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6 February 2016. We are pleased to announce a new series on IJN Auxiliary Collier Tankers KYUTANYUSEN principally written by Gilbert Casse with help from myself. The first and second in the series SOYO MARU and SHINSEI MARU No. 6 are published today. (Peter Cundall)

6 February 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-39, CD-40, CD-41, CD-43, CD-46, CD-51 and CD-52 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4 February 2016. Posted revision to TROM of kaibokan MANJU on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2 February 2016. Well it has taken over 6 years to complete this series but today we posted the last, being KITA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN Most of the credit for this rests with the principal author, Gilbert Casse who has spent many hours translating the TROMs from Kanji. (Peter Cundall)

2 February 2016.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker AMAKASU MARU No. 1 an KYUSUISEN
Also posted a new TROM for NICHINAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 February 2016 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports ASOSAN MARU, ATSUTA MARU, ASAKASAN, KYUSHU MARU and TOSAN MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports SAN FRANCISCO MARU and UNKAI MARU No. 6 on ZATSUYOSEN.
IJN tankers DAIHO MARU (1944) and TOHO MARU (1944) on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs for:
IJN battleship YAMATO on SENKAN!,
IJN light cruiser KASHII, on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN kaibokan KANJU, KASADO, MANJU, MIYAKE, NOMI, OKI and YASHIRO on KAIBOKAN!
IJN oilers ATAGO MARU, FUJISAN MARU (1944), KYOKUHO MARU, NICHIEI MARU, YOSEI MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJN (ex-Axis) transport TEIHOKU MARU (ex-Vichy French PERSEE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN
IJN transport KOWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJA transports MIIKE MARU, OHIO MARU and OREGON MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN repair ship YAMABIKO MARU on KOSAKUKAN!,
IJN survey ship HAKUSA on SOKURYOSEN,
IJN target ship YAKAZE on HYOTEKIAN and
revised the Special Feature on the Imperial Japanese Navy Submarine and IJNAF Base and Marine Oil Terminal at Sabang, Sumatra
on Oil Fields and Refineries Under Japanese Control and on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 February 2016 Posted revisions to the TROMs of IJN Type 1 fast transports T.1, T.2, T.3, T.4, T.5, T.6, T.7, T.8, T.9 and T.10 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

31 January 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-31, CD-32, CD-33, CD-34, CD-35, CD-36 and CD-38 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

23 January 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-21, CD-22, CD-23, CD-25, CD-26, CD-27 and CD-28 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

16 January 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-14, CD-15, CD-16, CD-17, CD-18, CD-19 and CD-20 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

10 January 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-7, CD-8, CD-9, CD-10, CD-11, CD-12 and CD-13 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3 January 2016.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker GORYU MARU an KYUSUISEN
Also posted a new TROM for NITTETSU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

3 January 2016. Posted new transport TROMs CHIHAYA MARU, MANRYU MARU and SUITEN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

3 January 2016. Happy New Year. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan YASHIRO, CD-1, CD-2, CD-3, CD-4, CD-5, and CD-6 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 January 2016 Happy New Year to one and All! Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports AKI MARU, CHINA MARU, NANMAN (ex-FUJI) MARU, NORFOLK MARU, VENICE MARU and WALES MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen.

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN light cruisers KASHII, KINU, SENDAI and YURA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN Coast Defense Vessels: CD-14, CD-16, CD-38 and CD-46 on KAIBOKAN!
IJA subchasers CH-7, CH-8, CH-9 on KUSENTEI!
IJA transports CELEBES MARU and MONTREAL MARU, on Rikugun-Yusosen and
IJA transport NOJIMA MARU on on ZATSUYOSEN (Bob Hackett)

27 December 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan SHINNAN, SHONAN, TSUSHIMA, UKU, UKURU, WAKAMIYA, and YAKU on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

19 December 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan MIYAKE, NOMI, OKI, OKINAWA, SADO, SAKITO, and SHIMUSHU on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

12 December 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan KANJU, KUGA, KUME, KURAHASHI, MANJU, MATSUWA, and MIKURA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

6 December 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan HABUSHI, HIBURI, HIRADO, IKI, IKUNA, INAGI, and KASADO on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3 December 2015.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker KISOGAWA MARU an KYUSUISEN (Peter Cundall)

2 December 2015. Posted new transport TROMs KASUMI MARU, KEISHU MARU and RISUI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

2 December 2015 Posted a new TROM for YAMASACHI MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 December 2015 Posted new TROM for ex-IJN armored cruiser ASAMA on JUNYOKAN! Also posted revisions to TROMs of Midget Submarines in the SOLOMONS on SENSUIKAN! and river gunboat SUMA on HOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 December 2015. Posted revisions of TROMs for IJN submarines HA-207, HA-208, HA-209, HA-210, and HA-216 on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

29 November 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan AGUNI, AWAJI, CHIBURI, CHIKUBU, DAITO, ETOROFU, and FUKUE on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

22 November 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Minesweepers W-22, W-30, W-38, W-39 and W-101 on SOKAITEI! and AKITSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI! and YASUKUNI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

15 November 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of Patrol Boats PB-102, PB-104, and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI and Minesweepers W-17, W-18, W-20 and W-21 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

9 November 2015. We are pleased to announce a new series on IJN Auxiliary Water Tankers KYUSUISEN principally written by Berend van der Wal with help from Gilbert Casse and myself. The first in the series ASAYAMA MARU is published today. (Peter Cundall)

9 November 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers TSUGARU, and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and Patrol Boats PB-2, PB-31, PB-36, PB-38, and PB-39 on SHOKAITEI (Peter Cundall)

2 November 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers HATSUTAKA, NIIZAKI, NUWAJIMA, SHIRATAKA, SOKUTEN, TATSUMIYA MARU, and TENYO MARU on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

2 November 2015. Posted new transport TROMs NICHIRIN MARU, HOKI MARU and KEMBU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 November 2015. Posted revisions of TROMs for IJN battleships KONGO, HIEI, KIRISHIMA, HARUNA, NAGATO, MUTSU, FUSO and YAMASHIRO on SENKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 November 2015. Posted revisions of TROMs for IJN submarines HA-111, HA-112, HA-201, HA-202, HA-203, HA-204, HA-205 and HA-206 on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

25 October 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of second class destroyers ASAGAO, FUYO, KARUKAYA, KURETAKE, KURI, SANAE, and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

18 October 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of ex Axis merchant ships TEIRYU MARU, TEIYO MARU and TEIYU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, survey ship TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN, target ship target ship HAKACHI on HYOTEKIAN and auxiliary seaplane carriers KIYOKAWA MARU and KUNIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

11 October 2015. Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN supply ships IRAKO, KINEZAKI, NOZAKI and MAMIYA on KYURYOKAN! as well as IJN armed merchant cruisers KONGO MARU KINRYU MARU and UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5 October 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN aircraft transports: GOSHU MARU, LYONS MARU, MOGAMIGAWA MARU, and NAGOYA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!, and IJN Ammunition ship HIDE MARU, ONOE MARU and SOYA on KYUHEIKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4 October 2015 In response to a recent post on J-Aircraft we are happy to introduce a new principal author Berend van der Wal with a new TROM for SHOYU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 October 2015 Posted new transport TROMs ANAN MARU, HOKUHI MARU and PARAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 October 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Axis merchant ship TEIBI MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, target ship YAKAZE on HYOTEKIAN and exchange and repatriation ship KAMAKURA MARU on KOKANSEN, (Bob Hackett)

1 October 2015 Posted revisions of IJN submarines I-36, I-176, HA-101, HA-102, HA-103, HA-104, HA-105, HA-106, HA-107, HA-108, HA-109 and HA-110 on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

27 September 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports KENYO MARU, NANKAI MARU No. 2, SANTO MARU, TATSUTAGAWA MARU, and TOYO MARU No. 2 on ZATSUYOSEN, icebreaker ODOMARI on SAIHYOKAN, and IJN Repair Ship YAMASHIMO MARU on KOSAKUKAN!, (Peter Cundall)

13 September 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports KAISHO MARU, KENRYU MARU, KENSHO MARU, KIRIKAWA MARU, KIZUGAWA MARU, MITAKESAN MARU, and MUKO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

13 September 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports AKIBASAN MARU, AMAGISAN MARU, CHOAN MARU No. 2 GO, CHOKO MARU, EIKO MARU No. 2 GO, HOKUSHO MARU, and ARGENTINA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN The latter TROM is new in that it transfers data previously on Aircraft carrier KAIYO's TROM to a separate TROM and posts new information. (Peter Cundall)

5 September 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of AKATSUKI MARU, HISHI MARU No. 2, KUROSHIO MARU, RYUEI MARU, TEIYO MARU, TSURUMI, and YUHO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 September 2015. Posted revisions of IJN submarines I-177, I-178 and I-179 on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

1 September 2015. Posted new transport TROMs KYUSHU MARU, YAYOI MARU and MATSUYAMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 September 2015 Posted revisions of IJN sub tender CHOGEI on SENSUIKAN!, IJN river gunboats HIRA and HOZU on HOKAN! and IJN tanker KYOKUHO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

31 August 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of SHIRIYA, SHIRETOKO, SUNOSAKI, TOA MARU, TOEI MARU, TOEN MARU, and TOHO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

22 August 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of KUMAGAWA MARU, NOTORO, OKIKAWA MARU, OTORISAN MARU, RYOEI MARU, SAN PEDRO MARU, and SHIOYA on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

17 August 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of KYOKUTO MARU, KYUEI MARU, MANEI MARU, NARUTO, NICHIEI MARU, NIPPON MARU, and NISSHO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

9 August 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of GENYO MARU, HAYATOMO, HOYO MARU, IRO, ITSUKUSHIMA MARU, KOKUYO MARU, and KYOKO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 August 2015 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of AMATO MARU, ASHIZURI, AZUMA MARU, AZUSA MARU, CHORAN MARU, EIHO MARU, and ENOSHIMA MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 August 2015. Posted new transport TROMs SHINKO MARU NO. 1 GO and SHOSEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN Only two this month, on account of size, a magnificent effort by the principal author, Gilbert Casse. Back to three TROMs next month.(Peter Cundall)

1 August 2015 Posted a new Special Feature Ohka Type 11 rocket-assisted suicide glide bomb Operations at Okinawa - 1944-1945 on the WWII Imperial Japanese Naval Aviation Page that traces the history and development of the Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka Type 11 rocket-assisted suicide glide bomb and its operational deployement against the USN's Fifth Fleet off Okinawa, Ryukuyus, 1944-1945.(Bob Hackett)

1 August 2015 Restored the Special Feature Articles of Interest containing articles by Jonathan Parshall, Combinedfleet.com contributors and reader contributions. (Peter Chen)

1 August 2015 Posted New TROMs for IJN Type 1 fast transports T.17, T.18, T.19 and T.20 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! (Sander Kingsepp).

