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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 revisions to TROMs of IJN transports KAISHO MARU, KENSHO MARU, KIKUKAWA MARU, KIMISHIMA MARU, KIRIKAWA 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 revisions 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)

16 September 2014 Posted Enhanced Edition TROM of destroyer MATSU (Anthony Tully with Allyn Nevitt)

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, CH-36, CH-37 and CH-39 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

6/4/2011 Continuing our series on the IJA's landing craft depot ships, posted a new TROM for TAMATSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI. Also posted a new TROM for fleet tanker NICHINAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and major revisions for food supply ships MAMIYA, and IRAKO, and a minor revision for ARASAKI on KYURYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/28/2011 Remember all of our veterans tomorrow on America's Memorial Day! Especially support our disabled vets in anyway that you can. Posted a new TROM for fleet tanker TAKETOYO MARU and minor revisions for Naval fleet oilers ASHIZURI and KAZAHAYA on YUSOSEN! Also posted major revisions for kaibokan IKI on KAIBOKAN! and patrol boat PB-46 on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/21/2011 Posted new TROM for tanker KOKUEI MARU and revisions for tankers NISSHO, OMUROSAN, OTOWASAN, SAN DIEGO, SAN PEDRO, SHOYO, TATEKAWA, TOA, TOEI, and TOHO MARUs and OGURA MARU No. 3 and TONAN MARU No. 2 all on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

5/14/2011 Posted a new TROM for fleet tanker TENSHIN MARU and minor revisions for merchant tankers KENYO, KIYO, KOKUYO, KUROSHIO, KYOKUTO, NICHIEI and NIPPON MARUs on YUSOSEN! Also posted a new TROM for kaibokan CD-95 and a revision for CD-82 based on a Russian reader’s input about her loss on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/7/2011 Posted new TROMs for fleet tanker ICHIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-87 and CD-112 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to the TROMs for merchant tankers AKATSUKI, AKEBONO, FUJISAN, GENYO, HOYO and ITSUKUSHIMA MARUs and HISHI MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

30 April 2011 Posted new TROMs for transport TEISON MARU (ex-Vichy French VILLE DE VERDUN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, and a new TROM for fleet tanker KYOKUHO MARU. Also, continuing with changes to our TROMs based on new JACAR data, posted revisions for naval fleet oilers NARUTO, IRO, SATA, ONDO, SHIRETOKO, SHIRIYA and NOTORO all on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

4/23/2011 Easter Greetings to All! Continuing our series on the IJA's landing craft depot ships, posted a new TROM for NIGITSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI and a new TROM for fleet tanker ARIAKE MARU on YUSOSEN! Peter Cundall continues mining data from the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), so today we are also posting major revisions to the TROMs for minelayer NUWAJIMA, YURIJIMA, NATSUSHIMA and NASAMI on FUSETSUKAN!

I would like to thank my friend Gilbert Casse of France for all the time he dutifully spends each week proof reading our TROMs for errors to help bring you the quality postings you've come to expect on CF. Gilbert, a ship modeller by avocation, has also provided some great photos for the site. (Bob Hackett)

4/16/2011 Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats (EMB), posted a new TROM for EMBs based on Formosa (Taiwan) and the Pescadore Islands and a revised TROM for EMBs based in the Philippines both on SHINYO! and new TROMs for fleet tanker KYOKUEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-85 and CD-106 and a revised TROM for CD-22 all on KAIBOKAN! Also posted minor revisions for patrol boat PB-102 on SHOKAITEI! and hospital ships TACHIBANA MARU and HIKAWA MARU on BYOINSEN (Bob Hackett)

4/9/2011 Posted new TROMs for cable-minelayer HARUSHIMA on DENSENFUSETSUSEN!, cargo vessel KONEI MARU (ex-Italian FURIERE CONSOLIN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker NICHIRIN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-81 and CD-104 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a final revision to cruiser CHOKAI's mostly wartime history on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4/2/2011 Posted new TROMs for landing craft depot ship HYUGA MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, transport TEIRITSU MARU (ex-LECONTE DE LISLE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker OGURA MARU No. 1 on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-79 and CD-102 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/26/2011 Posted new TROMs for cable-minelayer TSURUSHIMA on DENSENFUSETSUSEN!, transport TEIFUKU MARU (ex-German R. C. RICKMERS) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, fleet tanker NICHINAN MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-77 and CD-84 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a revision to cruiser CHOKAI's pre-war history on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/19/2011 Posted new TROMs for landing craft depot ship KUMANO MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, transport ENKYO MARU (ex-Italian ENDERTA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker YAMAMIZU MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-75 and CD-82 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a revision for patrol boat PB-104 (ex-Dutch VALK) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

