(Type C Escort by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

IJN Escort Mokuto:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2009-2010 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall

5 November 1944:
Osaka. Laid down at Hitachi Zosen Co. Ltd’s Sakurajima shipyard.

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.

March 1945:
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.

Authors' Note:
Thanks go to Matthew Jones for help in identifying COs.

-Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall

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