© 1998 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Otori: Tabular Record of Movement

Initial Command Structure:
Assigned to 1st Torpedo Boat Division, Hainan Guard District.

7 December 1941:
Departed Samah, then Hainan-area patrol/escort duties.

10 February 1942:
1st Torpedo Boat Division deactivated; reassigned directly to Hainan Guard District.

14-16 February:
Steamed from Samah to Subic Bay, then joined Manila blockade operations.

5-17 April:
Arrived Hong Kong, then docked for repairs.

21 April:
Steamed from Hong Kong to Samah, then resumed Hainan-area patrol/escort duties.

16-23 September:
Steamed from Samah via Takao to Hong Kong.

26 September-7 October:
Escorted convoy from Hong Kong to Palau.

12-18 October:
Escorted convoy from Palau to Rabaul, then Lae-Buna transport duties.

21-22 November:
Transport run to Lae. Minor damage: in air attack, due to near-miss.

23 November:
Arrived Rabaul, then repairs.

5 December:
Departed Rabaul, then patrol/escort duties out of that base.

8 January 1943:
Escorted transport carrying construction units from Rabaul to Kolombangara.

1 April:
Reassigned to 2nd Surface Escort Division, Fourth Fleet.

5-8 April:
Steamed from Rabaul to Truk.

20-29 April:
Escorted convoy from Truk to Yokosuka.

3-21 May:
Escorted convoys from Yokosuka to Truk and back, then docked for repairs.

7 June:
Departed Yokosuka, then Truk-Rabaul convoy escort duties.

26 July-3 August:
Escorted Convoy 2262 from Rabaul via Truk to Saipan.

17 August:
Arrived Maizuru.

1-15 September:
Docked for repairs.

17-19 September:
Steamed from Maizuru to Yokosuka.

26 September-5 October:
Escorted convoy from Yokosuka to Truk.

13-20 October:
Escorted convoy from Truk to Saipan and back.

22 October-20 November:
Escorted convoys from Truk to Yokosuka and back.

15 November:
2nd Surface Escort Division reassigned to General Escort Command.

27 November-14 December:
Escorted convoys from Truk to Rabaul and back.

10-15 January 1944:
Escorted convoy from Truk to Rabaul.

18-25 January:
Transport run from Rabaul via Mortlock Island to Truk.

5 February:
Arrived Yokosuka.

10-19 February:
Escorted convoy from Yokosuka to Saipan, then continued to Truk and Rabaul.

11 March:
Arrived Yokosuka.

22 March-10 April:
Escorted troop convoy Matsu No. 3 from Yokosuka to Saipan and back.

4-14 May:
Escorted Convoy 3503 from Yokosuka to Saipan.

17-24 May:
Escorted Convoy 4517 from Saipan to Yokosuka.

30 May-7 June:
Escorted Convoy 3530 from Yokosuka to Saipan.

10-12 June:
Departed Saipan, escorting convoy to Yokosuka. Sunk: by aircraft of TF 58, 180 miles northwest of Saipan (17-32N, 144-00E).

18 July 1944:
Removed from Navy List.

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