26 July 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-16, W-17, W-18, W-20, W-21, W-22 and W-30 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

20 July 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-68, CD-132, CD-213, CD-215, and CD-219 on KAIBOKAN! and PB-1, and PB-39 on SHOKAITEI (Peter Cundall)

11 July 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-33, CD-36, CD-38, CD-44, CD-46, CD-52, and CD-61 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4 July 2015 Happy 4th to all Americans, but please remember to be safe while celebrating Independence Day and also remember all those who served our country from the Revolutionary War forward. Posted a revision to TROM of IJN heavy cruiser CHOKAI incorporating new photos of some of the wrecks located by Paul Allen in Ironbottom Sound off Savo Island, Guadalcanal on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4 July 2015. Posted new transport TROMs CHOI MARU, MEISHO MARU and KIRI MARU No. 8 on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

4 July 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-16, CD-20, CD-22, CD-25, CD-28, CD-29, and CD-32 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 July 2015 Posted New TROMs for IJN Type 1 fast transports T.15 and T.16 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! (Sander Kingsepp).

28 June 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan SHIMUSHU, CD-1, CD-3, CD-5, CD-7, CD-8, and CD-14 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

22 June 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan ISHIGAKI, KASADO, MANJU, MIKURA, NOMI, OKI, and TSUSHIMA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

15 June 2015 Concluding the latest series of Kusentai updates we are posting revisions to TROMs of submarine chasers CH-56, CH-58 and CH-60 on KUSENTEI! as well as IJN armed merchant cruisers ASAKA MARU and UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! and IJN auxiliary submarine tenders HIE MARU and TSUKUSHI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 June 2015 Combined Fleet Editorial Announcement: After almost 15 years and about 1,000 TROMs and Special Features, I have decided to retire as Co-Managing Editor and Principal Contributor to Combinedfleet.com. I have enjoyed working with the members of CF and many of our readers. I especially want to thank Pete Chen, Combinedfleet.com’s Technical Manager, for his patience in assisting me with the subtle intricacies in posting TROMs using html using a new platform and a new ftp upload program.

I'm turning over the TROMs which I have authored and co-authored to my longtime friend and co-author Sander Kingsepp of Estonia. Although I may occasionally post something in the future, here are my last regular postings:

New TROMs for:
IJN tanker TAIEI MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJA transports BORDEAUX MARU, NAKO MARU and MONTREAL MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA hospital ship KAZUURA MARU on RIKUGUN-BYOINSEN
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.14 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! and
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.112 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!

revisions to TROMs of:
IJN battleship MUSASHI incorporating some new photos of the wreck by her discoverer Paul Allen on SENKAN!,
IJN cruisers HAGURO and MYOKO on JUNYOKAN,!
IJN kaibokan MIYAKE on KAIBOKAN! Co-author Erich Muehlthaler considers this TROM probably the most exciting of all kaibokan TROMs,
IJA transport LISBON MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, and
IJN submarine I-400 incorporating some new photos of the wreck by HURL on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

25 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of submarine chasers CH-44, CH-46, CH-47, CH-48, CH-49, CH-50 and CH-52 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

21 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of submarine chasers CH-33, CH-34, CH-35, CH-36, CH-38, CH-41 and CH-42 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

17 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of submarine chasers CH-23, CH-26, CH-28, CH-29, CH-30, CH-31 and CH-32 on KUSENTEI! I will be away for three weeks in late May and early June so am publishing extra TROMs in advance. Normal weekly postings will resume after my return. (Peter Cundall)

14 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of submarine chasers CH-12, CH-14, CH-16, CH-17, CH-18, CH-19 and CH-21 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

8 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers TAKASHIMA, TSUBAME, TSUGARU, and YAEYAMA on FUSETSUKAN! and TROMs of submarine chasers CH-1, CH-2 and CH-5 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

3 May 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers HATSUTAKA, ITSUKUSHIMA, KYOSAI, NIIZAKI, NASAMI, NUWAJIMA, and SAISHU on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

2 May 2015. Posted new transport TROMs HIKOSHIMA MARU, KAIKA MARU and DAICHO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

25 April 2015 On this ANZAC day, marking the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings, posted revisions to TROMs of IJN aircraft transports GOSHU MARU, KATSURAGI MARU, KEIYO MARU, MOGAMIGAWA MARU, and NAGOYA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!, ex Vichy French freighter TEIHOKU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and survey ship KATSURIKI on SOKURYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

19 April 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-34, W-39, W-41 and W-102 on SOKAITEI! and IJN auxiliary submarine tenders RIO DE JANEIRO MARU, SANTOS MARU and TSUKUSHI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

18 April 2015 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM of destroyer YUGURE (Anthony Tully with Allyn Nevitt)

12 April 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-25, W-26, W-27, W-28, W-29, W-30 and W-33 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

4 April 2015. Posted new transport TROMs NISSHO MARU No. 5, OTORI MARU and KUNITSU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

3 April 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-16, W-17, W-18, W-21, W-22, W-23 and W-24 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

29 March 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports YAMAGIRI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN and W-4, W-5, W-8, W-11, W-12 and W-15 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

26 March 2015 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM of destroyer TOKITSUKAZE (Anthony Tully with Allyn Nevitt)

2 March 2015. Combined Fleet Editorial Announcement: I am sorry to say that due to a mishap a couple of weeks ago where he badly injured his spine, Bob Hackett will be unable to post for a presently undetermined time. He is able to check email only occasionally. He does assure me he has improved and hopes to get by with Physical Therapy and not have to do surgery. - Please keep Bob in your prayers and thoughts. -- (Anthony Tully)

1 March 2015. Posted new transport TROMs JUZAN MARU, IWATO MARU and TOYO MARU No. 3 on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 March 2015 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports AMAGISAN MARU, FUKUEI MARU No. 10, HAKOZAKI MARU, HIYOSHI MARU, HOKKAI MARU, HOKUROKU MARU and IKUSHIMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

22 February 2015 Posted revisions of IJN Ammunition ship NICHII MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, IJN hospital ship MURO MARU on BYOINSEN, IJN Aircraft transport LYONS MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!, IJN Repair Ship YAMASHIMO MARU on KOSAKUKAN!, and IJN armed merchant cruisers BANGKOK MARU, SAIGON MARU and UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

15 February 2015 Posted revisions of Storeships ARASAKI, MAMIYA and MUROTO on KYURYOKAN! and auxiliary seaplane carriers KINUGASA MARU, KIYOKAWA MARU, SAGARA MARU and SANUKI MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

8 February 2015 Posted revisions of patrol boats PB-101, PB-102, PB-103, PB-104, and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI and survey ship TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN, and salvage tug KASASHIMA on KYUNANSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 February 2015. As a new departure, commencing monthly, we will post the new transport TROMs separately commencing with BUSHO MARU, NISSHO MARU No. 2 and NISSHO MARU No. 16 on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 February 2015 Posted revisions of PB-31, PB-33, PB-36, PB-37, PB-38, PB-39, and PB-46 on SHOKAITEI (Peter Cundall)

26 January 2015 Posted revisions of second class destroyers ASAGAO, HASU and KURI on KUCHIKUKAN! and ex French and German merchant ships TEIFU MARU, TEIREN MARU, TEIRITSU MARU, and TEIRYU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

17 January 2015 Continuing our revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of SUNOSAKI, TONAN MARU, and TSURUMI on YUSOSEN! and posted revisions to TROMs of river gunboats NANYO, OKITSU, SUMA, and TATARA on HOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

10 January 2015 Continuing our revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of SAN LUIS MARU, SARAWAK MARU, SHINKOKU MARU, SHIOYA, SHIRETOKO, TATEKAWA MARU, and TOEN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

4 January 2015 Happy New Year- Continuing our revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of NICHIEI MARU, NISSHO MARU, NOTORO, OGURA MARU No. 2, OGURA MARU No. 3, OKIKAWA MARU, and OTOWASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 January 2015 Happy New Year to All! I took a Christmas break to be with family, so I will not be posting anything until 1 February. (Bob Hackett)

28 December 2014 Continuing our revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of KIYO MARU, KOKUYO MARU, KUROSHIO MARU, KYOEI MARU No. 2, KYOEI MARU No. 3, KYOKUTO MARU, and MARIFU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

25 December 2014 Merry Xmas! Best wishes to all. We continue to post throughout the festive season with revisions to tankers ASHIZURI, FUJISAN MARU, GENYO MARU, HISHI MARU, HOYO MARU, JINEI MARU, and KAMOI on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

14 December 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers ITSUKUSHIMA, MAESHIMA, NIIZAKI, TSUBAME, WAKATAKA, and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and IJN hospital ship MURO MARU on BYOINSEN (Peter Cundall)

6 December 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN survey ships HAKUSA and KOMAHASHI on SOKURYOSEN, IJN ammunition ships NICHII MARU and TATSUTAKE MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, IJN auxiliary submarine tenders NAGOYA MARU and SANTOS MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! and IJN auxiliary seaplane tender KAGU MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 December 2014 Posted a new Book Review on Carrier attack - Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's own Pearl Harbor. and
new TROMs for:
IJA transports GENOA MARU, NAGARA MARU and PANAMA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports HIROTA MARU, YOSHIDA MARU and HIYOSHI MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.13 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.111 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!, and
IJN tanker SHUNTEN MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN cruisers CHIKUMA and TONE on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN light cruiser KUMA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN tanker ASANAGI MARU and ASASHIO MARU on YUSOSEN! ,
IJA transports ASO MARU, IKOMA MARU and MAYA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN river gunboats HIRA and SETA on HOKAN!,
IJA hospital ships AMERICA MARU and CHICAGO MARU, on RIKUGUN-BYOINSEN and
IJN submarine I-52 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

30 November 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-74, CD-76, CD-81, CD-85, CD-112, CD-154, and CD-194 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

25 November 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-4, CD-55, CD-59, CD-65, CD-71, CD-72, and CD-73 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

16 November 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-22, CD-30, CD-34, CD-39, CD-42, CD-45, and CD-47 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

8 November 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan SHIMUSHU, CD-7, CD-8, CD-9, CD-14, CD-16, and CD-21 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3 November 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan IKUNA, KANJU, SHINNAN, YAKU, CD-1, CD-2, and CD-5 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 November 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports HOFUKU MARU, MORIOKA MARU and TAKAOKA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports CHOAN MARU 2 GO, CHOKO MARU 2 GO and KOWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJA tanker KYODO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.12 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!,
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.110 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN! and
IJN tankers SHINSHU MARU and YUYO MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN battleships KONGO and MUSASHI on SENKAN!,
IJN minesweeper W-1 on SOKAITEI!,
IJA transports FRANCE MARU and HANKOW MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN subchaser CH-42 on KUSENTEI!,
IJA hospital ship SIBERIA MARU on RIKUGUN BOYINSEN!
IJN icebreaker ODOMARI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! and
IJN submarines I-44 and I-122 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

26 October 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan IKINO, MIYAKE, OKINAWA, SADO, UKU, WAKAMIYA, and YASHIRO on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

18 October 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan AMAKUSA, CHIKUBU, DAITO, ETOROFU, KASADO, MANJU, and MATSUWA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

11 October 2014 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transport YAMAFUKU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN and old destroyers ASAGAO, HASU, KURETAKE, KURI, TSUGA and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

6 October 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports MITAKESAN MARU, MUKO MARU, NANKAI MARU No. 2, OKITSU MARU, SANYO MARU, SUWA MARU and TOA MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 October 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJN minelayer KOEI MARU on FUSETSUKAN!,
IJA transports MEIGEN MARU, SHUNKO MARU, UGO MARU and UME MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports HINO MARU No. 2, UNKAI MARU No. 10, and FUKUEI MARU No. 10 on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.11 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.108 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN tankers ATAGO MARU and KYOKUUN MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN cruisers KUMANO, MOGAMI, and SUZUYA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN light cruiser YURA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN destroyer tender NIPPONKAI MARU on SUIRAI-BOKAN!
IJN minelayers NUWAJIMA, SAISHU and SOKUTEN on FUSETSUKAN!,
IJN aircraft transport MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and
IJN submarine I-36 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

