© 1998 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Hamanami: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation:"Waves along the Shore"

15 October 1943:
Completed at Maizuru; assigned same date to Desron 11, First Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Commander Motokura Masayoshi [51] (prev. C.O. TOKITSUKAZE).

15 December:

Assigned to Desdiv 32 (HAYANAMI, FUJINAMI, TAMANAMI), Desron 2, Second Fleet.

25 December 1943-4 January 1944:

Escorted troop convoy from Saeki to Truk.

20-26 January:

Escorted convoy from Truk to Palau.

1-7 February:

Escorted tanker SATA from Woleai to Truk.

12-20 February:

Escorted convoy from Truk to Palau, then patrol/escort duty out of that base.

18-25 March:

Escorted tanker KOKUYO MARU from Palau via Tarakan to Balikpapan.

29 March-14 April:

Escorted tanker convoys from Balikpapan via Palau and Davao to Lingga.

12-15 May:

Escorted fleet from Lingga to Tawitawi.

19-20 June: Battle of the Philippine Sea:

Escorted Admiral Kurita's Van Force.

8-16 July:

Escorted fleet on troop transport mission from Kure to Okinawa, then to Lingga.

18-20 October:

Escorted fleet from Lingga to Brunei.

23-26 October: Battle of Leyte Gulf:

Escorted Admiral Kurita's 1st Diversion Attack Force. In Battle off Samar on 25 October was at rear of fleet so played no role in battle. On 26 October assisted sinking NOSHIRO and removed Comdesron 2 (Rear Admiral Hayakawa Mikio [44]), later transferred to YAMATO.

27-29 October:

Refueled at Coron, then to Brunei.

4 November:

Arrived in Manila from Brunei to assist in Leyte troop transport operations.

9-11 November:

Escorted troop convoy TA No. 3 from Manila to Ormoc. Sunk: by aircraft of TF 38 on 11 November in Ormoc Bay, west of Leyte (10-50 N, 124-35 E); 63 killed, 42 injured. ASASHIMO rescued 167 survivors, including Comdesdiv 32 (Captain Oshima Ichitaro [50]) and Commander Motokura.

10 January 1945:

Removed from Navy List.

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