Tokusetsu-Yusokan

IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank


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

IJN LST T.137:
Tabular Record of Movement

2014-2017 Bob Hackett
Revision 1


5 February 1944.
Numbered T.137.

1 June 1944:
Urasaki Zosensho. Laid down Kawanami Kogyo, K. K. as Hull No. 10, a 950-ton T. 103-class landing ship tank.

20 July 1944:
Launched.

30 August 1944:
Completed. Based at Sasebo. Lt Shinsaburo Hakuzaburo is appointed Commanding Officer.

1 September 1944:
Loads fresh water and heavy oil.

4 September 1944:
Loads explosives.

5 September 1944:
Reclassified as No. 137 Transport Vessel, Grade: Second Class, Ship Type: No. 100 Type.

10 September 1944:
Loads fresh water.

14 September 1944:
Loads ammunition.

16 September 1944:
Departs Sasebo.

17 September 1944:
Arrives at Imatei.

18 September 1944:
Departs Imatei and arrives at Usuki Bay .

19 September 1944:
Departs Usuki Bay and arrives at Shodoshima Ikeda Bay.

20 September 1944:
Arrives at Tanabe Bay.

21 September 1944:
Arrives at Seiya.

22 September 1944:
Arrives at Isogen Cape.

23 September 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at the second floating anchor.

26 September 1944:
Loads ammunition.

28 September 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. Departs for Yokosuka.

29 September 1944:
Departs Yokosuka. Arrives at Yokohama. Docks at fifth quay.

2 October 1944:
Departs Yokohama.

6 October 1944:
At 1400, forms up in a convoy outside the port.

6 October 1944:
Arrives at Hachijojima. At 0621, contacts "Oshiro Maru" about steering failure. At 0810, because of heavy weather, separates from the convoy. At 1012, anchors.

7 October 1944:
At 1107, departs Hachijojima.

9 October 1944:
Loads fresh water. At 1508, conducts bridge test. Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at No. 8 floating anchor.

11 October 1944:
Loads heavy oil.

12 October 1944:
Departs Yokosuka. Conducts steering gear test. Suffers steering failure. Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at No. 7 floating buoyant anchor.

13 October 1944:
DepartsYokosuka. Conducts steering machine test. Arrives atYokosuka. Docks at No. 7 floating buoyant anchor.

14 October 1944:
Departs Yokosuka. Conducts rudder test. Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at No. 7 floating buoyant anchor.

18 October 1944:
DepartsYokosuka. Conducts steering machine test. Arrives at Yokosuka. Loads fresh water.

20 October 1944:
Loads ammunition and heavy oil.

21 October 1944:
At 1030, docks at the fourth dock

1 November 1944:
At 1725, loads heavy oil.

4 November 1944:
At 1052, Demolition. Arrives at Yokosuka. steering test. Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at No. 8 buoyant anchor.

5 November 1944:
At 0925, begins cargo handling. At 1300, loads food.

6 November 1944:
At 1530, 49 people board boat.

7 November 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Steering test. Arrives at Tateyama.

8 November 1944:
Departs Tateyama.

10 November 1944:
Arrives at Futami, Chichijima

11 November 1944:
Anchors.

13 November 1944:
Departs Futami.

15 November 1944:
Arrives at Tateyama.

16 November 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Docks at No. 9 buccal anchor.

19 November 1944:
At 1117, First relief in the Kohai

22 November 1944:
At 1415, docks at third buoyant anchor. At 1505, loads ammunition.

24 November 1944:
At 0955, docks at the fourth dock

3 December 1944:
At 1040, docks at No. 7 floating anchor.

4 December 1944:
At 1300, loads ammunition and heavy oil. At 1510, ammunition loading ends. At 1515, starts loading heavy oil. At 1648, ends loading 82 tons of heavy oil.

8 December 1944:
Departs Yokosuka. Arrives at Tateyama.

10-11 December 1944:
At 0945, High Angle Gun Injection 4.

