Dai 1 Go-gata Yusokan
IJN No. 1 Class Fast Transport
(No. 1 Class Fast Transport T.5 by T. Yuki)
IJN Transport T.5:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2014-2015 Bob Hackett
22 March 1944:
Kure Navy Yard. Laid down as Ship No. 2905, a 1,500-ton
No. 1 class landing ship.
10 May 1944:
25 May 1944:
27 June 1944:
Reserve LtCdr Norimatsu Yoshio (former CEO of kaibokan
UKURU) is appointed Chief Equipping Officer.
5 August 1944:
Completed. LtCdr Norimatsu is the Commanding Officer.
Attached to the Kure Guard Force.
17 August 1944:
Off Nasake Jima, Inland Sea. T.5 completes successful
launching tests of Type C
“Ko-Hyoteki (Target A)” midget submarines HA-36 and HA-69.
(T.5 carrying midget submarine HA-69)
30 August 1944:
T.5 departs Kure for Cebu, Philippines.
10 September 1944:
Arrives at Zamboanga, Philippines. Loads 120 mm AA
12 September 1944:
At 0300, T.5 and T.3 depart Cebu, escorted by motor
torpedo boats Nos. 52, 62 and 67. At 1200, the escorts are detached at N Cape
13 September 1944:
T.5 and T.3 arrive at Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.
14 September 1944:
At 0515, T.5 departs Davao. At 0705, carrier
aircraft of Vice Admiral (later Admiral) John S. McCain's (USNA '06) Task Group
38.1 attack Mindanao, Philippines.
Davao Gulf. At 0722, Curtiss SB2C "Helldiver" dive-bombers of USS
HORNET's (CV-12) Air Group 2 (VB-2) bomb T.5. Three bombs hit her portside aft.
At 0727, T.5 sinks at 06-49N, 125-41E. Casualties are unknown, but probably
10 November 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.
Colorized photo by Irootoko Jr. via Gilbert Casse of France.
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