Dai 1 Go-gata Yusokan
IJN No. 1 Class Fast Transport
(No. 1 Class Fast Transport T.5 by T. Yuki)
IJN Transport T.8:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2014-2015 Bob Hackett
8 May 1944:
Yokohama. Laid down at Mitsubishi Yokohama Shipyard as Ship
No. 2908, a 1,500-ton No. 1 class landing ship.
10 August 1944:
Reserve LtCdr Kato Yoshimasa is appointed Chief
11 August 1944:
Launched and numbered T.8.
Attached to the Yokosuka Guard Force.
13 September 1944:
Completed. LtCdr Kato is the Commanding Officer.
25 September 1944:
Attached to the Second Transport Squadron,
Yokosuka Guard Force.
14 November 1944:
Loads motor torpedo boat (MTB) No. 73. Departs
(IJN Motor Torpedo Boat)
16 November 1944:
Arrives at Futami Bay, Chichi Jima, Ogasawara
(Bonin) Islands. Unloads MTB No. 73, then departs.
19 November 1944:
Arrives at Yokosuka.
28 November 1944:
Departs Yokosuka for Chichi Jima and Iwo Jima,
then returns to Yokosuka.
6 December 1944:
Reserve LtCdr Ishii Jiro is appointed
10 December 1944:
Loads MTB No. 32. Departs Yokosuka.
12 December 1944:
Arrives at Futami Bay, Chichi Jima. Unloads MTB
E 23 December 1944:
T.8 departs Chichi Jima for Iwo Jima on a resupply
24 December 1944:
Rear Admiral (later Vice Admiral) Allan E. Smith’s
(USNA '15) Task Group 94.9 shells Iwo Jima. Later, SSW of Chichi Jima,
destroyers USS CASE (DD-370) and USS ROE (DD-418) sink T.8 at 25-10N, 41-00E.
(USS CASE (DD-370) and USS ROE (DD-418)
10 February 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.