12 December 1944:
At 1023, hit by an unknown weapon at 25-32N, 140-08E, but avoids serious damage. Arrives at Iwo Jima.

13 December 1944:
Departs Iwo Jima.

14 December 1944:
Arrives at Seikei Bay, Futami).

15 December 1944:
At 0820, loads 40 tons of heavy oil. At 1025, loads fresh water. At 1230, Army flight attendant 97 people aboard ship.

16 December 1944:
Departs Futami.

17 December 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima and departs.

18 December 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima.

19 December 1944:
At 0825, heavy oil loaded. At 0850, loads fresh water.

22 December 1944:
Departs Chichijima. At 2227, engages one enemy aircraft.

23 December 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima At 1506, anchors offshore. Departs Iwo Jima.

23 December 1944:
At 0034, engages one enemy aircraft.

24 December 1944:
Arrives at Chichijima.

25 December 1944:
At 1005, loads fresh water. At 1200, Front anchor machine repair.

28 December 1944:
Departs Chichijima.

29 December 1944:
At 0155, engages enemy aircraft. At 0206, engages enemy aircraft. Arrives at Futami and departs. At 2330, engages enemy aircraft.

30 December 1944:
Arrives at Iwo Jima. At 1244, departs, passenger aboard boat 1423 turnover

30 December 1944:
Arrives at Futami (Ogiura Coast). At 1417, Fresh water loading.

31 December 1944:
Departs Futami.

1 January 1945:
Suffers damage by stormy weather.

2 January 1945:
Arrives at Hachijojima.

3 January 1945:
Departs Hachijojima.

4 January 1945:
Arrives at Yokosuka.

11 January 1945:
1500 Docks at the fourth dock.

12 January 1945: Operation "Gratitude"- Task Force 38's Strikes on Indochina:
Off Cape St. Jacques. Aircraft of Vice Admiral (Admiral posthumously) John S. McCain's (USNA 06) Task Force 38 damage KYOEI MARU No. 3 and landing ships T.149 and T.137.

15 January 1945:
Assigned to the Fleet Second Transport Corps.

18 January 1945:
At 1930, demolition

19 January 1945:
At 1830, loads ammunition. Arrives at Yokosuka and departs.

20 January 1945:
At 0805, begins cargo handling. At 0947, loads heavy oil.

21 January 1945:
At 0915, loads food.

22 January 1945:
At 0848, 58 people board boat.

23 January 1945:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Runs into stormy weather. Arrives at Tateyama.

25 January 1945:
Departs Tateyama, but weather causes course reversal. Arrives back at Tateyama.

28 January 1945:
Departs Tateyama.

29 January 1945:
Arrives at Hachijojima.

31 January 1945:
At 2035, engages in anti-aircraft battle. At 2130, engages in anti-aircraft battle. Arrives at Chichijima.

1 February 1945:
Departs Chichijima, but weather causes course reversel. Arrives back at Chichijima.

2 February 1945:
At 0915, loads fresh water. At 1335, approaching Sunpo, attempts to anchor.

3 February 1945:
At 0820, Towing-based drawing work. At 1150, work stops.

4 February 1945:
At 0740, Starts towing work. At 0800, removal.

6 February 1945:
At 0825 Towing. At 0935, anchors at Futami Harbor 's No.1 floating battle anchor. At 1305 , engages in anti- aircraft battle. Arrives at Hachijojima then departs.

9 February 1945:
Arrives at Chichijima.

10 February 1945:
Arrives at Iwo Jima and departs. At 2232, engages in anti-aircraft battle at 26-11N, 141-45E.

11 February 1945:
At 0150, engages in anti-aircraft fighting. Arrives at Chichijima.

12 February 1945:
At 0745, begins cargo handling. At 0750, loads heavy oil.

13 February 1945:
81 people board ship. Departs Chichijima, but weather causes course reversal. Arrives back at Chichijima.

