IJN T.103 Class Landing Ship Tank
By Bob Hackett
with Sander Kingsepp
(Landing Ship Tank by T. Yuki)
IJN LST T.108
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2014 Bob Hackett
5 February 1944:
28 April 1944:
Osaka. Laid down at Osaka Zosenjo.
25 May 1944:
Launched. Allotted to the Imperial Army (IJA).
31 July 1944:
Completed and transferred to the Imperial Navy (IJN).
5 September 1944:
Attached to the Yokosuka Guard Office. Lt Okano Umeji is appointed Commanding Officer.
10 September 1944:
T.108 departs Yokosuka for Chichijima and Iwo Jima.
25 September 1944:
T.108 is attached to the Second Transport Squadron, Yokosuka Guard Office.
5 November 1944:
T.108 departs Yokosuka for Sasebo.
16 January 1945:
Hong Kong. T.108 is severely damaged in air strikes by Vice Admiral (Admiral, posthumously) John S. McCain’s (USNA ’10) Task Force 38 carrier-based aircraft:
8 March 1945:
At Hong Kong.
1 May 1945:
Released from the Second Transport Squadron.
Hong Kong. Surrendered in damaged condition. Not allocated.
3 May 1947:
Removed from Navy List.
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