© 1998 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Momo: Tabular Record of Movement


Name Translation: "Peach"

10 June 1944:
Completed at Maizuru; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Yukitaka Masamitsu [60] (prev. C.O. KARUKAYA).

15 July:

Assigned to Desdiv 43 (UME, TAKE, MATSU, MOMO), Desron 11, Combined Fleet.

20 August:

Desdiv 43 reassigned to Escort Squadron 31, Fifth Fleet.

9 September:
Lieutenant Commander Yukitaka relieved by Lieutenant Commander Minagawa Yoshio [63].

25 October-2 November:
Escorted RYUHO and KAIYO on transport mission from Sasebo to Keelung, then back to Kure.

14-18 November:
Escorted ISUZU from Kure to Manila.

19-22 November:

Departed Manila, escorting ISUZU to Brunei. After ISUZU was torpedoed, escorted her to Singapore instead.

24-25 November:

Was escorting SHIMOTSUKI from Singapore to Brunei when latter was torpedoed and sunk; rescued survivors.

5-8 December:

Escorted troop convoy TA No. 8 from Manila to Ormoc and back. Minor damage: scrapped reef on 7 December.

13-15 December:
Departed Manila, escorting ORYOKU MARU convoy. Sunk: torpedoed by USS HAWKBILL (SS-366) 140 miles west-southwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon (16 N, 117-39 E). 92 dead, including Lieutenant Commander Minagawa, 36 wounded.

10 February 1945:

Removed from Navy List.


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