© 1998 Allyn D. Nevitt

IJN Take: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation: "Bamboo"

16 June 1944:
Completed at Yokosuka; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Tanaka Hirokuni [60] (prev. C.O. KURETAKE).

15 July:

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


Transport operations from Japan to Okinawa and Palau, then Philippines-area convoy escort duty out of Manila.

20 August:

Desdiv 43 reassigned to Escort Squadron 31, Fifth Fleet.

4-14 October:
Escorted Convoy MAMI-11 from Manila to Miri, Borneo.

20-26 October:

Escorted Convoy MATA No. 30 from Manila to Takao. On 24 October assisted HARUKAZE in sinking of USS SHARK II (SS-314) with depth charges. Assisted torpedoed ARISAN MARU and rescued 347 survivors. Later returned to Manila on 30 October.

1 November:
Lieutenant Commander Tanaka relieved by Lieutenant Commander Unaki Tsuyoshi [64].

9-11 November:
Escorted troop convoy TA No. 3 from Manila towards Ormoc; on 10 November was replaced by other destroyers so returned to Manila.

24-26 November:

Escorted troop convoy TA No. 5 from Manila towards Ormoc. Minor damage: on 25 November due to air attack. Rescued survivors of naval transports T.6 and T.10 then returned to Manila.

1-4 December:

Escorted troop convoy TA No. 7 from Manila to Ormoc and back. On 3 December torpedoed and sank USS COOPER (DD-695). Medium damage: due to shellfire of COOPER, USS ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD-692) and USS MOALE (DD-693); returned to Manila on one set of engines.

Escorted convoys from Manila via Formosa to Moji. Following docking for repairs, remained in Inland Sea through end of war.

5 February 1945:

Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Combined Fleet.

15 March-20 April:

Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Second Fleet, then back to Combined Fleet.

Surrendered at Maizuru at end of war.

25 October 1945:

Removed from Navy List. Later used as repatriation ship.

16 July 1947:

Turned over to Great Britain; later scrapped.

Back to Long Lancers Page