IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank

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

IJN LST T.134:
Tabular Record of Movement

2014-2017 Bob Hackett

5 February 1944:
Urasaki Zosensho. Laid down Kawanami Kogyo, K. K. as Hull No. 10, a 950-ton T. 101-class landing ship tank.

5 February 1944.
Numbered T.134.

10 April 1944.

4 July 1944:
Completed. Based at Sasebo. Lt Murakami Yuri is appointed Commanding Officer.

23 July 1944:
T.134 departs Sasebo for Yokosuka.

29 July 1944:
T.134 departs Yokosuka for Tateyama and joins convoy No. 3729 also consisting of ENJU, HOKKAI, KYUSHU, SHOGEN and TONEGAWA MARUs and UNKAI MARU No.7 escorted by Rear Admiral Takahashi Ichimatsu's (40) (former CO of TSUGARU) 2nd Convoy Escort Group's flagship destroyer escort MATSU, destroyer HATAKAZE, kaibokan CD-4, Navy fast transports T.2 and T.4 and subchasers CH-51 and CH-52. Arrives at Tateyama, fuels and departs for Iwo Jima.

That same day, light carrier ZUIHO escorted by destroyer FUYUTSUKI sorties from Yokosuka to provide air and anti-submarine cover for the convoy.

1 August 1944:
Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands. Convoy No. 3729 arrives at Futami Harbor, Chichi Jima. Upon arrival, T.134 and some of the cargo ships depart for Iwo Jima. ZUIHO and FUYUTSUKI, after maintaining position near the Izu Shichito Islands, make for the West Inland Sea.

2 August 1944:
T.134 arrives at Iwo Jima.

E coast of Iwo Jima, Kazan Retto. T.134 runs aground and is abandoned at 24-47N, 141-20E.

4 October 1944:
Iwo Jima. T.134 is scuttled by stormy weather.

-Bob Hackett

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