IJN T.103 Class Landing Ship Tank
By Bob Hackett
with Sander Kingsepp
(Landing Ship Tank by T. Yuki)
IJN LST T.107:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2014 Bob Hackett
5 February 1944:
Allotted to the Imperial Army (IJA) and assigned Army Ship No. SB-123.
15 April 1944:
Osaka. Laid down at Osaka Zosenjo.
12 May 1944:
20 July 1944:
5 September 1944:
Transferred to the Imperial Navy (IJN). Re-numbered T.107
and rated a 2nd Class Yusokan. Attached to the Yokosuka Guard Office and assigned to
the Second Transport Squadron.
25 September 1944:
Reserve Lt Murata Nobutake is appointed Commanding Officer.
22 October 1944:
T.107 sorties from Yokosuka to Iwo Jima transporting troops under the
command of the Ogasawara (Bonins) forces commander. Subsequently, T.107
is engaged in local transport in the Ogasawaras.
5 January 1945:
Rear Admiral (later Vice Admiral) Allan E. Smith's (USNA ‘15) Task Group
94.9 of USS CHESTER (CA-27), PENSACOLA (CA-24) and SALT LAKE CITY
(CA-25) and destroyers USS CUMMINGS (DD-365), DAVID W. TAYLOR (DD-551),
DUNLAP (DD-384), ELLET (DD-398), FANNING (DD-386) and ROE (DD-418),
together with USAAF B-24s escorted by P-38s, attack Chichi Jima, Haha
Jima, and Iwo Jima.
Bonin Islands. Approaching Chichijima, destroyers DUNLAP, FANNING
and CUMMINGS sink T.107 on the West Bank of Hahajima.at 26-27N,
141-11E, but DAVID W. TAYLOR is damaged by a mine and FANNING is damaged
10 March 1945.
Removed from the Navy List.
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