© 1997 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Namikaze: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation: "Wind on the Waves"

Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Hirata Masaaki [58] (prev. C.O. MANAZURU). Assigned to Desdiv 1 (KAMIKAZE, NAMIKAZE, NUMAKAZE, NOKAZE), Ominato Guard District.

4 December 1941:
Departed Ominato, then Hokkaido-Kuriles patrol/escort duties.

25 May 1942:
Participated in Aleutians Islands attack operations.

19 September:
Departed Ominato, then northern Honshu convoy escort duties.

20 November:
Lieutenant Commander Hirata (to C.O. TSUGA) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Nakao Kotaro [57] (prev. C.O. KARUKAYA).

7 December:
Departed Ominato, then Ise Bay (Honshu) patrol/escort duties.

1 January 1943:
Departed Hakodate, then Yokosuka-area patrol/escort duties.

17 May-15 June:
Reassigned directly to Fifth Fleet, then back to Desdiv 1.

1 July:
Departed Ominato, then supported Kiska evacuation.

6 August:
Departed Ominato, then Hokkaido-Kuriles patrol/escort duties.

18 September-31 October:
At Hakodate and Ominato for repairs and refitting.

25 October:
Lieutenant Commander Nakao (to C.O. UMIKAZE) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Ishido Isamu [60] (prev. C.O. YUKAZE).

2 November:
Departed Ominato for Otaru.

6 November:
Minor damage:
in collision with MANEI MARU No. 7 at entrance to port of Otaru.

9 November:
Arrived Ominato for repairs.

1 December:
Departed Moji, then French Indochina convoy escort duties.

14 March 1944:
Hokkaido-Kuriles convoy escort duties.

8 September:
Heavy damage:
torpedoed by USS SEAL (SS-183) north of Staten Island (Kuriles); stern severed; then towed by KAMIKAZE to Otaru for emergency repairs.

26 September 1944-1 February 1945:
At Maizuru for repairs and rebuilding as kaiten carrier.

2 February:
Departed Maizuru, then training in the Inland Sea.

5 February:
Assigned to Combined Fleet.

19 June:
Searching for and sweeping of mines dropped by B-29s in the Inland Sea.

5 October 1945:
Removed from Navy List. Later used as repatriation ship.

3 October 1947:
Turned over to China; re-named SHEN YANG; later scrapped.

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