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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
Revision 1

22 March 1944:
Kure Navy Yard. Laid down as Ship No. 2905, a 1,500-ton No. 1 class landing ship.

10 May 1944:
Numbered T.5.

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 shells.

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 Blanca.

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 high.

10 November 1944:
Removed from the Navy List.

Author's Note:
Colorized photo by Irootoko Jr. via Gilbert Casse of France.

-Bob Hackett

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