<Japanese T,103 Class Landing Ship Tank


IJN T.103 Class Landing Ship Tank

By Bob Hackett

with Sander Kingsepp

(Landing Ship Tank by T. Yuki)

IJN LST T.115:
Tabular Record of Movement

2015-2016 Bob Hackett

5 February 1944
Allocated to the Imperial Army.

12 August 1944:
Osaka. Laid down at Osaka Zosenjo as Ship No. 1515, a No. 103 class landing ship.

5 September 1944:
Transferred to the Imperial Navy . Re-numbered T.115 and rerated a 2nd Class Yusokan.

7 September 1944:

13 November 1944:
Completed. Attached to the Kure Naval District and assigned to the Combined Fleet's first transport squadron. Reserve Lt Omura Isao (former CO of auxiliary NITTO MARU No. 18) is appointed CO.

14 November 1944:
Departs Osaka and arrives at Kure .

15 November 1944:
Departs Kure.

23 November 1944:
Arrives at Sasebo.

14 December 1944:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Ushibuka.

15 December 1944:
Departs Ushibuka and arrives at Kagoshima. Docks with LSTs T.114 and T.143.

17 December 1944:
Departs Kagoshima for Yamakawa with T-114 and T-143.

18 December 1944:
Arrives at Yamakawa for Kasariwan.

21 December 1944:
Departs Kasariwan for Koniya and arrives there.

22 December 1944:
Departs Koniya and arrives at Naha, Ryukyus.

22 December 1944:
Departs Koniya and arrives at Naha, Ryukyus.

23 December 1944:
Departs Naha for Kerama Retto and departs for Naha.

24 December 1944:
Arrives at Naha and departs for Kerama.

25 December 1944:
Arrives at Kerama and departs for Kirun, Formosa (Keelung, Taiwan).

26 December 1944:
Arrives at Kirun.

7 January 1945
Docks with LST T.144 at Kirun.

14 January 1945
The first transport squadron orders T-115 to conduct drills alone.

2 February 1945
Luzon Strait. T.115 is attacked by USAAF North American P-51"Mustang" fighter-bombers and sunk at about 20.00N-121.00E with all hands.

3 May 1946:
Removed from the Navy List.

-Bob Hackett

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