© 1997 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Minekaze: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation: "Wind from the Summit"

Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Wakasugi Jiichi [56]. Assigned to Chinkai Guard District.

5 October 1941:
Departed Chinkai, then antisubmarine patrolling in straits between Korea and Japan.

10 April 1942:
Reassigned to Sasebo Naval District, then patrol/escort duties out of that base.

25 July:
Lieutenant Commander Wakasugi (later to C.O. USUGUMO) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Gogo Morio [61].

25 September:
Departed Sasebo, escorting convoys to Saipan, Truk and Rabaul.

12 November:
Arrived Sasebo for maintenance and supplies.

27 November:
Departed Sasebo, then patrol/escort duties out of that base into the East China Sea.

1 December:
Arrived Sasebo for repairs.

11 April 1943:
Departed Sasebo, then resumed East China Sea patrol/escort duties.

18 May:
Lieutenant Commander Gogo relieved by Lieutenant Commander Imaizumi Masajiro [62].

1 February 1944:
Assigned to 1st Surface Escort Division, General Escort Command.

5 February:
Departed Moji, escorting convoy.

10 February:
Sunk: torpedoed by USS POGY (SS-266) 85 miles north-northeast of Formosa (23-12 N, 121-30 E). 99 dead, including Lieutenant Commander Imaizumi.

31 March 1944:
Removed from Navy List.

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