IJN T.103 Class Landing Ship Tank
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Ship Tank by Takeshi Yuki)
IJN LST T.129:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2014-2016 Bob Hackett
10 December 1943:
Urasaki. Laid down Kawanami Kogyo, K. K. as Hull No.1529 a
950-ton T. 103-class landing ship tank.
5 February 1944.
25 February 1944.
1 April 1944.
Completed. Reserve Lt Takashi Sasaki is the Chief Equipping
12 May 1944.
Completed. Attached to the Sasebo Naval District and
assigned to the Combined Fleet. Lt Sasaki is the CO.
31 May 1944.
26 July 1944:
Arrives at Ambon, Moluccas.
28 July 1944:
Arrives at Uouoni Island and departs for Surabaya, Java
4 August 1944:
Arrives at Surabaya and departs for Sawakaminari
5 August 1944:
Arrives at Sawakaminari.
6 August 1944:
Departs Sawakaminari for Makassar, Celebes.
12 August 1944:
Arrives at Makassar and departs for Ambon.
13 August 1944:
Banda Sea. At 1341, lookouts aboard LtCdr James A. Adkins’ (USNA
‘26) USS COD (SS-224) sight the smoke of a target at 20,000 yards headed for
Ambon, Moluccas. At 1509, COD submerges and Adkins begins an approach at 05-28S,
125-08E. He observes what he takes to be a 20-mm gun on the bow and lets the
At 1633, Adkin orders “Battle Surface!” At 11,000 yards, COD engages
the “barge” with her deck gun. COD’s gunners fire 22 rounds at the wildly
zigzagging target without getting a hit. When the range closes to 9,300 yards.
the target returns fired from what appears to be a 3-inch gun in the stern. Her
first shot falls 250 yards short of the submarine. At 1644, Adkins clears the
deck and dives as the target’s second shell lands about 150 yards away. He
decides to attack submerged by moon light with torpedoes.
14 August 1944:
about 40 miles S of Boeroe Island. At 0155, COD fires four torpedoes and gets
three hits that blow the stern off T.129. The bow remains afloat until 0207 when
it too sinks at 04-17S, 126-46E. Banda Sea, about 40 miles S of Boeroe Island.
At 0155, COD fires four torpedoes and gets three hits that blow the stern off
T.129. The bow remains afloat until 0207 when it too sinks at 04-17S, 126-46E.
5 September 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.
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