26 April 1945:
Completed and registered in the IJN. LtCdr Nakamura
Fukujiro is the Commanding Officer. Attached to the Kure Guard Unit at Nanao
April -May 1945:
Undergoes training and conducts anti-submarine
exercises in Nanao Bay.
5 May 1945:
After completion of training, TAKANE is attached to to the
Maizuru Naval District in the newly formed 51st Division.
Near Tsugaru Strait. Engages in anti-aircraft and
anti-submarine protection of convoys.
30 July 1945:
Maizuru Bay. Carrier aircraft of Vice Admiral (later
Admiral) John S. McCain's Task Force 38 sink minelayer TOSHIMA and cargo ship
TARUYASU MARU. They damage TAKANE and kaibokan CD-2, sub tender CHOGEI,
submarine I-153, minelayer TATSUMIYA MARU and merchants SHOTAI and FUKUAN MARUs.
15 August 1945:
TAKANE is at Kure in a slightly damaged state when
Emperor Hirohito (Showa) broadcasts an Imperial Rescript from the Imperial
Palace in Tokyo that calls for an end to hostilities.
5 October 1945:
Removed from the Navy List.
27 November 1947:
Thanks go to Matthew Jones for help in identifying COs.
-Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall