later in the day.

25 May 1943:
Departs Ssu Chiao Shan and arrives at Wusong later that day.

26 May 1943:
Departs Wusong and arrives at Shanghai later that same day.

1 June 1943:
Released from Shanghai Special Base Force, 6th Warning Corps under Shanghai Naval District telegram No. 28. Also released from the 13th Gunboat Division under Navy’s instruction No. 1087. Captain Akagi is reassigned to the Yokosuka Naval District Office. Removed from the Navy’s list under instruction No. 1088 and registered again as an auxiliary transport (Otsu) category attached to the Yokosuka Naval District with Yokosuka as homeport under instruction No. 1089. That same day, Naval Reserve Captain Akagi Takeshi is appointed supervisor. [2]

Departs Shanghai and arrives at Wusong later in the day.

2 June 1943:
At 0700, departs Wusong as escort of convoy Shi-25 consisting of IJA transports TOYOURA, MANJU (5875 GRT) and YASUKUNI MARUs, IJN requisitioned cargo ship (B-AK) SHINWA (3328 GRT) MARU and civilian ore carrier (C-AC) MIYAZAKI MARU also escorted by subchaser KAII (ex-Chinese light cruiser HAI WEI) and auxiliary gunboat UNKAI MARU No. 10. The convoy sails at 8 knots.

4 June 1943:
At 1000, arrives at Kishima, Kyushu.

5 June 1943:
Departs Kishima and arrives at Sasebo later that day.

6 June 1943:
Departs Sasebo.

10 June 1943:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Starts conversion at Yokosuka Naval Yard.

23 July 1943:
Conversion is completed.

July 1943:
Charter contract with Amagasaki Kisenbu G.K. is ended.

23 July 1943:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Uraga, Kanagawa Prefecture later that same day.

24 July ~ 6 August 1943:
Undergoes repairs at Uraga Dock K.K. Shipyard.

7 August 1943:
Repairs are completed.

8 August 1943:
Departs Uraga and arrives at Yokosuka later in the day.

14 August 1943:
Departs Yokosuka.

16 August 1943:
Arrives at Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture.

28 August 1943:
Departs Onagawa.

30 August 1943:
Arrives at Muroran, Hokkaido.

1 September 1943:
Departs Muroran.

2 September 1943:
Arrives at Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture.

5 September 1943:
Departs Ofunato.

6 September 1943:
Arrives at Muroran.

12 September 1943:
Departs Muroran.

15 September 1943:
Arrives at Tokyo.

16 September 1943:
Departs Tokyo and arrives at Yokohama later that day.

20 September 1943:
Departs Yokohama escorted by auxiliary netlayer MATSU MARU and arrives at Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture later that same day.

21 September 1943:
Departs Tateyama.

22 September 1943:
Arrives at Hachijo-Jima, Ogasawara Gunto (Bonins). Departs later that day.

25 September 1943:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima, Ogasawara Gunto.

29 September 1943:
Departs Chichi-Jima escorted by auxiliary minesweeper Wa-13.

2 October 1943:
Arrives at Miyake-Jima, Izu Shoto (Islands). Departs later that same day.

5 October 1943:
Arrives at Tateyama. Departs there and arrives at Yokosuka later in the day.

22 October 1943:
Departs Yokosuka.

26 October 1943:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

31 October 1943:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

5 November 1943:
Arrives at Marcus (renamed Minami Torishima by the Japanese).

8 November 1943:
Departs Marcus.

12 November 1943:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

17 November 1943:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

20 November 1943:
Arrives at Tateyama.

21 November 1943:
Departs Tateyama and arrives at Yokosuka later that day.

26 November 1943:
Departs Yokosuka.

28 November 1943:
Arrives at Onagawa.

2 December 1943:
Departs Onagawa.

3 December 1943:
Arrives at Yamada, Iwate Prefecture.

11 December 1943:
Departs Yamada.

13 December 1943:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

17 December 1943:
Departs Yokosuka escorted by auxiliary minesweeper Wa-14.

21 December 1943:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

3 January 1944:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

7 January 1944:
Arrives at Marcus.

11 January 1944:
Departs Marcus.

15 January 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

18 January 1944:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

22 January 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

30 January 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Tateyama later that day.

3 February 1944:
Departs Tateyama escorted by auxiliary minesweeper Wa-11.

6 February 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

8 February 1944:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

9 February 1944:
Arrives at Iwo-Jima, Ogasawara Gunto.

13 February 1944:
Departs Iwo-Jima.

14 February 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

15 February 1944:
At 1139, departs Chichi-Jima in convoy No. 4127 also consisting of IJA transport MATSUE MARU, IJN shared passenger/cargo ship (B/C-APK) SHINYO (ex-Greek PANANIS) MARU and civilian cargo ship (C-AK) TOMI MARU No. 3 escorted by minesweeper W-23 and auxiliary subchaser SHONAN MARU No. 8.