28 September 2014 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transports KAISHO MARU, KENSHO MARU, KIKUKAWA MARU, KIMISHIMA MARU, KIROKAWA MARU, KOKAI MARU and KUNISHIMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

27 September 2014 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM of destroyer AKIZUKI (Anthony Tully with Allyn Nevitt)

21 September 2014 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transports AKIBASAN MARU, ASAHISAN MARU, FUKUYAMA MARU, HAKOZAKI MARU, HINO MARU No. 3, HIYOSHI MARU and KAGU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

14 September 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of river gunboats NARUMI, OKITSU, SUMA, and TATARA on HOKAN! and IJN auxiliary submarine tenders NAGOYA MARU and SANTOS MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! and IJN auxiliary seaplane tender KUNIKAWA MARU, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

7 September 2014 Posted revisions for HAYASAKI, IRAKO, KINEZAKI, MAMIYA and KURASAKI on KYURYOKAN! FUJIKAWA MARU and MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 September 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports DAKAR MARU, DELAGOA MARU, DURBAN MARU and HANKOW MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports HYAKUFUKU MARU, TOSHO MARU and DAIGEN MARU No. 7 on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.10 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.107 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN tankers ATAGO MARU and KYOKUUN MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN armed merchant cruisers AIKOKU MARU, GOKOKU MARU and KIYOSUMI MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!,
IJA transports OHIO MARU, OREGON MARU and PACIFIC MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN tankers TOHO MARU and KOKUYO MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJN supply ship KURASAKI on KYURYOKAN
IJA hospital ships BAIKAL MARU, MIKASA MARU, MIZUHO MARU, NAMINOUE MARU and RYUKO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen and
IJN submarine I-53 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

31 August 2014 Posted further revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-12, CD-45, and CD-47 on KAIBOKAN!; tankers ITSUKUSHIMA MARU, and KAMOI on YUSOSEN! and AKITSU MARU and MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI! (Peter Cundall)

24 August 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan AMAKUSA, FUKUE, HIRADO, MANJU, MIKURA, OKI, and CD-49 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

18 August 2014 Concluding our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels TOEI MARU, TONAN MARU No. 2, and TONAN MARU No. 3 on YUSOSEN! as well as revisions of minelayers UKISHIMA, and SARUSHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and minesweeper W-8 on SOKAITEI! and PB-38 on SHOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

13 August 2014 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels OGURA MARU No. 3, ONDO, SAN DIEGO MARU, SHINKOKU MARU, SHIRETOKO, SHOYO MARU, and TATEKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

9 August 2014 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels KYOKUYO MARU, NICHIEI MARU, NIPPON MARU, NISSHIN MARU, NISSHO MARU, NOTORO, and OMUROSAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

4 August 2014 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels GENYO MARU, HISHI MARU No. 2, IRO, KENYO MARU, KOKUYO MARU, KYOEI MARU, and KYOKUTO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 August 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports COLUMBIA MARU, and OLYMPIA MARU, and
IJA/IJN transport TOTTORI MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports YOKO MARU, SHOEI MARU and SHOHO MARU and
Civilian transport YAMATO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.9 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.106 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN tanker CHIKUMA MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted a major new revision by Sander Kingsepp to the TROM of:
IJN battleships HARUNA and a revision to battleship KIRISHIMA on SENKAN!,
IJA transports BELGIUM MARU, BORNEO MARU, INDIA MARU MEXICO MARU and SINGAPORE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and
IJA hospital ship ARABIA MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen(Bob Hackett)

28 July 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SHINKO MARU and TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN! and W-33 on SOKAITEI! and IJN armed merchant cruiser UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!, and KURETAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! and finally AKEBONO MARU and HOYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

20 July 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of river gunboats NARUMI, SUMA, and TATARA on HOKAN! and IJN ammunition ships HIDE MARU, HITACHI MARU, ONOE MARU and SOYA on KYUHEIKAN! (Peter Cundall)

14 July 2014 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for SHOHO on Kido Butai Carrier Troms. (Anthony Tully)

13 July 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-11, CH-22, CH-25, CH-40, CH-44, CH-47 and CH-48 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

7 July 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of transports IKUSHIMA MARU and TOEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN and tankers SAN DIEGO MARU, SAN LUIS MARU, TERUKAWA MARU and OGURA MARU No.1 on YUSOSEN! and IJN auxiliary seaplane tender SAGARA MARU, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 July 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports CEYLON MARU, FUKUYO MARU and SINGAPORE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.8 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Type 103 Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.105 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN tanker TATEKAWA MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and
Special Feature Strange but True Stories on KAIGUN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN cruisers MYOKO and NACHI on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN light cruisers NAGARA and KASHIMA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN sub tenders JINGEI and CHOGEI on SENSUIKAN!,
IJN tanker KYOKUYO MARU on YUSOSEN!, and (thanks to Sander Kingsepp)
IJN submarines I-361, I-364, I-365, I-366, I-367, I-368, I-369, I-370, I-371, I-373 and RO-63 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

22 June 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-37, CH-39, CH-53, CH-58, CH-60 and CH-63 on KUSENTEI! and IJN stores ship HAYASAKI on KYURYOKAN (Peter Cundall)

16 June 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-27, CH-31, CH-32, CH-33, CH-34, CH-35 and CH-36 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

1 June 2014 We are pleased to announce a new TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN! page on TOKUMU KANSEN! The new page will cover the IJN's Type 103 Landing Ship Tanks (LST) and today posted the first two of 47 such Type 103 LSTs, T.103. and T.104.

Also posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports JOHORE MARU, KURETAKE MARU, HIBI MARU and THAMES MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports SEIZAN MARU, RYOTOKU MARU and TOZAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN, and
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.7 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN cruisers CHIKUMA and TONE on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN sub tenders JINGEI and CHOGEI on SENSUIKAN!,
IJN subchaser CH-58 on KUSENTEI!
IJA transports BRISBANE MARU, NOTO MARU and SHINSEI MARU No. 1 on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA hospital ship ARABIA MARU on RIKUGUN-BYOINSEN,
IJN tanker KUMAGAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! and
IJN submarines I-351, I-361, I-362 and I-363 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

25 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-18, CH-20, CH-22, CH-23, CH-24, CH-25 and CH-26 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

24 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-10, CH-11, CH-12, CH-13, CH-14, CH-15 and CH-17 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

18 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SHIRATAKA, and TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN! and HIYOSHI MARU , KENSHO MARU , NAGISAN MARU and SUWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN and GENYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

17 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers NUWAJIMA, SARUSHIMA, SHINKO MARU, TAKASHIMA, TSUBAME, UKISHIMA, and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

11 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-198, CD-200, and CD-221 on KAIBOKAN! , SEIZAN MARU No. 2 on ZATSUYOSEN , KUMAGAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! and KAMOME, and NIIZAKI on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5 May 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan HODAKA, IWO, CD-77, CD-150, CD-190, CD-192, and CD-196 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 May 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA escort carrier YAMASHIO MARU on Rikugun-Kokubokan,
IJA transports OHIO MARU, OREGON MARU and SHINSEI MARU No. 1 on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports FUKUYAMA MARU, NICHIYU MARU and SUWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN transports TEIAN MARU (ex-Yugoslav TOMISLAV) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.6 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.150 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN tanker MATSUSHIMA MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJA tankers CERAM MARU and BUKUN MARU (ex-Dutch ANASTASIA) on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN stores ship KITAKAMI MARU on KYURYOKAN and
Special Feature Strange but True Stories on KAIGUN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN oiler HAYATOMO on YUSOSEN! ,
IJA tanker ARARE MARU (ex-Dutch PAULA) on Rikugun-Yusosen and
IJN submarine I-19 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

27 April 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports MUKO MARU, NANKAI MARU and TOA MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN, IJN ammunition ship HITACHI MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, storeship MUROTO on KYURYOKAN!, and IJN ex Axis transports TEIHOKU MARU (ex-Vichy French PERSEE) and TEIZUI MARU (ex-German MOSEL) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

20 April 2014 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transports IMIZU MARU, KANAYAMASAN MARU, KIRIKAWA MARU, TOYO MARU No. 2, YAMADORI MARU, YAMAFUKU MARU and YAMAGIRI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

14 April 2014 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for HOSHO on Kido Butai! Carrier Troms. (Anthony Tully)

13 April 2014 Posted revisions of PB-1, PB-2, and PB-38 on SHOKAITEI; IJN aircraft transports FUJIKAWA MARU, LYONS MARU and MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and IJN survey ship KOMAHASHI on SOKURYOSEN(Peter Cundall)

6 April 2014 Concluding the update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels KORYU MARU, TOHO MARU, TONAN MARU, TONAN MARU No. 2, TONAN MARU No.3, TSURUMI, and YAMAMIZU MARU No.2 on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 April 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports SAMARANG MARU, HAVANA MARU and MELBOURNE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN submarine depot ship TAIGEI (later light carrier RYUHO) on SENSUIKAN!
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.5 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN landing ship tank (LST) T.127 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN transports YOSHINOGAWA MARU, BRASIL MARU and NISSEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN tanker AKANE MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJA tanker ARARE MARU (ex-Dutch PAULA) on Rikugun-Yusosen and
Special Feature Strange but True Stories on KAIGUN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs of:
IJN battleships MUSASHI, YAMATO, NAGATO, FUSO and KONGO on SENKAN!,
IJN cruisers AOBA, ATAGO, CHIKUMA, CHOKAI, KUMANO, MYOKO, SUZUYA, TAKAO, TONE on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN light cruisers KINU, NOSHIRO, YURA and YAHAGI, on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN minelayer TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN!,
IJN auxiliary seaplane tender KAGU MARU, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN!
IJN armed merchant cruiser NOSHIRO MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!,
IJN transport TEIKAI MARU (ex-German FULDA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN,
IJN aircraft transports GOSHU MARU and MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!
IJN repair ships YAMABIKO MARU and YAMASHIMO MARU on KOSAKUKAN!,
IJN ammunition ships KOGYO MARU and NICHIRO MARU on KYUHEIKAN!,
IJN torpedo recovery ship KAMIKAZE MARU on SUIRAI-BOKAN!,
IJN hospital ship MURO MARU on BYOINSEN,
IJA hospital ship MIZUHO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen,
IJN survey ship TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN and
IJN submarine I-5 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

30 March 2014 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels JAMBI MARU, SHIRIYA, SHOYO MARU, SUNOSAKI, TACHIBANA MARU, TATEKAWA MARU, and TOEI MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

24 March 2014 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels AKEBONO MARU, OSE, SAN DIEGO MARU, SAN LUIS MARU, SAN PEDRO MARU, SAN RAMON MARU, and SHIRETOKO on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

15 March 2014 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels GOYO MARU, MANJU MARU, NAMPO MARU, NISSHIN MARU, NOTORO, OGURA MARU No. 2, and OMUROSAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

13 March 2014 Posted a new Special Feature "Turning off the Tap: Bombing Japan's Oil Refineries and Storage Centers" on KAIGUN! (Bob Hackett)

11 March 2014 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels AKATSUKI MARU, HISHI MARU No. 2, ITSUKUSHIMA MARU, KAMOI, KINREI MARU, KIYO MARU, and KYOKUYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 March 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports LONDON MARU, NAGATO MARU and YOSHIDA MARU No. 1 on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.4 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN Landing Ship Tank (LST) T.128 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN!,
IJN transports NISSHO MARU No. 18, HAKUTETSU MARU No. 7 and HAKUTETSU MARU No. 15 on ZATSUYOSEN,
IJN tanker AMATO MARU on YUSOSEN!
IJA tanker SHOSEI MARU (ex-British SOLEN) ) on Rikugun-Yusosen and a new
Special Feature page “Captured Southeast Asian Oil Fields and Refineries Under Japanese Control” on KAIGUN! The page includes a consolidation of articles previously posted on other Kaigun pages and posted a new Feature about the Ceram, Moluccas Oil Field .

Also posted revisions to TROMS of:
IJN light cruiser TENRYU on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN armed merchant cruiser SAIGON MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!,
IJA transport ITALY MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and
"Black Christmas" - The Fall of Hong Kong – 1941 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

28 February 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports AZUMASAN MARU, HOKUROKU MARU, KIMISHIMA MARU and MEIYO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN; IJN Aircraft transport KEIYO MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!; NIGITSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, and IJN tanker AZUMA MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

21 February 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-14, CD-16, and CD-24 on KAIBOKAN! and W-15, W-17, W-18 and W-33 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

18 February 2014 Posted fast transport T.3 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! and Landing Ships Tank (LST) T.102 and T.149 on TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

17 February 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of PB-31, PB-34, PB-35, and PB-46 on SHOKAITEI. Also posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan IKI, MUTSURE, and WAKAMIYA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

9 February 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of TATSUHARU MARU on FUSETSUKAN!, and Ammunition Ships KASHINO and KOGYO MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, and Second Class Destroyers ASAGAO, KURETAKE, SANAE and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4 Febuary 2014 We are pleased to announce a new TOKUSETSU-YUSOKAN ! page on TOKUMU KANSEN! The new page will cover the Imperial Japanese Navy’s (IJN) Type 101 Landing Ship Tanks (LST) and today posted the first of six such LSTs, T.101. (Bob Hackett)

1 Febuary 2014 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports HAGUE MARU, NAPLES MARU and OYO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN Type 1 fast transport T.2 on DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN!
IJN transports SHOEI MARU, TOYOSAKA MARU and SHINYO MARU No. 8 on ZATSUYOSEN
IJN tanker AKASHI MARU on YUSOSEN! and
IJA tanker NANSEI MARU (ex-PLEIODON) on Rikugun-Yusosen and
Special Feature Strange but True Stories on KAIGUN!

Also posted revisions to TROMS of:
IJN light cruisers NAGARA, NATORI and IZUMO on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN submarine I-156 on SENSUIKAN!,
IJA transports CELEBES MARU, on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA AA transports ARIZONA MARU on RIKUGUN-BOKUSEN!,
Axis merchant ship TEIHOKU MARU (former Vichy French PERSEE) on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN(Bob Hackett)

31 January 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN Supply and Special Service Ships NOJIMA and SHIRASAKI on KYURYOKAN!, minesweepers W-38 and W-39 on SOKAITEI!, minelayers SAISHU and TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN!, and submarine tender NAGOYA MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

27 January 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-112, CD-196, CD-205, CD-215, and CD-219 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions of survey ships KATSURIKI and KOMAHASHI on SOKURYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1/26/2014 We are pleased to announce a new DAI 1 GO-GATA YUSOKAN! page on TOKUMU KANSEN! The new page will cover the Imperial Japanese Navy’s (IJN) Type 1 fast transports and today we posted the first of 21 such transports, T.1. (Bob Hackett)

19 January 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-48, CD-49, CD-55, CD-57, CD-65, CD-74, and CD-77 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

12 January 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan NOMI, SHIMUSHU, YASHIRO, CD-6, CD-30, CD-36, and CD-47 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

6 January 2014 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan ETOROFU, FUKUE, HACHIJO, ISHIGAKI, KASADO, KUNASHIRI, and KURAHASHI on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 January 2014 Happy New Year to All! Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports BRISBANE MARU, HAWAII MARU and CHERIBON MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports HAKUSAN MARU, HAKOZAKI MARU and KEISHO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN
IJN tanker MUNAKATA MARU on YUSOSEN! and
IJA tanker HONAN MARU (ex-WAR SIRDAR) on Rikugun-Yusosen.

Also posted revisions to TROMS of:
IJN light cruisers JINTSU, NAKA, and NATORI on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN seaplane tender SANUKI MARU, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN!
IJA transports MIIKE MARU, and NOTO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA AA transports ARIZONA MARU and SADO MARU on RIKUGUN-BOKUSEN!,
IJN Hospital Ship TAKASAGO MARU on BYOINSEN,
IJN Supply and Special Service Ship NOJIMA on KYURYOKAN!,
IJN Aircraft transport KEIYO MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN!
IJN Submarines I-23 and I-156 on SENSUIKAN! and finally, posted a new
Special Feature
 Strange but True Stories on KAIGUN! (Bob Hackett)

30 December 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-13, CH-15, CH-36, CH-41, CH-43 and CH-49 on KUSENTEI! and TEIFU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

28 December 2013 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for KUWA on Long Lancers! Destroyer Troms. (Anthony Tully & Allyn Nevitt)

24 December 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Sokaitei W-15, W-17, W-18, W-23, W-24 and W-27 on SOKAITEI! and minelayer ISHIZAKI on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

16 December 2013 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transport and YAMAGIRI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN, minelayers NIIZAKI, NUWAJIMA, TAKASHIMA, and TSUBAME on FUSETSUKAN!, Old destroyer KARUKAYA on KUCHIKUKAN!, and Armed merchant cruiser UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

8 December 2013 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transports SANSEI MARU, SHINRYU MARU, SHINYO MARU, SHOKA MARU, SHOKEI MARU, TATSUWA MARU and TOEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

3 December 2013 Posted a new Special Feature Discovery of Imperial Japanese Navy Submarine and a revision to the TROM of I-400 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 December 2013 Posted revision to TROMs of IJN transports KOSEI MARU (3551 grt), KOSEI MARU (2205 grt), KOTO MARU, MANKO MARU, NACHISAN MARU, NITTEI MARU and RAKUTO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 December 2013 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports AFRICA MARU, MALTA MARU, MIIKE MARU, NORWAY MARU and NOTO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transports TENZAN MARU, SENZAN MARU and KOGANE MARU on ZATSUYOSEN
IJN tanker KAIHO MARU on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMS of:
IJA transports ITALY MARU and SYDNEY MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN transport TEIYO (ex-German SAARLAND) MARU on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN,
IJN tanker TEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN!
Exchange and repatriation ship TEIA MARU (ex-Vichy French ARAMIS) on KOKANSEN,
Subchaser CH-30 on KUSENTEI! and
Submarines I-25, I-26, I-38, I-44, I-122, I-152, I-153, I-156, I-157, I-165, I-166, HA-201 and RO-56 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

23 November 2013 Posted revision to TROM of tanker KUROSHIO MARU on YUSOSEN! and IJN transports AKASHISAN MARU, CHOKO MARU, CHOWA MARU, IKUSHIMA MARU, KAIKO MARU and KIKUKAWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

17 November 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan NOMI, SHIMUSHU, and CD-23 on KAIBOKAN! , Armed merchant cruiser ASAKA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! , Old destroyer KURETAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! , fast storeship SHIRASAKI on KYURYOKAN! and revision of repair ship HAKKAI MARU on KOSAKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

15 November 2013 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for AKAGI on Kido Butai! Carrier Troms. (Anthony Tully)

12 November 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan ETOROFU, FUKUE, HACHIJO, ISHIGAKI, KASADO, KUME, and KUNASHIRI on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4 November 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of W-23 and W-24 on SOKAITEI!, ISHIZAKI on FUSETSUKAN!, MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, PB-34 and PB-35 on SHOKAITEI and TEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 November 2013 Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports BANDOENG (ex-KINNO) MARU, TAMAHOKO (ex-YONE) MARU and SYDNEY MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA hospital ship TAIEI MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen,
IJN transports TOKYO MARU, MONTEVIDEO MARU and KANAYAMASAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN
IJN tanker FUJISAN MARU (1944) on YUSOSEN!

Also posted revisions to TROMS of:
Battleships MUSASHI, (a major rewrite by Sander Kingsepp) and FUSO, HYUGA, ISE and KIRISHIMA on SENKAN!,
Cruisers ASHIGARA, HAGURO, MAYA MYOKO and NACHI on JUNYOKAN!,
Light cruisers ISUZU, JINTSU and KINU on JUNYOKAN!,
Old destroyer KURI on KUCHIKUKAN! ,
Seaplane tender/oiler KAMOI on SUIJOKI-BOKAN!,
IJA transports ALASKA MARU, ENGLAND MARU, FRANCE MARU, HAMBURG MARU, MEXICO MARU and TACOMA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA anti-aircraft AA transport ZENYO MARU on RIKUGUN YUSOSEN,
IJA hospital ships MIKASA MARU, SEATTLE MARU and YOSHINO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen,
IJN armed merchant cruisers AWATA MARU and NOSHIRO MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!
IJN tanker HAKUBASAN MARU on YUSOSEN!,
IJA tanker KUROSHIO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
and a revision to The Marco Polo Bridge Incident of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941.
(Bob Hackett)

27 October 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-41, CH-43, CH-45, CH-46, CH-53, CH-60 and CH-63 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

20 October 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-15, CH-33, CH-34, CH-35, CH-36, CH-37 and CH-38 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

12 October 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-20, CH-21, CH-22, CH-23, CH-26, CH-31 and CH-32 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

9 October 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-3, CH-4, CH-7, CH-8, CH-9, CH-12 and CH-19 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

6 October 2013 Posted a revised TROM for light cruiser KASHII on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4 October 2013 Posted a revision to our Special Feature YU-GO: THE JAPANESE PLAN FOR A SECOND PEARL HARBOR SURPRISE ATTACK! on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 October 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports ITALY MARU, BUYO MARU, and ERIE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA hospital ship NAMINOUE MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, and IJN transports SHINSEI MARU No. 18, OGASHIMA MARU and TAIJUN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tankers TOJO MARU and ANJO (Ex-Dutch ANGELINA) MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions to IJA transport LIVERPOOL MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA tanker HOKKI MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen. and submarines I-153, I-154, I-155, I-60 and RO-63 and minor tweaks to I-35, I-53, I-55 and RO-62 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

28 September 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Sokaitei W-23, W-24, W-28, W-30, W-34, W-101 and W-102 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

21 September 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Sokaitei W-4, W-5, W-7, W-8, W-11, W-12 and W-22 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

15 September 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CHIBURI, FUKUE, MANJU, NOMI, OKI, SHIMUSHU, and TSUSHIMA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

