(Cargo ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings
of Japanese Warships")
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2007 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall.
1 July 1939:
Nagasaki. Laid down at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
23 December 1939:
Rated an auxiliary turret conveyance warship and
26 January 1940:
10 July 1940:
Completed and registered in the Kure Naval District.
Departs Kure carrying the first of nine of Battleship
No. 2’s (later named MUSASHI) Type 94 457-mm (18.1-inch) main guns and a turret.
At 2000, KASHINO arrives at Mitsubishi’s Nagasaki shipyard. The turret and the
gun are hoisted aboard the battleship’s deck by a 350-ton capacity derrick. Once
aboard, the turret and gun are covered with canvas to maintain secrecy.
Later, KASHINO transports ordnance and general goods from Kure to
Nagasaki at regular intervals.
4 September 1942:
70 nms NE of Keelung, Formosa. LtCdr Howard W.
Gilmore’s (later Cdr/MOH, posthumously) USS GROWLER (SS-215) torpedos and sinks
KASHINO at 25-45N,122-42E. 
20 October 1942:
Removed from the Navy List.
 In Jun ’42, after the losses at the Battle of Midway,
construction of the YAMATO-class battleship SHINANO at Yokosuka Navy Yard was
suspended and she began reconstruction as an aircraft-carrier. With no
battleships building on the ways or approved for future construction, the IJN
welded over KASHINO’s two large hatches used to transport gun turrets. In need
of bottoms for transport of ammunition and supplies, KASHINO was put into
service as a supply ship and sunk soon thereafter.
- Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall.
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