Tokusetsu-Yusokan

IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank


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

IJN LST T.141:
Tabular Record of Movement

2017 Bob Hackett


5 February 1944:
Numbered T.141

29 July 1944:
Sasebo Naval Arsenal. Laid down as a 950-ton T. 103-class landing ship tank.

29 July 1944:
Launched.

5 September 1944:
T. 141 is classified a 2nd class Yusokan.

20 September 1944:
Lt Makida Saburo is designated Chief Equipping Officer.

19 October 1944:
Completed. Lt Makida is appointed Commanding Officer. T-141 is assigned to the Combined Fleet's First Transport Squadron, Sasebo.

22 October 1944:
T-141 departs Sasebo for Manila via Takao, Formosa (Kaohsiung, Taiwnan).

23 November 1944: Operation "TA No. 5" - The Reinforcement of Leyte:
T. 141 departs Manila with LST's T-111 and T-160 in the first echelon of convoy TA No. 5 escorted by subchaser CH-46.

24 November 1944:
Masbate Island. In the early morning, convoy TA No. 5 arrives at Port Cataingan and takes shelter. Shortly after noon, USAAF 13th Air Force P-40 Curtis "Warhawk" and Fairchild P-47 "Thunderbolt" fighter-bombers attack and set T. 141, T-111 and T-160 and their cargos on fire. T.141 sinks at 11-58N, 123-59E as do T.111 and T.160. CH-46 rescues the survivors and heads towards Manila.

25 November 1944:
Carrier aircraft from Task Groups 38.1 and 38.2 find CH-46 enroute back to Manila and sink her at 12-00N, 123-58E. Casualties unknown.

10 January 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.


-Bob Hackett



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