(TSUBAME by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

Tabular Record of Movement

© 2010 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall

Fukahori. Laid down by Kawaminami Kogyo K. K. as an 873-ton Type 2E Standard Merchant for Daiko Shosen K. K.

22 June 1944:
Launched and named KORYU.

16 July 1944:

17 July 1944:
Lt Mine Kokichi is appointed the CO.

23 November 1944:
Departs Osaka and arrives at Kobe. Undergoes engine repairs.

21 December 1944:
Departs Kobe for Wakamatsu, Hokkaido.

23 December 1944:
Arrives at Wakamatsu.

25 December 1944:
Departs Wakamatsu.

26 December 1944:
Arrives at Sakito. Embarks 1,500 tons of cargo.

31 December 1944:
Departs Sakito and arrives at Osaka.

January 1945:
Unloads the cargo.

31 January 1945:
Departs Osaka.

1 February 1945:
Arrives at Kusakabe Bay for engine repairs.

8 February 1945:
Departs Kusakabe Bay and arrives at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding’s Tamano shipyard.

11 February 1945:
Departs Tamano.

12 February 1945:
Enters dock at Sankyo Co., Ltd's dry dock.

15 February 1945:
Departs Sankyo’s dry dock and enters dock at Mukaishima's dry dock.

8 March 1945:
Departs Mukaishima.

9 March 1945:
Arrives at Wakamatsu. Refuels.

12 March 1945:
Departs Wakamatsu.

13 March 1945:
Arrives at Usunoura Bay, off Sasebo. Embarks 1,550 tons of cargo.

24 March 1945:
Departs Usunoura Bay.

28 March 1945:
Arrives at Osaka. Unloads the cargo.

7 April 1945:
Departs Osaka towing KOKI MARU.

8 April 1945:
Arrives at Setoda dry dock. Completes towing and departs.

18 April 1945:
Arrives at Tanoura Bay.

20 April 1945:
Departs Tanoura Bay and arrives at Moji.

21 April 1945:
Requisitioned by the IJN.

28 April 1945:
Departs Moji and arrives at Wakamatsu, Hokkaido. Embarks 1,380 tons of cargo.

29 April 1945:
Departs Wakamatsu.

1 May 1945:
Arrives at Kure.

5 May 1945:
Unloads the cargo.

6 May 1945:
After a small rebuild, embarks supplies. Probably at this time, one 3-in AA gun and two Type 96 25-mm AA guns are installed.

8 May 1945:
Departs Kure.

9 May 1945:
Arrives at Hitachi Zosen’s Innoshima shipyard. Unloads cargo.

5 July 1945:
Begins conversion. Attached to the Kure Naval District as an auxiliary large minelayer. Reserve Lt Kawashima Jun (former CO of HAYASAKI) is appointed the CO.

7 July 1945:
Reattached to Maizuru Naval District.

14 July 1945:
Lt Kawasima arrives aboard.

26 July 1945:
Loads fresh provisions, clothing and supplies.

28 July 1945:
Innoshima. Aircraft of Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr’s Third Fleet’s Task Force 38 bomb Hitachi Zosen’s shipyard and sink KORYU MARU.

3 May 1947:
Removed from the Navy List.

- Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall.

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