14 February 1945:
At 1330, at buoyant anchor.

15 February 1945:
Departs Chichijima. At 1536, engages in anti-aircraft battle at Brother Island West 2.

17 February 1945:
Arrives at Hachijojima Kinkazawa.

22 February 1945:
Arrives at Shimoda.

23 February 1945:
Anchors.

25 February 1945:
At 0825, engages in anti-aircraft battle.

27 February 1945:
At 0905, loads ammo. At 1025 loads heavy oil.

28 February 1945:
At 1027, second docking at the dock.

11 March 1945:
At 0945, demolition.

12 March 1945:
At 1300, loads ammunition.

13 March 1945:
Arrives at Yokosuka. Test operation. Departs Yokosuka.

14 March 1945:
At 1010, starts cargo handling 170.2 tons of cargo. Embarks 57 persons.

16 March 1945:
At 1400, Command Flag Raising. Yokosuka reversing due to heavy weather.

17 March 1945:
Arrives at Tateyama and departs.

18 March 1945:
Arrives at Hachijojima. At 1150, begins turning. At 1155, engages in anti-aircraft battle: 6 high angle cannon, machine gun 1, 191 shots fired, suffers hull damage.

19 March 1945:
At 0830, turnover to Kami-Minato. At 0935, starts unloading.

20 March 1945:
At 2140, end of shipment

21 March 1945:
12 Army flight attendants. Arrives at Hachijojima Kaminto. Arrives at Yokosuka

25 March 1945:
At 1030, Yokosuka navy Telescoping to the Mihokuza 4th Plant. Remove the 1300 Command Flag

29 March 1945:
Begins new construction work. 25t-mm machine gun bulletproof board installed.

5 April 1945:
Anchors to the first buoyant anchor. At 1200, begins loading cargo.

6 April 1945:
At 0900, loads heavy oil.

7 April 1945:
At 1150, shipyard cargo handling completed. Loads 176 tons, embarks 20 personnel. Departs Yokosuka and arrives at Tateyama Bay. At 0905, hit by an unknown weapon. At 1025, engages in anti-aircraft battle. Arrives at Hachijojima. At 1620, cargo loading begins.

9 April 1945:
At 0230, cargo loading ends. Departs Hachijojima. Arrives at Yokosuka.

10 April 1945:
At 0900, cargo loading begins. At 1250, loads 30 tons of heavy oil.

14 April 1945:
At 1200, command flag raised.

14 April 1945:
At 1000, 154 tons of cargo loading ends. 13 passengers board ship.

27 April 1945:
Departs Yokosuka. Arrives at Tateyama Bay .

29 April 1945:
Departs Tateyama bay, but reverses course due to stormy weather and arrives back at Tateyama Bay. Departs and arrives at Hachijojima Yaejira. At 1830, cargo loading begins.

30 April 1945:
At 0200, Cargo end. Arrives at Yaejiru. Arrives at Yokosuka.

5 May 1945:
Assigned to Sasebo guard force. Dispatched to Sasebo.

6 May 1945:
Anchors at the Yokosuka Navy Plant.

15 May 1945:
Loads 65 tons of heavy oil.

16 May 1945:
Departs Yokosuka. At 1440, heads towards Sasebo.

17 May 1945:
Loads fresh water.

18 May 1945:
Loads fresh water. At 1143, 2 high-angle guns fire 168 shots, ship suffers hull damage. Arrives at Seiya.

20 May 1945:
Arrives at Yuzo.

21 May 1945:
Arrives at Ichijima. Arrives at Oki Takamatsu.

22 May 1945:
Arrives at Kure.

25 May 1945:
Departs Kure and arrives at Shimonoseki.

29 May 1945:
Arrives at Yobuko.

30 May 1945:
Arrives at Sasebo.

31 May 1945:
Prepares for docking, loads ammunition and heavy petroleum.

9 June 1945:
Cooperation in the advancement of Special 4 Type Raiders

27 July 1945:
Departs Sasebo.

30 July 1945:
Arrives at Sasebo.

26 August 1945:
Designated a Daiichi Yuan conveyance ship.

10 May 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.

1 December 1945:
Designated Special Transport Vessel under Sasebo Regional Decision Bureau Jurisdiction.

1 April 1946:
Masafumi Shiba is appointed Captain.

5 September 1947:
Kuma Nagamatsu is appointed Captain of the demilitarized vessel.

3 October 1947:
Nakhodka, Siberia. Surrendered to Soviet Union.


-Bob Hackett



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