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IJN Nenohi: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation: "Day of New Year Celebrations"

Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Chihagi Tomiji [52]. Assigned to Desdiv 21 (WAKABA, HATSUHARU, NENOHI, HATSUSHIMO), Desron 1, First Fleet.

December 1941:
Desdiv 21 remained in Japanese home waters, guarding battleships and conducting antisubmarine patrols.

18-23 December:
Desdiv 21 departed Tokuyama to meet returning Pearl Harbor Striking Force, then escorted it into Hashirijima.

14-22 January 1942:

Desdiv 21 escorted tanker convoy from Tokuyama to Davao.

24 January:

Desdiv 21 with Kendari invasion force.

25-29 January:

Assisted HATSUHARU (damaged in collision with NAGARA) and escorted to Davao.

8 February:

Desdiv 21 (minus HATSUHARU) with Makassar invasion force.

18 February:

Desdiv 21 (minus HATSUHARU) with Bali/Lombok invasion force.

28 February-1 March:

In Bali Strait, Desdiv 21 engaged but failed to intercept four U.S. destroyers escaping from the Java Sea.

16-25 March:

Desdiv 21 steamed from Makassar to Sasebo, then docked for maintenance.

20 April:
Lieutenant Commander Chihagi (later C.O. TAMANAMI) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Terauchi Saburo [52] (prev. C.O. MOCHIZUKI).

29 May:

With ABUKUMA, Desdiv 21 departed Ominato, escorting Adak-Attu Attack Force in Aleutians operations. Attu occupied on 7 June; Adak occupation cancelled.

7-10 June:
Patrolled in Attu-area.

15 June:

With ABUKUMA and WAKABA, scouted Amchitka Island for possible airfield sites.

4 July:

Sunk: torpedoed by USS TRITON (SS-201) while escorting seaplane carrier KAMIKAWA MARU southeast of Attu, near Agattu Island (52-15 N, 173-51 E). Capsized two minutes after being hit and sank in five; 188 killed, including Lieutenant Commander Terauchi; 38 survivors rescued by INAZUMA.

31 July 1942:

Removed from Navy List.

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