© 2009-2010 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall
5 November 1944:
Osaka. Laid down at Hitachi Zosen Co. Ltd’s Sakurajima
7 January 1945:
Launched and named MOKUTO.
19 February 1945:
Completed and registered in the Kure Naval District. LtCdr Nagahashi Kimota is the Commanding Officer. Attached to the Kure Guard Unit.
Undergoes training and servicing. Later, conducts anti-submarine operations in Tosa Bay, S Shikoku.
4 April 1945:
Shimonoseki Strait. At 0905, strikes a mine sown by USAAF XXth Bomber Command’s B-29 “Super Fortresses” and sinks at 33-53N, 131-03E with the loss of 27 crewmen.
5 May 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
Thanks go to Matthew Jones for help in identifying COs.
-Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall