IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank

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

IJN LST T.135:
Tabular Record of Movement

2014-2017 Bob Hackett

5 February 1944.
Numbered T.135.

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

26 June 1944:

25 July 1944:
Completed. Based at Sasebo. Lt Nakayama Masao is appointed Commanding Officer.

26 July 1944:
Loads fresh water.

28 July 1944:
Lt Nakayama arrives.

2 August 1944:
Loads fuel.

4 August 1944:
Loads fuel.

7 August 1944:
Loads fresh water.

8 August 1944:
Loads rations.

10 August 1944:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Kagoshima.

16 August 1944:v Departs Kagoshima escorting a convoy.

19 August 1944:
Arrives at Naha, Okinawa.

22 August 1944:
Departs Naha and arrives at Seso.

23 August 1944:
Departs Seso and arrives at Koniya.

24 August 1944:
Departs Koniya and arrives at Shibaura.

25 August 1944:
Departs Shibaura and arrives at Kagoshima.

28 August 1944:
Arrives at Sasebo.

31 August 1944:
Lt Nakayama departs the ship.

1 September 1944:
Lt Yoshio Kobayashi is appointed Commanding Officer.

5 September 1944:
Renumbered T.135, classified as transport ship, grade two, ship type 101st, assigned to the Sasebo Naval District

9 September 1944:
Lt Kobayashi arrives.

13 September 1944:
The quartermaster loads rations and fuel.

19 September 1944:
Departs Sasebo and arrives at Saitama.

20 September 1944:
Departs Saitama and arrives at Kure.

22 September 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Osako. Loads two Formula Naikatei nine specials, one lorry, tanks and 87 people aboard.

23 September 1944:v Departs Osako and arrives at Mutsure.

24 September 1944:
At 0800, T.135 departs Mutsure in convoy TAMA 29A also consisting of warships only - auxiliary minelayers MAESHIMA and SHINKO MARUs and T.136. At 1740, arrives at Tomie, Goto Retto.

25 September 1944:
T. 135 is assigned to the First Transport Squadron, Combined Fleet.

27 September 1944:v At 0700, departs Tomie.

30 September 1944:
At 0700, arrives at Amoy.

2 October 1944:
At 0900, departs Amoy. At 1840, arrives at Mako, Pescadores.

6 October 1944:v At 0925, departs Mako. At 1625, arrives at Takao, Formosa.

9 October 1944:
At 0900, departs Takao. At 1020, arrives Saei, Formosa departing at 1300. At 1645, arrives at Toko, southern Formosa.

10 October 1944:
At 0400, departs Toko. At 1815, arrives at Sabtang Island, Luzon Strait.

11 October 1944:
At 0830, departs Sabtang Island. At 1835, arrives at Musa Bay, Fuga Island.

16 October 1944:
At 0900 departs Musa Bay. At 1800, arrives at Lapoc Bay, Luzon.

18 October 1944:
Solamague Bay, near Lapoc Bay. At 1050, begins unloading. At 1100, T.135 and SHINKO MARU return to Lapoc Bay to discharge. At 130, they berth at Lapoc Bay. At 1300, Rear Admiral (later Vice Admiral) Gerald F. Bogan's (USNA 16) Task Group 38.2's carrier aircraft begin bombing attacks. T.135 and auxiliary minelayer SHINKO MARU are bombed and both sink at 17-46N, 120-25E.

10 May 1945:
Removed from the Navy List

-Bob Hackett

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