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IJN Tamanami: Tabular Record of Movement

Name Translation:"Iridescent Waves"

30 April 1943:
Completed at Osaka; assigned same date to Desron 11, First Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Commander Sakuma Eiji [50] (prev. C.O. AYANAMI).

8 June:
At Hashirijima to assist when MUTSU blew up and sank.

1 July 1943:

Assigned to Desron 2, Second Fleet.

7 July:
Commander Sakuma (later C.O. FUYUZUKI) relieved by Commander Aoki Kyuji [50] (prev. C.O. AKATSUKI).

10-15 July:

Escorted CHUYO and NISSHIN from Yokosuka to Truk.

16-22 July:

Troop transport run from Truk to Nauru and back.

14 August-2 September:

Escorted convoys from Truk to Palau and back.

18-25 September:

Escorted fleet from Truk to Eniwetok in response to U.S. carrier raids in the Central Pacific, then returned.

29 September-5 October:

Escorted JUNYO from Truk to Kure.

1 October:
Assigned to Desdiv 32, Desron 2, Second Fleet.

14-19 October:

Escorted JUNYO from Saeki to Truk.

3-5 November:

Escorted Admiral Kurita's heavy cruiser group from Truk to Rabaul.

5-8 November:

Escorted SUZUYA and MOGAMI from Rabaul to Truk.

11-15 November:

Escorted ATAGO and TAKAO from Truk to Yokosuka.

26 November-1 December:

With AKIZUKI, SHIMAKAZE and TANIKAZE, escorted SHOKAKU and CHITOSE from Yokosuka to Truk.

7-15 December:
Escorted tanker convoys between Truk and Palau.

16-21 December:

Escorted MOGAMI from Truk to Kure.

19 January-3 February 1944:

Escorted ZUIHO, CHIYODA and TAKAO from Yokosuka to Truk.

10-15 February:

With MICHISHIO and SHIRATSUYU, escorted MUSASHI and OYODO from Truk to Yokosuka.

22 March-2 April:

Escorted troop convoy from Japan to Saipan.

7-14 April:

Escorted troop convoy from Saipan via Ulithi to Palau.

16-20 April:

Steamed from Palau to Yokosuka.

10-16 May:

Escorted MUSASHI, CHITOSE, CHIYODA and ZUIHO from Saeki via Okinawa to Tawitawi.

15 June:
Commander Aoki (to Comdesdiv 32) relieved by Commander Chihagi Tomiji [52] (prev. C.O. NENOHI). Commander Aoki remained on TAMANAMI as Comdesdiv 32 flagship.

19-20 June: Battle of the Philippine Sea

Escorted Admiral Kurita's Van Force.

23-29 June:

Escorted tanker KOKUYO MARU from Okinawa via Manila to Singapore.

2-7 July:

Departed Singapore, escorting tanker KOKUYO MARU towards Manila. Sunk: torpedoed by USS MINGO (SS-261) on 7 July, 150 miles west-southwest of Manila (13-55 N, 118-30 E). Blew up and sank with all hands, including Comdesdiv 32 (Commander Aoki).

10 September 1944:

Removed from Navy List.

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