6 September 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers AOTAKA, HATSUTAKA, ITSUKUSHIMA, SHIRATAKA, TSUGARU, WAKATAKA, and YAEYAMA on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 September 2013 Be safe tomorrow on America's Labor Day! Posted new TROMs for IJA transports GLASGOW MARU, INDIA MARU and LIVERPOOL MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA hospital ship RYUKO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports KASUGA MARU No. 2 Go, SHINKOKU MARU and HINO MARU No. 5 on ZATSUYOSEN and tankers ARITA MARU and YOSEI MARU (ex-Dutch JOSEFINA) on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions to IJA transports ADEN MARU, MEXICO MARU, MURORAN MARU and PACIFIC MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJN aircraft transport FUJIKAWA MARU on Kokuki-Umpansen!, second class destroyers ASAGAO and KURETAKE on KUCHIKUKAN!, CD-2, CD-13 and CD-14 on KAIBOKAN!, tankers TACHIBANA MARU and YAMAMIZU MARU No.2 on RIKGUN YUSOSEN!, IJN ammunition ship SOYA on KYUHEIKAN!, patrol boats PB-38 and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI and submarines I-35 and I-55 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

30 August 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-3, CD-10, CD-11, CD-19, CD-60, CD-61, and CD-134 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

23 August 2013 Posted revisions for tanker TEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and patrol boats PB-1 and PB-2 on SHOKAITEI and revisions for ARASAKI, IRAKO, MAMIYA and NOZAKI on KYURYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

16 August 2013 Posted revisions for auxiliary seaplane tender SANUKI MARU, and KAMOI, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! and tankers KOKUYO MARU, KYOEI MARU, NICHIEI MARU, and TAKASAKI on YUSOSEN! and IJN transport KOTO MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

9 August 2013 Posted revisions for ammunition ships HIDE MARU, NARUTO MARU, NICHII MARU, NICHIRO MARU, ONOE MARU, SOYA and TATSUTAKE MARU on KYUHEIKAN! (Peter Cundall)

2 August 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of hospital ships ASAHI MARU and HIKAWA MARU on Byoinsen, second class destroyer ASAGAO on KUCHIKUKAN! and aircraft transports FUJIKAWA MARU, GOSHU MARU, KEIYO MARU and MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 August 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports DENMARK MARU, ENGLAND MARU and FRANCE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA hospital ship BAIKAL MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports RYUKO MARU, IKUSHIMA MARU and AKIBASAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN, and tankers MITSUSHIMA MARU and TENEI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for IJA tanker TEIKON MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA transports HAVRE MARU and HAMBURG MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and submarines I-178, I-179, RO-34 and RO-102 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

27 July 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Axis merchant ships TEIFU MARU, TEIKA MARU, TEIRYU MARU, TEISHO MARU, TEISON MARU, TEIYU MARU, and TEIZUI MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

21 July 2013 Posted revision for auxiliary submarine tenders HEIAN MARU, NACHI MARU, NAGOYA MARU and SANTOS MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! and revision of repair ship HAKKAI MARU on KOSAKUKAN! and finally revisions of Army Landing Craft Depot Ships AKITSU MARU and MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI (Peter Cundall)

12 July 2013 Posted revision for auxiliary cruisers ASAKA MARU, BANGKOK MARU, KONGO MARU and UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! and revisions of patrol boats PB-103, PB-104 and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI(Peter Cundall)

6 July 2013 Concluding our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels TOA MARU, TONAN MARU, TONAN MARU No.2, and TONAN MARU No. 3 on YUSOSEN! and auxiliary seaplane tenders KAGU MARU, KINUGASA MARU, and KUNIKAWA MARU, on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3 July 2013 Posted revision for tanker SEIAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Gilbert Casse)

1 July 2013 Be safe celebrating America's Independence Day and remember all those who served our country. Posted new TROMs for IJA transports BRAZIL, KACHIDOKI (ex-PRESIDENT HARRISON) and SOMEDOMO MARUs on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJN transports KOSHIN MARU, WAYO MARU and IMIZU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN, IJN ore carrier TATSUBATO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and IJA tanker SERIA MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for IJA hospital ship ARIMASAN MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJA tanker RIKKO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJN “Midget Submarines Based in the Philippines. 1944-1945” and submarines I-1, I-45 and I-47 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

29 June 2013 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels ASANAGI MARU, ENOSHIMA MARU, JAMBI MARU, JUKO MARU, SUNOSAKI, TACHIBANA MARU, and TERUKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

21 June 2013 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels HAYATOMO, NISSHIN MARU, RYOEI MARU, SAN DIEGO MARU, SHINKOKU MARU, SHIOYA, and SHIRETOKO on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

14 June 2013 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels EIYO MARU No. 2, KINREI MARU, OTORISAN MARU, OTOWASAN MARU, PALEMBANG MARU, SAN PEDRO MARU, and SAN RAMON MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

7 June 2013 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels KYOEI MARU No. 3, KYOKUTO MARU, KYOKUYO MARU, NISSHO MARU, NOTORO, OMUROSAN MARU, and OSE on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 June 2013 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for JUNYO on Kido Butai! Carrier Troms. (Anthony Tully)

1 June 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports MURORAN MARU and MACASSAR MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA tanker RIKKO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship MIKASA MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports SHOKO MARU, SHOUN MARU and UNYO MARU No. 2 on ZATSUYOSEN, IJN ore carrier NIKKYO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tanker JINEI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for transport TEIKA MARU (ex-Vichy French CAP VARELLA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, and submarines I-22, I-60 and I-166 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

31 May 2013 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels EIYO MARU, ITSUKUSHIMA MARU, JAMBI MARU, KENYO MARU, KIYO MARU, KUMAGAWA MARU, and KUROSHIO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

29 May 2013 Posted the 27th and final segment "Black Christmas" - The Fall of Hong Kong – 1941 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. Based on reader input, also posted Revision 1. (Bob Hackett)

27 May 2013 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels ASHIZURI, AZUMA MARU, CHIHAYA MARU, FUJISAN MARU, GENYO MARU, HISHI MARU No.2, and IRO on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

19 May 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SARUSHIMA, UKISHIMA, and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and ERIMO, HOKKI MARU, and KORYU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

15 May 2013 Posted the 26th and penultimate segment The Seizure of Shanghai’s International Settlement – 1941 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

12 May 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Sokaitei W-20, W-27, W-29 and W-33 on SOKAITEI! and posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers AJIRO, AOTAKA, KYOSAI, and SAISHU on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5 May 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-24, CD-47, CD-49, CD-56 and CD-74 on KAIBOKAN! and W-1 and W-3 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

4 May 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports ATLAS MARU and KONAN MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA tanker KAISOKU MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship ARIMASAN MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN ore carrier NICHIREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tanker HOSEI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for light cruiser AGANO on JUNYOKAN!, landing craft depot ship AKITSU MARU on Rikugun-Tetsusei and submarines I-47 and 166 on SENSUIKAN! Also posted a revision to correct some technical (html) problems with our Special Feature on the Last Days of USS PERCH (SS-176) (Bob Hackett)

3 May 2013 Posted the 24th Segment “The Beginning of the Pacific War – The Attack on Pearl Harbor – 1941” on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

25 April 2013 With today being ANZAC Day (somewhat equivalent to Remembrance Day and Veterans Day elsewhere) in Australasia we are publishing early with revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan AMAKUSA, NOMI, OKI, SHISAKA, CD-4 CD-6 and CD-12 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

22 April 2013 Concluding the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-48, CH-50, CH-51, CH-52 and CH-54, on KUSENTEI! Also posted tanker HISHI MARU on YUSOSEN!, and TEIKO MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

17 April 2013 Posted the 24nd segment "The Seizure of Fuchow (Fuzhow) - 1941" on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

15 April 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-18, CH-30, CH-41, CH-42, CH-43, CH-44 and CH-47, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

12 April 2013 Posted a new Special Feature - Singapore at War! on JUNYOKAN! that traces the history and development of Singapore’s Naval Base, harbors and docks, oil refineries, military and civil air and seaplane bases and big gun fortifications. It also covers Singapore's conquest by the Japanese and their eventual surrender to the Allies. (Bob Hackett)

8 April 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-3, CH-7, CH-8, CH-9, CH-14, CH-16 and CH-17, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

6 April 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports MEXICO MARU and SUEZ MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship YOSHINO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen and IJN transports TARUSHIMA MARU, YAMAFUKU MARU and KOKAI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! Also posted revisions for light cruiser SAKAWA on JUNYOKAN!, tanker TANGO MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer YAEYAMA on FUSETSUKAN! and submarines I-2, I-165, RO-41 and RO-48 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3 April 2013 Posted the 23nd segment "The Occupation of of Tientsin's (Tianjin) British and American Concessions - 1940-1941" on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

1 April 2013 Happy Easter - Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers: W-25, W-27, W-29, W-33, and W-34 on SOKAITEI! and CH-1 and CH-2, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

26 March 2013 After adding new information re-posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers: W-23 and W-24 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

24 March 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers: W-12, W-15, W-17, W-18, W-20, W-23 and W-24 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

20 March 2013 Posted the 22nd segment Japanese Occupation of Vichy French Indochina - 1940-1941 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

15 March 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers: W-1, W-2, W-3, W-4, W-5, W-6 and W-11 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

9 March 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SOKUTEN, TSUBAME, TSUGARU, UKISHIMA, WAKATAKA and YAEYAMA on FUSETSUKAN! and river gunboat KARATSU on HOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

6 March 2013 Posted the twenty-first segment The Battle to Capture Ichang (Yichang) - 1940 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

4 March 2013 Posted a new Special Feature Surabaya, Java Naval Base, Oil Fields and Refineries Under Imperial Japanese Navy Control on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3 March 2013 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers AOTAKA, HATSUTAKA, ISHIZAKI, ITSUKUSHIMA, KAMOME, KYOSAI and SAISHU on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

2 March 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports KAIAN (YONEYAMA) MARU and SUMATRA MARU on RIKUGUN-YUSOSEN!, , IJA hospital ship MIZUHO MARU on RIKUGUN-BYOINSEN, IJN transports SHINRYU MARU, KOTO MARU and NAGISAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, IJN ore carrier KOKUSEI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and IJN tankers DAINAN MARU and ENOSHIMA MARU (ex-RFA EBONOL) on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

28 February 2013 Posted the twentieth segment The Amphibious Assault on Swatow (Shantou) - 1939 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

23 February 2013 Posted revisions of TROMs ASAGAO, KURETAKE, KURI and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! , AWAJI on KAIBOKAN!, and NOTORO and SATA on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

16 February 2013 Concluding the latest batch of Kusentei updates posted a revision to the TROM of Kusentei CH-60, on KUSENTEI, and new TROM revisions of PB-38, PB-46, PB-101, PB-103, and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI, and a single revision for NOJIMA on KYURYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

11 February 2013 Posted the nineteenth segment The Occupation of Pakhoi (Beihai) and Nanning - 1939 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

9 February 2013 Posted revisions 1 and 2 to our new Special Feature Imperial Japanese Navy Submarine and IJNAF Base and Marine Oil Terminal at Sabang, Sumatra on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9 February 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-40, CH-41, CH-45, CH 46, CH-49, CH-53 and CH-58, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

7 February 2013 Posted a new Special Feature Imperial Japanese Navy Submarine and IJNAF Base and Marine Oil Terminal at Sabang, Sumatra on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3 February 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports BELGIUM MARU and HIMALAYA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen (Bob Hackett)

