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Stories and Battle Histories of the IJN's T.101 Class Landing Ship Tanks (LST)

1 May 2014

By Bob Hackett

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(IJN LST T.101 by Takeshi Yuki)


Built under the 1943 Program, the design of the T.101-Class Landing Ship Tank may have been supplied by Germany based an American-built British LST used in North Africa. The T.101-Class could be constructed in 90-days using mass production techniques such as pre-fabricated parts and electric welding. The T.101-Class Landing Ships were unstable in heavy seas.. The T.101-class design featured a bow door and the bow was fitted with a double skeg. The class was equipped with AA guns, depth charges and radar. This page will cover all six units of the T.101-class completed.

The careers of the more numerous T.103-class will be covered in a separate page in due course.


Tabular Records of Movement (TROMs):
T.101 Class Landing Ship Tank

Specification Summary

Landing Ship Tank T.101
(posted 4 February 2014)
Landing Ship Tank T.102
(posted 18 February 2014)
Landing Ship Tank T.127
(posted 1 April 2014)
Landing Ship Tank T.128
(posted 1 March 2014)
Landing Ship Tank T.149
(posted 18 February 2014)
Landing Ship Tank T.150
(posted 1 May 2014)

About the Author

Mr. Robert Hackett is a military historian and researcher. Retired from the United States Air Force and later from the aerospace industry, he resides in Florida.

Questions concerning these TROMs should be posted on the Discussion and Questions board.