(YUBARI MARU, prewar)
IJN YUBARI MARU:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2016 Gilbert Casse, Berend van der Wal and Peter Cundall
18 October 1929:
Tama. Laid down by Mitsui Bussan Zosenbu K.K. shipyard for Kyoritsu Kisen K.K. as a 4,109-tons cargo ship.
1 April 1930:
Launched and named YUBARI MARU.
10 May 1930:
Completed and registered at Akashi.
20 May 1938:
Her owners and registered port are respectively changed to Hokkaido Tanko Kisen K.K. and to Tokyo.
15 August 1941:
Requisitioned by the IJN. Arrives at Kure.
5 September 1941:
Registered as an auxiliary collier attached to the Kure Naval District, (Otsu) category under instruction No. 1025. 
7 September 1941:
E September 1941 ~ January 1942:
Calls at Osaka ~ Hiro ~ Maizuru ~ Sasebo ~ Moji ~ Usa ~ Murozumi ~ Saitozaki ~ Chinkai, Chosen (now Jinhae, South Korea) ~ Dairen, Manchuria (now Dalian, northern China ~ Chinnampo, Chosen (now North Korea) ~ Kobe and Moji.
18 January 1942:
Arrives at Takao, Formosa (now Kaoshiung, Taiwan).
25 January 1942:
Departs Takao with KINSEN MARU.
1 February 1942:
Arrives at Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.
3 February 1942:
6 February 1942:
Arrives at Balikpapan, Borneo.
28 February 1942:
1 March 1942:
Arrives at Macassar, Celebes (now Sulawesi). Departs there later that day.
5 March 1942:
Arrives at Bali. Attached to Southern Army Airforce supply units.
8 March 1942:
11 March 1942:
Arrives at Koepang, Timor.
27 March 1942:
During offloading in Koepang harbor sustains a Dutch airstrike. Sinks after receiving two direct hits in number one hold. One crewman is KIA. The crew of hospital ship ASAHI MARU helps rescueing survivors.
4 April 1942:
Removed from the Navy’s list under internal order No. 662.
 There were two categories of Kyusuisen. (Ko) category with an IJN Captain as supervisor aboard and (Otsu) category without.
Thanks go to Gengoro S. Toda of Japan.
- Berend van der Wal, Gilbert Casse and Peter Cundall.
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