3 February 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-33, CH-34, CH-35, CH 36, CH-37, CH-38 and CH-39, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

2 February 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA hospital ship MANILA MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports HINO MARU No. 3, TOEI MARU and TENRYU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier KOKKO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tankers YAMANAMI MARU and EININ MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for submarines RO-65 and RO-66 on SENSUIKAN! and a minor revision to our Special Feature "Oil Fields, Refineries and Storage Centers Under Imperial Japanese Army Control." (Bob Hackett)

26 January 2013 Posted a new Special Feature "Borneo Oil Fields and Refineries Under Imperial Japanese Navy Control" on YUSOSEN! The Feature provides details about the captured refineries on Borneo operated under IJN control and the USAAF’s B-24 "Liberator" attacks on them. Also reformatted our Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) Army Tankers page on RIKUGUN YUSOSEN. The page now includes data about the refineries on Sumatra as a Special Feature "Oil Fields, Refineries and Storage Centers Under Imperial Japanese Army Control." and covers the attacks on them by USAAF B-29 "Superfortress" and Royal Navy carrier aircraft. (Bob Hackett)

26 January 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-24, CH-26, CH-28, CH 29, CH-30, CH-31 and CH-32, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

19 January 2013 Posted the eighteenth segment The Campaign to Occupy Nanchang, China -1939 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

19 January 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-17, CH-18, CH-19, CH 20, CH-21, CH-22 and CH-23, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

14 January 2013 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-10, CH-11, CH-12, CH-13, CH-14, CH-15 and CH-16, on KUSENTEI! Note that some of these and subsequent revisions over the next 2 weeks will be fairly substantial and mostly cover off the 1942-43 period. (Peter Cundall)

14 January 2013 We are pleased to announce an addition to our Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) RIKUGUN YUSOSEN page. The new IJA Tankers page will cover Civilian, Shared and Captured/Raised Tankers in IJA Service. The page also provides details about the IJA's captured Royal Dutch Shell refineries on Sumatra and the Allies attacks on them by B-29s and carrier aircraft. Coverage is also given to the IJA's extensive use of captured/raised tankers in transporting fuel from Sumatra to captured oil storage centers in Singapore for futher transport to Japan’s far-flung Empire.

As a result of this change, 32 Army civilian operated (A), Army-civilian shared (A/C) and captured tankers formerly posted on our IJN YUSOSEN! page have been revised and moved to the new IJA page. (Bob Hackett)

8 January 2013 Posted some minor updates on OKITSU MARU and TAITO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, (Peter Cundall)

7 January 2013 Beginning a new series of Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-1, CH-2, CH-3, CH-6, CH-7, CH-8 and CH-9, on KUSENTEI! Note that some of these and subsequent revisions over the next 3 weeks will be fairly substantial and mostly cover off the 1942-43 period. (Peter Cundall)

5 January 2013 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports ADEN MARU, BENGAL MARU and KANSAI MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship AMERICA MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports YAMADORI MARU, SANTO MARU and SANSEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier KOKKA MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tanker EISHO MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for IJA Transport/POW Relief Supply Ship AWA MARU on both RYOSHOKUSEN and Rikugun-Yusosen and revisions to IJA AA transport YASUKAWA MARU and auxiliary seaplane tender SANYO MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! Also posted revisions for kaibokan CD-219 and CD-221 on KAIBOKAN! and to Midget Submarines in the Bismarcks - 1943-1944 on SENSUIKAN!

Finally, posted the last new TROM on KAIBOKAN! -- CD-204 -- culminating the Kaibokan series we began over seven years ago which now includes 231 such vessels. (Bob Hackett)

4 January 2013 Posted revisions of survey ships KATSURIKI and TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 January 2013 Happy New Year to All! Posted the seventeenth segment The Assault on Hainan Island, China -1938 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

31 December 2012 Concluding the revisions of Sokaitei- Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-7 and W-101 on SOKAITEI! Also published some new updates of OKI, SADO, SHIMUSHU, FUKUE and MUTSURE on KAIBOKAN! . More updates will follow early in the New Year. (Peter Cundall)

24 December 2012 Still continuing the revisions of Sokaitei- Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-21, W-22, W-26, W-27, W-28, W-30 and W-39 on SOKAITEI! Also taking account of recent postings and emails we are reposting with (mostly minor) updates W-3, W-11, W-15, W-17 and W-18. Merry Xmas to everyone. The next posting will be just before the New Year and the last for 2012. (Peter Cundall)

22 December 2012 Continuing the revisions of Sokaitei- Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-10, W-11, W-12, W-15, W-17, W-18 and W-20 on SOKAITEI! More to follow shortly. (Peter Cundall)

21 December 2012 Posted the sixteenth segment The Great Fire and First Battle of Changsha – 1938-1939 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

18 December 2012 No slowdown for Xmas- Posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-1, W-3, W-4, W-5, W-7, W-8 and W-9 on SOKAITEI! More to follow over the Xmas break. (Peter Cundall)

14 December 2012 Posted revision of transport TOYO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

8 December 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of old destroyer WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! Also posted revisions to TROMs of patrol boats PB-1, PB-2, PB-34, PB-35, PB-36, and PB-38 on SHOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

6 December 2012 Posted the fifteenth segment Assault on Amoy (Xiamen) – 1938 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

3 December 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of old destroyers ASAGAO, FUYO, HASU, KARUKAYA, KURETAKE, KURI and SANAE on KUCHIKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

1 December 2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports ALASKA MARU and CLYDE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship CHICAGO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports KASAGISAN MARU, HOKUSHO MARU and NAGATA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, kaibokan CD-202 on KAIBOKAN!, ore carrier HIOKI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tankers OESAN MARU and KYOKO MARU (ex-Dutch SEMIRAMIS) and new photo of TOEN MARU (ex-British AUNGBAN) on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions for IJA landing craft depot ship TAKATSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI and IJN kaibokan CD-33 and CD-52 on KAIBOKAN! plus a major revision (virtual rewrite) for I-25 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

27 November 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SHIRATAKA, SOKUTEN, TAKASHIMA, TATSUHARU MARU, TSUBAME, TSUGARU and WAKATAKA on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

20 November 2012 Posted the fourteenth segment The Bombing of Chungking - (Chongqing) 1938 - 1943 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

18 November 2012 Posted revisions to TROM of Yusosen TATEKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! and revisions of minelayers AOTAKA, EIJO MARU, HATSUTAKA, ITSUKUSHIMA, KAMOME and SHINKO MARU on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

11 November 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-130 and CD-138 on KAIBOKAN! and revisions of tankers ASHIZURI, HAYATOMO, NISSHIN MARU, OTOWASAN MARU, and SAN CLEMENTE MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

6 November 2011 Posted the thirteenth segment The Occupation of Chefoo (Yantai) - 1938 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

5 November 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-33, CD-42, CD-43, CD-51, CD-52, CD-66 and CD-112 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3 November 2011 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports HAMBURG MARU and BORNEO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and IJA hospital ship SEATTLE MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transports KIRIKAWA MARU, KIKUKAWA MARU and HIYOSHI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, kaibokan CD-200 on KAIBOKAN!, ore carrier HIGANE MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tankers YAMAZONO MARU and CHORAN MARU (ex-British LAKE CHAMPLAIN) on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions to TROMs for seaplane carrier CHITOSE on KIDO BUTAI!, subchaser CH-33 on KUSENTEI!, armed merchant cruiser UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! and minor revisions for submarines I-7, I-8, I-9, I-10, I-11 I-19 I-21, I-29 I-30 plus a major revision for I-32 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

24 October 2012 Posted the twelveth segment The Seizure of Tsingtao (Qingdao) - 1938 and a revision to The Campaign to Seize Canton (Guangzhou) - 1937- 1938 on our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

21 October 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-18, CD-20, CD-22, CD-23, CD-25, CD-30 and CD-32 on KAIBOKAN! There will be a break of a fortnight and postings will resume in early November. (Peter Cundall)

19 October 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-8, CD-9, CD-13, CD-14, CD-15, CD-16 and CD-17 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

13 October 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan WAKAMIYA, YASHIRO, CD-1, CD-2, CD-3, CD-4 and CD-6 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

9 October 2012 Posted the eleventh segment Stranding of S. S. PRESIDENT HOOVER - December 1937 of Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

6 October 2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA transport SHINANOGAWA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, IJA AA transport ATSUTASAN MARU on Rikugun-Boku Kikansen and IJA AA hospital ship FUSO MARU on Rikugun-Byoinsen, IJN transport TANGO MARU (ex-German RENDSBURG) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, IJN transports SHOKO MARU, KATORI MARU and KIZUGAWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, kaibokan CD-198 on KAIBOKAN!, ore carrier HIYORI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and IJN tanker AWAGAWA MARU, on YUSOSEN! Also posted a major revision for seaplane tender KAGU MARU on TOKUSETSU SUIJOKI-BOKAN! and major revisions to the TROM of submarines I-31 and I-73 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6 October 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan MATSUWA, MIKURA OKI, SADO, SHIMUSHU, SHONAN and TSUSHIMA on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

29 September 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan HIBURI, IKI, KANJU, KASADO, KURAHASHI, KUSAGAKI and MANJU on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

22 September 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Axis merchant ships TEIRYU MARU, and TEIYU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and commenced republishing some earlier TROMs showing new revisions, starting with AGUNI, AWAJI, DAITO, ETOROFU and FUKUE on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

19 September 2012 Posted the tenth segment The "China Incident" (USS PANAY) – 1937 of Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

15 September 2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Axis merchant ships TEIBI MARU, TEIHOKU MARU, TEIKA MARU, TEIKAI MARU, TEIKO MARU, TEIREN MARU, and TEIRITSU MARU on SENPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

8 September 2012 Concluding the Kuchikukan updates posted revisions to TROMs of old destroyers KURI, SANAE, TSUGA and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! Also published KIBITSU MARU and MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI and armed merchant cruiser SAIGON MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

9/5/12 Posted the ninth segment Major Battles Along The Yangtze River -1937-1938 of Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

9/1/12 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports PACIFIC MARU and HAVRE MARU and AA transport HIROKAWA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports SEIZAN MARU No. 2, HIROTAMA MARU and TATSUTAGAWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier HINAGA MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, IJN tankers ENGEN MARU, KOSHIN MARU and TEIKON MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-196 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a major revision to the TROM for submarine I-17 on SENSUIKAN!, and minor revisions to the TROMs for battleships KONGO and HARUNA on SENKAN!, and fleet oiler HAYATOMO on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

25 August 2012 Continuing the Shokaitei updates posted revisions to TROMs of patrol boats PB-36, PB-38, PB-39, PB-46, PB-101, PB-102, and PB-103 on SHOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

8/20/2012 Posted the eighth segment The IJN Destroys China's fleet - August-September 1937 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

20 August 2012 Concluding the Fusetsukan updates posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers SHIRATAKA, SOKUTEN, TAKASHIMA, UKISHIMA, YAEYAMA and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and PB-2 on SHOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

12 August 2012 Commencing the Fusetsukan updates posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers HATSUTAKA, KAMOME, MAESHIMA, NIIZAKI, NUWAJIMA, SAISHU and SARUSHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

