© 1998 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Asagiri: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation: "Morning Mist"

Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Commander Arai Yasuo [53] (prev. C.O. FUMIZUKI). Assigned to Desdiv 20 (YUGIRI, SAGIRI, ASAGIRI, AMAGIRI), Desron 3, First Fleet.

20-26 November:

Desdiv 20 steamed with Desron 3 from Kure to Samah (Hainan).

4 December 1941-30 January 1942:

Escorted troop convoys out of Samah and Camranh Bay in Malaya invasion operations.

27 January: Battle off Endau


13-15 February:

With Bangka-Palembang invasion force; took part in attacks on Allied shipping fleeing from Singapore: assisted YURA and FUBUKI in sinking or capture of at least four vessels, including British auxiliary patrol boat LI WO on the 14th.

21-24 February:

Covered minesweeping operations at Singapore and Johore Straits.

12 March:

Desdiv 20 with Northern Sumatra invasion force.

23 March:

Desdiv 20 with Andaman Islands invasion force.

6 April: Indian Ocean Raiding Operations

Escorted CHOKAI, YURA and RYUJO; assisted in sinking of six merchant ships (plus two sunk and one heavily damaged by RYUJO aircraft).

13-22 April:

Desdiv 20 steamed from Singapore via Camranh Bay to Kure, then docked for maintenance.

20 April:
Commander Arai (later to C.O. HAYASHIMO) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Maekawa Nisaburou [53] (prev. C.O. HAKAZE).

4-5 June: Battle of Midway

Desdiv 20 escorted Admiral Takasu's Aleutians Guard Force.

30 June-2 July:

Desdiv 20 escorted troop convoy from Kure to Amami-O-Shima, then antisubmarine patrolling there.

17-31 July:

Desdiv 20 steamed from Amami-O-Shima via Mako, Singapore and Sabang to Mergui (Burma) for Indian Ocean raiding operations, aborted due to Guadalcanal.

8-17 August:

Desdiv 20 steamed from Mergui via Makassar to Davao.

19-23 August:

Desdiv 20 escorted troop convoy from Davao to Truk.

24 August:

Desdiv 20 departed Truk, escorting troop convoy toward Guadalcanal.

26-28 August:

Troop transport run to Guadalcanal (aborted). Transferred troops from transports while at sea (1-5 N, 156-35 E) and steamed ahead towards Guadalcanal. Sunk: in attack by U.S. dive bombers near Santa Isabel, 60 miles north-northeast of Savo (08 S, 160-10 E); direct hit among torpedo tubes blew up ship; 122 dead (including 60 passengers); AMAGIRI rescued 135 crew, including Lieutenant Commander Maekawa (to C.O. YUGIRI), and about same number of troops.

1 October 1942:

Removed from Navy List.

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