2/26/ 2011 Posted new TROMs for cable-minelayer TATEISHI on DENSENFUSETSUSEN!, transport TEIUN MARU (ex-German BREMERHAVEN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, fleet tanker NANEI MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-78 on KAIBOKAN! Also, thanks to Sander's translation efforts, posted a major revision for submarine I-36 on SENSUIKAN! Note: We are shutting down posting to take an early Spring Break. Our next regular posting will be 3/19/2011 (Bob Hackett)

2/19/2011 Posted new TROMs for landing craft depot ship TAKATSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, transport ATAKA MARU (ex-Italian ADA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker MARIFU MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-73 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/12/2011 Posted new TROMs for cable-minelayer ODATE on DENSENFUSETSUSEN!, transport TEIYO MARU (ex-German SAARLAND) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, fleet tankers NISSHIN MARU and OTORISAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-76 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted a revision to the TROM for submarine I-22 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/5/2011 Posted new TROMs for Hydrographical Survey Ship TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN, landing craft depot ship KIBITSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, transport TEIREN MARU (ex-Vichy French GOUVERNEUR GENERAL ALEXANDRE VARENNE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker PALEMBANG MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-71 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/29/2011 We are pleased to announce a new DENSENFUSETSUSEN! page on TOKUMU KANSEN! The new page will cover the IJN’s defensive cable-minelayers and today we posted cable-minelayer HASHIMA. Also posted new TROMs for transport TEISEN MARU (ex-German URSALA RICKMERS) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, fleet tanker SARAWAK MARU on YUSOSEN! and a new TROM on IJN explosive motorboats (EMB) based at Saishu-To (Quelpart) Island, as well as revised TROMs for EMBs based at Okinawa, Philippines and Hong Kong on SHINYO! Also posted a revised TROM for battleship HARUNA on SENKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/22/2011 Posted new TROMs for landing craft depot ship MAYASAN MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI, transport TEIRYU MARU (ex-German AUGSBURG) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and civilian tanker JAMBI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revisions to TROMs for armed merchant cruiser KINRYU MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!, ammunition ship SOYA on KYUHEIKAN! and battleship HARUNA on SENKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/15/2011 Posted a new Special Feature "The Final Destruction of Japan’s Submarine Fleet" on SENSUIKAN! Posted new TROMs for civilian tanker TAKANE MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-69 and CD-74 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to TROMs for transport TEIHOKU MARU (ex-French PERSEE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and auxiliary seaplane tender KIYOKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! and and new photos for ammunition ship SOYA on KYUHEIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/8/2011 We start the New Year by posting a new TROM for landing craft depot ship AKITSU MARU on our expanded page about the IJA’s TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI - Landing Craft Depot Ships on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Also posted new TROMs for transport TEIHOKU MARU (ex-French PERSEE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, civilian tanker ISSHIN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-67 and CD-72 on KAIBOKAN! Based on data Peter Cundall obtained from the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), we are posting revisions to TROMs for armed merchant cruisers BANGKOK MARU and KINJOSAN MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/11/2010 Posted new TROMs for transport IKUTAGAWA MARU (ex-Italian RAMB II) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, tanker NIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-65 and CD-68 on KAIBOKAN! Thanks again to Gilbert Casse of France, we are posting new photos for repair ships SHOEI (MATSUE) MARU, HAKKAI MARU and YAMABIKO MARU on KOSAKUKAN!, ammunition ships HIDE MARU, KOGYO MARU and NICHIRO MARU on KYUHEIKAN! and supply and special service ships NOZAKI and MUROTO on KYURYOKAN! Also posted minor revisions to TROMs for landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN!, heavy cruisers HAGURO, MYOKO and TAKAO on JUNYOKAN! Note: Sander, Peter and I are shutting down our efforts for the holiday season. Our next regular posting will be 1/8/2011. Stay safe and have a Happy. (Bob Hackett)

