Tokusetsu-Yusokan

IJN T.103 Class Landing Ship Tank


(T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank by T. Yuki)

IJN LST T.132:
Tabular Record of Movement

2016 Bob Hackett


2 February 1944:
Urasaki. Laid down Kawanami Kogyo , K. K. as Hull No. 9, a 950-ton T. 103-class landing ship tank.

5 February 1944:
Numbered T.132

25 February 1944:
Launched.

10 July 1944.
Completed and attached to the Sasebo Naval District. Assigned to the Combined Fleet. Reserve Lt Takeshi Matsumoto is the CO. Loads fuel.

14 July 1944.
Loads ammunition.

18 July 1944.
Loads fuel, food, water.

20 July 1944.
Loads fresh water.

21 July 1944. Departs Sasebo and arrives at Miike

July 1944.
Embarks 300 persons and property.

23 July 1944.
Loads water.

24 July 1944
Departs Miike and arrives at Miike.

25 July 1944.
Arrives at Kagoshima.

28 July 1944.
Loads water.

29 July 1944.
Departs Kagoshima and arrives at Yatamakawa.

31 July 1944.
Departs Yamakawa and arrives at Kagoshima.

3 August 1944.
Loads water.

6 August 1944.
Departs Kagoshima and arrives at Yamakawa.

6 August 1944.
Arrives at Sensei.

9 August 1944.
Begins landing personnel and property.

10 August 1944.
Loads fuel, food, and fresh water.

15 August 1944.
Completes refrigeration loading.

16 August 1944.
Loading commences.

19 August 1944.
Departs Sensei.

20 August 1944.
Arrives at Yamagawa.

21 August 1944.
Departs Yamakawa.

22 August 1944.
Arrives at Sasebo.

24 August 1944.
Loads water.

30 August 1944.
Loads food, fresh water.

31 August 1944.
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Shimonoseki.

1 September 1944:
Departs Shimonoseki and arrives at Kurijima.

2 September 1944:
Departs Kurijima and arrives at Kobe.

3 September 1944:
Departs Kobe and arrives at Wakaura.

4 September 1944:
Departs Wakaura.

5 September 1944:
Renamed T.132 transport vessel and reclassified as a transport vessel, second class, 101 Type. Arrives at Shimizu.

6 September 1944:
Departs Shimizu and arrives at Yokosuka.

7 September 1944:
Loads food, fresh water.

8 September 1944:
Receives an urgent message to transport goods to Iwo Jima as soon as ready. Loads ammunition.

9 September 1944:
: Loads water.

10 September 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama.

13 September 1944:
Departs Yokohama and arrives at Tateyama.

14 September 1944:
Departs Tateyama.

16 September 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. Lands materials.

19 September 1944:
Departs Iwo Jima and arrives at Chichijima, Ogasawara (Bonins).

22 September 1944:
At 1100, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1500, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle. Loads property, personnel and fuel.

23 September 1944:
Departs Chichijima.

24 September 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima, and lands materials and departs.

25 September 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima. At 1030, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1400, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

26 September 1944:
Loads materials and fuel. At 1100, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1300 and 1600 again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

27 September 1944:
Departs Chichijima

28 September 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. Lands materials and departs.

30 September 1944:
Arrives at Shimizu.

1October 1944:
Arrives at Toda.

2 October 1944:
Departs Toda and arrives at Yokosuka.

3 October 1944:
Loads water.

9 October 1944:
Docks at the fourth dock

15 October 1944:
Loads water. Camouflage improved. Receives 12 more binoculars.

16 October 1944:
Docks and loads ammunition and fuel.

18 October 1944:
Loads food.

19 October 1944:
Departs Yokosuka.

23 October 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima, lands materials for Ogasawara troops and departs.

24 October 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima. At 0900, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1500, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

25 October 1944:
At 1030, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 11300, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle. Departs Chichijima.

26 October 1944:
At 0300, LST T. 138 is sunk by USS KINGFISH (SS-234) off Kita, Iwo Jima. T.132 engages in anti-submarine battle and depth charge throwing. T.132 arrives at Iwo Jima and lands materials.

27 October 1944:
Departs Iwo Jima.

28 October 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima. At 1000, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1230, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

29 October 1944:
At 1100, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1330, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle. Departs Chichijima.

30 October 1944:
At 0030, engages with surfaced submarines. Survives shelling. Later, arrives at Iwo Jima. Lands materials and and departs.

31 October 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima.

1 November 1944:
Loads fuel.

3 November 1944:
At 1000, engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

4 November 1944:
At 0930, in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1500, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

5 November 1944:
Departs Chichijima.

6 November 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima, lands materials and departs.

7 November 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima. At 1130, engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

8 November 1944:
At 1100, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. At 1330 and 1500, again engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

9 November 1944:
At 1600, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. Departs Chichijima.

11 November 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

12 November 1944:
Loads water.

16 November 1944:
Docks at the fourth dock

28 November 1944:
Docks, loads water.

29 November 1944:
Loads fuel.

30 November 1944:
Loads ammunition.

2 December 1944:
Loads fuel, fresh water and departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama.

4 November 1944:
Departs Yokohama. Suffers minor damage to the engine room.

5 November 1944:
Loads ammunition and fuel.

6 November 1944:
Docks at the first dock.

8 November 1944:
Undergoes repair of damaged parts.

12 December 1944:
Loads water.

13 December 1944:
Loads ammunition.

14 December 1944:
Loads fuel, fresh water.

14 December 1944:
Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Yokohama.

18 December 1944:
Departs Yokohama and arrives at Tateyama .

19 December 1944:
Departs Tateyama and arrives at Hachijojima.

20 December 1944:
Departs Hachijojima.

21 December 1944:
Arrives at Kosuzawa.

22 December 1944:
At 1402, engages in an anti-aircraft battle.

23 December 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. At 0955, engages in an anti-aircraft battle. Departs Iwo Jima.

24 December 1944:
Arrives at Futami, Chichijima.

26 December 1944:
Loads 250 volumes of aviation volatile oil, 70 tons of cement, 20 tons of rebar. Departs Futami.

27 December 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. At 0700 and 0900 engages in an anti-aircraft battle with Lockheed "Lightning" P-38 fighter-bombers. At 0907, the main steam tube is damaged by gunfire, and the main engine stops. At 1015, engages in an anti-aircraft battle with Consolidated B-24 "Liberator" heavy bombers. At 1118, suffers high angle cannon failure. At 1140, US cruisers and destroyers launch attacks.At 1153, T.132 is in full retreat. At 1230, a torpedo fired by either USS destroyer DUNLAP (DD - 384), FANNING (DD - 385) or CUMMINGS (DD - 365) hits and starts a fire. The central part of the ship floods. At 1300, the first half of the ship breaks off and sinks at the shoreline, followed by the second half , all at 24.47N, E141.20E.

10 March 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.


-Bob Hackett



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