8/4/12 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports CELEBES MARU and TACOMA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports TAIRYU MARU, NANKAI MARU No. 2 and KENSHO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier HIKACHI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, IJN tankers ENRYAKU MARU, NASUSAN MARU and OSE on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-194 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a revision for submarines I-1, I-3, I-4, I-6, I-7 and RO-33 on SENSUIKAN!, IJA landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI and revisions to The Marco Polo Bridge Incident and The Campaign to Seize Canton (Guangzhou) of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

3 August 2012 Concluding the Sokaitei updates posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-29, W-30, W-34, W-38, W-39, W-41 and W-101 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

31 July 2012 Continuing the Sokaitei updates posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-17, W-18, W-21, W-22, W-24, W-26 and W-27 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

7/22/2012 Posted the seventh segment The Great Hong Kong Typhoon September 1937 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

21 July 2012 Commencing the Sokaitei updates posted revisions to TROMs of minesweepers W-1, W-3, W-4. W-5, W-7, W-8 and W-15 on SOKAITEI! (Peter Cundall)

14 July 2012 Concluding the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-58, CH-60, CH-61 and CH-63 on KUSENTEI! Also posted revisions to supply ships KINEZAKI, KURASAKI and MUROTO on KYURYOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

7/7/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports BOSTON MARU and IJA hospital ship ARABIA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports SHIROGANE MARU, KINSEN MARU and KIMPOSAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier HIDAKA MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, IJN tankers DAITO MARU and RONSAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-192 on KAIBOKAN! and subchasers and CH-2, CH-11 and CH-12 on KUSENTEI! Also posted revisions to submarine I-372 on SENSUIKAN! and The Marco Polo Bridge Incident and The Campaign to Seize Canton (Guangzhou) and Japanese Occupation of Islands in the South China Sea - 1937 - 1941 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett)

5 July 2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-48, CH-49, CH-51, CH-52, CH-55, CH-56 and CH-57, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

3 July 2010 Be safe celebrating America's Independence Day and remember all those who served our country. Posted the sixth segment Japanese Occupation of Islands in the South China Sea - 1937 - 1941 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

6/30/2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-39, CH-40, CH-41, CH-42, CH-43, CH-46 and CH-47, on KUSENTEI! and a small update of MUKO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!(Peter Cundall)

6/23/2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-31, CH-32, CH-33, CH-35, CH-36, CH-37 and CH-38, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

6/16/2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-19, CH-20, CH-21, CH-23, CH-26, CH-28 and CH-30, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

6/9/2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-12, CH-13, CH-14, CH-15, CH-16, CH-17 and CH-18, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

6/7/2012 Posted the fifth segment The Campaign to Seize Canton (Guangzhou) - 1937-1938 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

6/3/2012 Announcing the publication of a paper entiled Operation Jaywick: A Reassessment of Results: that examines the success of the Australian based Commando raid on Singapore on 27 September 1943 and tentatively identifies the names of the six (not seven as claimed) vessels sunk and damaged on Articles of Interest (Peter Cundall)

6/3/2012 Posted a revised TROM for tanker MANJU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

6/2/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports TAKACHIHO MARU and IJA hospital ship URAL MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports SHOKEI MARU, KOSEI MARU and NICHIEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier HIDA MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, IJN tankers ENKEI MARU and KONSAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-190 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to light cruisers NAKA, ISUZU and YUBARI on JUNYOKAN!, IJN transport TAMASHIMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, transport TEIFU MARU (ex-Vichy French BOUGAINVILLE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, survey ships KATSURIKI and KOMAHASHI on SOKURYOSEN and minelayers TSUBAME and KYOSAI on FUSETSUKAN! Also posted revisions to our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941 segments on The Beginning of War in Asia - The Mukden Incident and the Conquest of Manchuria – 1931 and China’s Political Leaders – Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Tse-Tung (Bob Hackett)

6/1/2012 Continuing the Kusentei updates we have posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-3, CH-4, CH-5, CH-7, CH-8, CH-9 and CH-10, on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

5/26/2012 Concluding the Kaibokan updates we have posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-138, CD-144, CD-150, CD-207, CD-24, and OKI on KAIBOKAN! The next set of updates will be Submarine Chasers with the first CH-1 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

5/20/2012 Posted the fourth segment The Beginning of The Second Sino-Japanese War - "The Marco Polo Bridge Incident" and the Fall of Peiping and Shanghai - 1937 of our Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

5/19/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-66, CD-67, CD-76, CD-82, CD-112, CD-130 and CD-132 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5/12/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-50, CD-51, CD-52, CD-55, CD-56, CD-63 and CD-64 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5/5/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA transports CANBERRA MARU and IJA hospital ship SIBERIA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports NITTEI MARU, CHUWA MARU and HAKONESAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tankers ENCHO MARU and SANRAKU MARU on YUSOSEN!, ore carrier GYOKUYO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and kaibokan CD-186 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to ex-armored cruisers IZUMO, IWATE and YAKUMO on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/5/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-36, CD-39, CD-41, CD-42, CD-43, CD-44 and CD-46 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5/1/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-35, CD-34, CD-33, CD-32, CD-31, CD-30 and CD-28 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

5/1/2012 Posted the third segment The Fourth Fleet Incidents - 1934 - 1935 of our new Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

4/26/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-18, CD-20, CD-22, CD-23, CD-25, CD-26 and CD-27 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4/21/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-10, CD-11, CD-12, CD-13, CD-14, CD-16 and CD-17 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4/14/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-3, CD-4, CD-5, CD-6, CD-7, CD-8 and CD-9 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4/9/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of kaibokan SHIMUSHU, SHINNAN, TSUSHIMA, WAKAMIYA, YASHIRO, CD-1 and CD-2 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

4/7/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA AA transports SADO MARU and YASUKAWA MARU, IJA hospital ship BUENOS AIRES MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports AMAGISAN MARU, CHOWA MARU and NIKKOKU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker ENCHO MARU on YUSOSEN! ore carrier DAIYOKU MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and kaibokan CD-160 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to Midget Submarines in the Solomons on SENSUIKAN! and survey ship KOMAHASHI MARU on SOKURYOSEN (Bob Hackett)

4/6/2012 Posted the second segment China’s Political Leaders – Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Tse-Tung of our new Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

3/23/2012 URGENT! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has zeroed out the budget for the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab (HURL) starting 1 October 2012. If HURL’s budget is not reinstated, it is likely their submersible program will be shut down. This program has been operating for 30 years doing science, research, and exploration from Midway to New Zealand, not to mention their incidental discoveries of IJN I-class and midget submarines off Hawaii. Please lend your support by joining this petition before the 27 March 2012 Senate Hearing. The hearing is next Tuesday, so do it today! (Bob Hackett)

3/23/2012 Posted new Special Feature RISING STORM - THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY AND CHINA - 1931-1941. The new feature and its accompanying segments are about the undeclared Sino-Japanese War and the IJN’s most important actions during that enormous conflict. Also posted the first segment The Beginning of War in Asia - The Mukden Incident" and the Conquest of Manchuria – 1931. Future segments will be posted about bi-monthly. (Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Anthony Tully)

3/21/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan KUSAGAKI, MANJU, MATSUWA, MIKURA, MIYAKE, OKINAWA and SADO on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3/17/2012 Posted revisions to TROMs of kaibokan FUKUE, HIBURI, HIRADO, ISHIGAKI, KANJU, KASADO and KURAHASHI on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3/16/2012 - Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for RYUJO on Kido Butai! Carrier Troms. Also commenced posting the first of revised style carrier data pages assisted by Gilbert Casse with one for RYUJO (Anthony Tully)

3/11/2012 Posted a new Book Review "SUNDAY IN HELL: PEARL HARBOR MINUTE BY MINUTE." (Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp)

3/7/2012 Concluding our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels TONAN MARU No.2, TSURUMI and YAMAMIZU MARU No.2, Commencing next with Kaibokan we are posting revisions for AGUNI, AWAJI, DAITO and ETOROFU on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

3/4/2012 Posted revisions to TROMS of battleships YAMATO, MUSASHI, ISE and YAMASHIRO on SENKAN!, light cruisers KISO, TAMA, ISUZU and TATSUTA on JUNYOKAN!, tanker DAIMEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, sub tender YASUKUNI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! and kaibokan AMAKUSA, CD-26 and CD-69 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/3/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJA AA transport ARIZONA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN tanker OJIKASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! ore carrier DAIYOKU MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, transports TAMASHIMA MARU, KOSEI MARU and AZUMASAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and kaibokan CD-160 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions for IJN transport TOA MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN! and submarines RO-33, RO-34, RO-60, RO-114, RO-116, RO-117, RO-500, RO-501 and I-41 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/2/2012 Nearly concluding our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels SHIMPO MARU, SHINEI MARU, SHINKOKU MARU, SHIRIYA, SHOYO MARU, TACHIBANA MARU, and TOA MARU on YUSOSEN! Next week will see the final three Yusosen published and a new series of updates started.(Peter Cundall)

2/26/2012 Continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels OTORISAN MARU, OTOWASAN MARU, RYUEI MARU, SAN DIEGO MARU, SAN LUIS MARU, SAN PEDRO MARU, and SARAWAK MARU on YUSOSEN! Next week will see the final tanker updates in this tranche posted (Peter Cundall)

2/19/2012 Further continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels NIPPON MARU, NISSHIN MARU, NIYO MARU, OGURA MARU No.1, OGURA MARU No.2, OGURA MARU No.3, and OMINESAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2/18/2012 Posted revised TROMs for light cruisers NAKA and ISUZU on JUNYOKAN! and armed merchant cruisers KIYOSUMI and GOKOKU MARUs on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! and a revision to auxiliary submarine tender HEIAN MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/12/2012 Still continuing our update of tankers we are posting revisions for vessels KYOEI MARU No.2, KYOKUTO MARU, KYUEI MARU, MATSUMOTO MARU, MIRI MARU, NAMPO MARU, and NICHINAN MARU No.2 on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2/6/2012 Continuing our update of tankers We are posting revisions for vessels EIHO MARU, EIYO MARU, EIYO MARU No.2, GOYO MARU, KIRISHIMA MARU, KIYO MARU, and KUROSHIO MARU on YUSOSEN! . (Peter Cundall)

2/4/2012 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports NANA MARU, TOA MARU No. 2 GO and KOTO MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker DAIETSU MARU on YUSOSEN!, IJA auxiliary transport AOBASAN MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN! and continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted TEISHUN MARU (ex-Vichy French TEI SEUN HONG) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN. Also posted revisions to CO and other data for submarines RO-100, RO-101, RO-102, RO-103, RO-104, RO-105, RO-106, RO-107, RO-108, RO-109, RO-110 and RO-111 on SENSUIKAN! and revisions to tankers AKEBONO MARU and ICHIYO MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer TATSUMIYA, patrol boat PB-31 on SHOKAITEI! and minesweeper W-22 on SOKAITEI! My next regular posting will be on 3 March 2012 and once a month thereafter; however, I may also post revisions from time to time betwen now and then. (Bob Hackett)

2/1/2012 Posted revisions for kaibokan CD-6 on KAIBOKAN!, subchasers CH-10 and CH-12 on KUSENTEI!, minesweepers W-20, and W-28 on SOKAITEI! and minelayers KYOSAI, SARUSHIMA and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! Also posted revisions to cargo vessel KONEI MARU (ex-Italian FURIERE CONSOLIN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and IJA landing craft depot ship MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI. (Bob Hackett)

