IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank
(T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank by Takeshi Yuki)
IJN LST T.138:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2017 Bob Hackett
5 February 1944.
5 February 1944:
Urasaki Zosensho. Laid down Kawanami Kogyo, K. K. as
Hull No. 17, a 950-ton T. 103-class landing ship tank.
18 June 1944:
3 August 1944:
4 September 1944:
Completed. Navy Lt Fukase Hiroshi is appointed
5 September 1944:
Rerated a 2nd Class Yusokan.
25 October 1944:
Departs Yokosuka for Iwo Jima.
27 October 1944:
30 miles NNW of Iwo Jima. At about 1537, LtCdr Talbot
E. Harper's (USNA '37) USS KINGFISH (SS-234) identifies three targets as a small
freighter escorted by a new minelayer and a subchaser CH-47. All are zig-zagging
and making about six knots. Both escortsí sonars are pinging.
At 1625, KINGFISH fires three torpedoes, but hears no hits. Between 1630
~ 1643, the Japanese drop 12 DCs on KINGFISH without effect. At 1945, Harper
surfaces and clears the area believing he missed the target, but T.138 was hit
and sinks at 25-22N, 141-31E.
CH-47 rescues an unknown numer of survivors. Casualties are unknown.
10 December 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.
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