19 February 1944:
At 0934, arrives at Yokosuka.

25 February 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Tateyama later that same day.

26 February 1944:
Departs Tateyama with auxiliary transport (ex-gunboat) UNKAI MARU No.10 and unknown escort.

29 February 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

11 March 1944:
At 0500, departs Chichi-Jima escorted by auxiliary minesweepers TOSHI MARU No. 8 and KIKU MARU and auxiliary subchaser FUMI MARU.

15 March 1944:
At 1000, arrives at Marcus.

18 March 1944:
Departs Marcus.

23 March 1944:
Arrives at Futami, Chichi-Jima.

27 March 1944:
At 1000, departs Futami escorted by auxiliary minesweeper Wa-14.

1 April 1944:
Arrives at Tateyama.

2 April 1944:
Departs Tateyama and arrives at Yokosuka later in the day.

14 April 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama later that day.

16 April 1944:
Departs Yokohama escorted by auxiliary minesweepers Wa-11 and Wa-12.

17 April 1944:
Arrives at Yaene harbor, Kanado, Tokyo Prefecture.

18 April 1944:
Departs Yaene and arrives at Kami-Minato, Hachijo-Jima later that same day.

20 April 1944:
Departs Kami-Minato and arrives at Horawasawa, Hachijo-Jima later in the day.

21 April 1944:
Departs Horawasawa escorted by auxiliary minesweepers Wa-11 and Wa-12.

23 April 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

28 April 1944:
Departs Chichi-Jima.

3 May 1944:
Arrives at Marcus.

6 May 1944:
Departs Marcus.

11 May 1944:
Arrives at Chichi-Jima.

13 May 1944:
At 0530, departs Chichi-Jima in convoy No. 4513-B also consisting of IJA transport TATSUSHO (TATSUAKI) MARU, escorted by minelayers YURIJIMA and KOSAI and auxiliary minesweepers TOSHI MARU No. 8 and TAMA MARU No. 6.

E 15 May 1944:
TOSHI MARU No. 8 and TAMA MARU No. 6 are detached and return to Chichi-Jima.

17 May 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

24 May 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama later that day.

27 May 1944:
Departs Yokosuka in a convoy also consisting of IJN requisitioned cargo ship (B-AK) KUMANOSAN MARU, IJA transports ASAHI MARU No. 2 and BANEI MARU No. 6 and possibly others with unknown escort.

31 May 1944:
At 1630, arrives at Chichi-Jima.

1 June 1944:
At 0600, departs Chichi-Jima escorted by auxiliary netlayer KOKAI MARU and auxiliary minesweeper Wa-12.

2 June 1944:
At 0550, arrives at Iwo-Jima.

3 June 1944:
At 1245, departs Iwo-Jima escorted by auxiliary netlayer KOKAI MARU and auxiliary minesweeper Wa-12.

4 June 1944:
At 0942, arrives at Chichi-Jima.

5 June 1944:
Departs Chichi-Jima in convoy No 4605-B also consisting of IJA transports ASAHI MARU No. 2 and BANEI MARU No. 6 escorted by auxiliary netlayer KOKAI MARU, auxiliary subchaser SEKI MARU No. 2 and auxiliary minesweepers Wa-12 and Wa-13.

8 June 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

14 June 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama later that day.

22 June 1944:
At 0800, departs Yokohama in convoy No. 3622 also consisting of civilian cargo ship (C-AK) NANYO MARU No. 1 escorted by auxiliary netlayer KOGI MARU and auxiliary minesweeper TOSHI MARU No. 5.

24 June 1944:
At 1700, arrives at Hachijo-Jima.

27 June 1944:
At 1100, departs Hachijo-Jima for Chichi-Jima.

30 June 1944:
About 43 nautical miles NW of Muko-Jima. In the afternoon, LtCdr (later Cdr) Clyde B. Stevens’ (USNA ’30) USS PLAICE (SS-390) running under the surface sights a convoy. At 1630, Stevens fires a spread of four torpedoes and scores two hits on HYAKUFUKU MARU. At 1635, the transport sinks at 28-20N, 141-23E with the loss of 16 crewmen.

10 August 1944:
Removed from the Navy’s list under instruction No. 949.


Authors' Notes :
1] LISBON MARU sinks the following day at 30-17N, 123-13E with the loss of three IJA soldiers and 826 POWs. Six or seven POWs manage to escape, assisted by the Chinese. The rest are recaptured by the Japanese.

[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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