01/29/2012 We are pleased to announce that Peter Cundall will commence posting a substantial number of revisions on TOKUMU KANSEN and TOKUSETSU KANSEN mostly related to convoy movements and compositions. We are beginning with tankers AMATSU MARU, ASANAGI MARU, ASASHIO MARU, ASHIZURI, BOKUEI MARU, CHIHAYA MARU, and CHIYODA MARU on YUSOSEN! . We expect to continue posting on a weekly basis for the time being. (Peter Cundall)

1/19/2012 Posted updated TROM on KIDO BUTAI! CV records of UNYO. (Anthony Tully)

12/24/2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Posted new TROMs for IJN transports KANO MARU and KAIKO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker DAIGYO MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions to CO data on TROMs for submarines RO-60, RO-61, RO-62, RO-63, RO-64, RO-65, RO-66, RO-67, RO-68, RO-112, RO-113 and RO-115 on SENSUIKAN!, transport NANKAI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and minelayers TOKIWA, ITSUKUSHIMA, OKINOSHIMA, and SHIRATAKA on FUSETSUKAN! We are taking holiday and winter breaks. Our next posting will be on 4 Feb 2012 and once a month thereafter. (Bob Hackett)

12/17/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports ASAHISAN MARU and AKASHISAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker YAMAZAWA MARU on YUSOSEN!, ore carrier DAIZEN MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and kaibokan CD-158 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted more revisions to CO data for submarines RO-41, RO-42, RO-43, RO-44, RO-45, RO-46, RO-47, RO-48, RO-49, RO-50, RO-55 and RO-56 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/11/2011 Posted copies of the two former Combinedfleet.com IJN Discussion Boards (May 2000-October 2007) on link thread here. (Anthony Tully)

12/10/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports MEIYO MARU and YAMAGIRI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker TAMON MARU No. 15 on YUSOSEN!, IJA transport CALCUTTA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN! and kaibokan CD-156 on KAIBOKAN! and a major TROM revision by Sander Kingsepp for submarine RO-34 on SENSUIKAN! Also posted a revision to IJN's Midget Submarines in the Solomons and revisions to CO data for submarines RO-35, RO-36, RO-37, RO-38, RO-39 and RO-40 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/2/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports SHOHEI MARU and SHOAN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tankers TACHIBANA MARU and EIWA MARU on YUSOSEN!, ore carrier DAIGO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and kaibokan CD-154 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/26/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports NIKKAI MARU and RAKUTO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker OTSUSAN MARU on YUSOSEN!, ore carrier DAIKYO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and kaibokan CD-227 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted minor revisions for ammunition ship SOYA on KYUHEIKAN!, minelayer TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN! and IJN explosive motorboats (EMB) based on Formosa (Taiwan) and the Pescadore Islands on SHINYO! (Bob Hackett)

11/19/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports ANSHU MARU and SEIKYO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker AKIKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! and ore carrier AKIKAWA MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and major revisions for submarines I-121, I-122, I-123 and I-124 on SENSUIKAN! Also posted minor revisions for light cruisers ABUKUMA and KITAKAMI on JUNYOKAN! and ammunition ship KOTOKU MARU on KYUHEIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

11/12/2011 Posted new TROMs for ammunition ship KOTOKU MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, IJN transports OKITSU MARU and SHINKYO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker OSAKASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted a major revision to transport TEIKO MARU on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN! and a revised TROM for light cruiser ISUZU on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/5/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports CUBA MARU and MIKAGE MARU No. 3 on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker KENJO MARU on YUSOSEN! and revised TROMs for subchasers CH-22, CH-24, CH-37 and CH-38 on KUSENTEI! Also posted revisions to our TROM on midget submarines in the Bismarcks and our Special Feature "The Final Destruction of Japan’s Submarine Fleet" both on SENSUIKAN! and a new Book Review on "Darwin’s Submarine I-124". (Bob Hackett)

10/29/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports SHOKA MARU and TAITO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier GYOKUREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, tanker ASOKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! and an expanded TROM on midget submarines at Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands on SENSUIKAN! Also posted revised TROMs for IJA AA transport SAKURA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transport HEITO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker DAISHU MARU on YUSOSEN!, ore carrier HOREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, kaibokan FUKUE and OKI on KAIBOKAN!, repair ship HAKKAI MARU on KOSAKUKAN! and hospital ship HIKAWA MARU on BYOINSEN (Bob Hackett)

10/22/2011 Posted a new TROM in our series on the IJN's midget submarines at Chichi-jima, Bonins on SENSUIKAN! Also posted new TROMs for IJA AA transport SAKURA MARU on RIKUGUN-SEN!, IJN transports TOKAI MARU and HEITO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker DAISHU MARU on YUSOSEN! and ore carrier HOREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and a revision to subchaser CH-51 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

10/15/2011 For simplicity and ease of use, we have consolidated our separate Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) ship pages on a new RIKUGUN-SEN! page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page includes our coverage of RIKUGUN YUSOSEN troop transports, RIKUGUN BOKUSEN anti-aircraft AA transports, RIKUGUN BYOINSEN hospital ships, RIKUGUN TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI landing craft depot ships and the RIKUGUN KIJUKISEN crane ship. Today, we posted a new IJA transport TROM, TAIYO MARU on the consolidated page. Also posted new TROMs in our series on IJN's midget submarines at Halmahera, Moluccas on SENSUIKAN! and transports NANKAI MARU and HOKKAI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! Posted revisions for IJN submarine I-153 on SENSUIKAN!, auxiliary seaplane tender KAMIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! and light cruiser YUBARI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/8/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports KINAI MARU and HOKUROKU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier BATOPAHAT MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, emergency tanker HOKUAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-150 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a major revision to TROMs for submarine I-22 and a minor revision for I-153 on SENSUIKAN, revisions to IJA anti-aircraft AA transport ZENYO MARU on RIKUGUN YUSOSEN, cruiser KAKO and light cruiser NAGARA on JUNYOKAN! and minor revisions for minesweeper W-21 on SOKAITEI! and supply ship KINEZAKI on KYURYOKAN! Thanks go to all our readers for their contributions, both on this site and on J-Air. (Bob Hackett)

10/1/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports CHOKO MARU and EIKO MARU No. 2 GO on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier GINREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, emergency tanker SEIAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-225 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted major revisions to TROMs for submarines I-60 and I-185 on SENSUIKAN and a revision for light cruiser NAGARA on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/24/2011 Posted new TROMs for Imperial Army anti-aircraft AA transport ZENYO MARU on RIKUGUN YUSOSEN, IJN transports SHINYO MARU and NOJIMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier NIKKO MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, emergency tanker KOZUI MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-144 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions for minelayer TSUGARU on FUSETSUKAN! and supply ship KURASAKI on KYURYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/17/2011 We are pleased to announce a new RIKUGUN YUSOSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page will cover some interesting Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) troops transports and all of the IJA’s RIKUGUN BOKUSEN anti-aircraft AA transports, and today we posted LISBON MARU. Also posted new TROMs for IJN transports KUNISHIMA MARU and TOYO MARU MARU No. 2 on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier KINREI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, tanker TATSUYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-221 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions for IJA landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI and IJN sub tender CHOGEI on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/10/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports MITAKESAN MARU and TOYO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier SEINAN MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, tanker EBARA MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-142 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted major revisions for transports NACHISAN MARU and MANKO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and a revision for tanker DAIMEI MARU on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/3/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports KENYO MARU and KOFUKU MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, ore carrier HONAN MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN, tanker DAIMEI MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-219 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/27/2011 Posted new TROMs for transports KENRYU MARU and KAISHO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, captured Danish vessel TEIKYU MARU (ex-GUSTAV DIEDERICHSEN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, ore carrier SHONAN MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN and tanker TATSUNO MARU and a revised TROM for tanker MIRI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted a new TROM for kaibokan CD-217 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/19/2011 Continuing our coverage of Japan's wartime ore carriers posted TROM for TOYOKUNI MARU on KOSEKI UMPANSEN. Also posted new TROMs for transports NANIWA MARU and KAIHEI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN!, tanker ZUIHO MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-138 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/13/2011 We are pleased to announce a new KOSEKI UMPANSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page will cover Japan's wartime ore carriers and today we posted YASUKUNI MARU. Also posted new TROMs for transports SENKO MARU and MEITEN MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker SHINEI MARU on YUSOSEN! Continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for TORNATOR GO (ex-Finnish NORSEMAN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN. Also posted a new TROM for kaibokan CD-134 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/6/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transports TATSUHO and MUKO MARUs on ZATSUYOSEN! and tankers MATSUMOTO and SHINCHO MARUs on YUSOSEN!, minelayer TATSUMIYA MARU on FUSETSUKAN! and kaibokan CD-215 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a revised TROM for EMBs based in the Philippines on SHINYO! (Bob Hackett)

7/30/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transport TATSUWA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker ICHIU MARU on YUSOSEN! Continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for AOKI MARU (ex-Italian AMBA ALAGI) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN. Also posted a new TROM for kaibokan CD-132 on KAIBOKAN! and a minor revision for heavy cruiser HAGURO on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/23/2011 Posted new TROMs for IJN transport KIMISHIMA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN! and tanker MEDAN MARU on YUSOSEN! Continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for MARUKO MARU (ex-Italian MARCO POLO) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN. Also posted new TROMs for kaibokan CD-130 and CD-213 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/16/2011 Continuing our series on the IJN's transports on our new ZATSUYOSEN! page, posted MYOKO MARU. Completing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats (EMB), posted a new TROM for EMBs based at Shanghai, China on SHINYO! Also continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for HARYU MARU (ex-Italian GRANATIERE PADULA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and new TROMs for OGURASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-126 and CD-207 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/9/2011 We are pleased to announce that Gilbert Casse has agreed to join us as a co-author on a new ZATSUYOSEN! page. The page will cover the IJN’s converted transport fleet and today we are posting NACHISAN MARU and MANKO MARU. Welcome aboard Gilbert!

Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats (EMB), posted a new TROM for EMBs based at Amoy (Xiamen), China on SHINYO!
Also continuing our coverage of former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for TEISHO MARU (ex-German HAVENSTEIN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and new TROMs for kaibokan CD-124 and CD-205 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/17/2011 Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats (EMB), posted a new TROM for EMBs based on Hainan Island, China on SHINYO! and completing our series on the IJA's landing craft depot ships, posted SETTSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI. Also posted new TROMs for fleet tankers NICHINAN and SEISHIN MARUs on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-105 and CD-118 on KAIBOKAN! Note: We are shutting down posting to take a Summer break. Our next regular posting will be in July, the exact date TBD. (Bob Hackett)

6/11/2011 Our YUSOSEN! page has new look to recognize OHKYU YUSOSEN. These were 20 passenger-cargo ships converted to emergency tankers in late 1942 to help meet war time demands for oil and gasoline. Although some OKYU YUSOSEN have already been posted, the new section will give separate and complete coverage. Posted new TROMs for OHKYU YUSOSEN HAKUBASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-97 and CD-116 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revised TROMs for subchasers CH-19, CH-35,