IJN T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank

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

IJN LST T.150:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2014 Bob Hackett

28 December 1943:.
Mukojima. Laid down Hitachi K. K. as Hull No. 19, a 950-ton T. 101-class landing ship tank.

27 January 1944:

5 February 1944.
Numbered T.150

10 March 1944.
Completed. Captain Iwata Torao is the Commanding Officer. Attached to the Kure Guard Force,

(T.101 Class Landing Ships Tank T.150,T.101,T.127 and T.149)

28 April 1944:
T. 150, T. 128 and ASAKA MARU depart Tokyo in 15-ship convoy Higashi-Matsu (“East Pine”) No. 7 for Palau while ASAHISAN, BINGO, MEIRYU, MIHO, MITAKESAN, MOJI, OKINAWA, SANJU and TATSUHARU MARUs are bound for Saipan and KOSHIN and MUTSUYO MARUs are bound for Yap Island and TAITO MARU is bound for Chichi-Jima. The convoy is escorted by kaibokan NOMI and CD-12, CD-18, CD-22 and subchasers CH-16 and CH-18.

May 1944:
The convoy's members arrive safely at their respective destinations.

13 May 1944:
Palau. T.150 and T.128 are damaged by mines.

2 July 1944:
Off Amoy, China. T.150 is again damaged by a mine.

26 July 1944: USN Operation "SNAPSHOT" - Photo Reconnaissance and Attack on Palau:
Palau. S shore of Ngargol Island. At 0935, Air Groug 19 of Rear Admiral (later Vice Admiral) Alfred E. Montgomery's (USNA '12) TG 58.3’s carrier USS LEXINGTON (CV-16), consisting of Grumman F6F-3 "Hellcat" fighter-bombers, Curtis SB2C-1C "Helldiver" dive-bombers and Grumman TBF-1C "Avenger" torpedo-bombers, bomb and damage heavily camoflagued T.150. One F4F reports a hit with a 350-lb depth bomb. Two SB2Cs get a direct hit forward and a near miss with a 1,000-lb GP bomb. The "Avengers" drop 24 500-lb bombs on T-150, but succeed in getting only two near-misses. The TBFs make several strafing runs on T-105. The ship is left burning.

(Curtis SB2C-1C "Helldiver" dive-bombers returning to USS BUNKER HILL's (CV-17) )

27 July 1944:
Ngargol Island. TG 58.3’s carrier planes from USS BUNKER HILL's (CV-17) Air Group 8 bomb and sink T.150 at 07.30N, 134.30E.

5 September 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.

Author's Note:

Thanks go to Sander Kingsepp of Estonia.

-Bob Hackett

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