12/3/2010 Posted new TROMs for tanker HASHIDATE MARU on YUSOSEN!, river gunboat KOTAKA on HOKAN! and kaibokan CD-64 and CD-66 on KAIBOKAN! Thanks again to Gilbert Casse of France, we are also posting new photos for aircraft transports FUJIKAWA, KEIYO, KOMAKI, LYONS, GOSHU and MOGAMIGAWA MARUs on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and ammunition ships ARATAMA, HITACHI, ONOE and TATSUTAKE MARUs on KYUHEIKAN! Note: Our next regular posting will be 12/11/2010. (Bob Hackett)

11/27/2010 Posted new TROM for survey ship HAKUSA on SOKURYOSEN and revised TROMs for supply ship ARASAKI on KYURYOKAN and patrol boats PB-35, PB-36, PB-101, PB-107 and PB-108 on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

11/20/2010 Posted new TROM for landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Based on data Peter Cundall obtained from the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), we are posting major revisions to TROMs for minesweepers W-12, W-20, W-21, W-22 and W-34 and minor revisions for W-23, W-26 and W-29 on SOKAITEI! Also posted a revision for subchaser CH-8 on KUSENTEI! Finally, thanks to Gilbert Casse of France, posted new pictures for some armed merchant cruisers on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! Most were shot by U. S. Naval Intelligence in the late thirties at Hampton Roads, VA, the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor. (Bob Hackett)

11/11/2010 On this Veterans' (ex-WWI Armistice) Day, remember to honor our veterans, both living and deceased, who served our country’s needs in peace and wartime. Posted new TROMs for transport TEIKAI MARU (ex-German FULDA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and kaibokan CD-61 and CD-63 on KAIBOKAN! Peter Cundall continues to translate IJN data from the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), so today we are posting major revisions for TROMs of kaibokan UKURU, CD-22, CD-26 and a minor revision for CD-25 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett – our next posting will be Saturday, 11/20/2010)

6 November 2010 Posted new TROMs for tanker KUROSHIO MARU on YUSOSEN!, submarine tender NACHI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN!, freighter TEIKIN MARU (ex-Vichy French KINDIA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN and river gunboat SAGA on HOKAN! and kaibokan CD-60 on KAIBOKAN! Also posted revisions to the TROMs for submarines I-501 (ex-German U-181), I-502 (ex-German U-862), I-505 (ex-German U-219) and I-506 (ex-German U-195) on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

30 October 2010 Posted a new TROM for the Imperial Army's 150-ton crane ship SEISHU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Also posted new TROMs for captured Danish vessel TEIBO MARU (ex-NORDBO) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, river gunboat FUTAMI on HOKAN!, escort carrier/tanker SHIMANE MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-59 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

23 October 2010 Continuing our series on former Axis merchant ships in Japanese Service, posted a new TROM for TEIYU MARU (ex-Italian CARIGNANO) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN. Also posted new TROMs for river gunboat ATAMI on HOKAN!, fleet tanker HAKKO MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-57 and CD-58 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

16 October 2010 We are pleased to announce a major expansion of our SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! In addition to Vichy French merchant ships, the expanded page will now cover former Axis German, Italian and Finnish merchant ships in Japanese Service. The page will also include two captured Danish merchant ships and a captured Yugoslav merchant. Today we post transport TEIZUI MARU (ex-German MOSEL). Also posted river gunboat TOBA on HOKAN!, fleet tanker HAKKO MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-55 and CD-56 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9 October 2010 Posted new TROMs for TEIKO MARU (ex-D'ARTAGAN) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, river gunboat HOZU on HOKAN!, and fleet tanker HOKKI MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted a major revision by Sander Kingsepp to submarine I-37's TROM on SENSUIKAN! and minor revisions to TROMs for tankers OGURA MARU No. 2 and ITSUKUSHIMA MARU on YUSOSEN!, subchasers CH-28, CH-29 and CH-30 on KUSENTEI!, light cruiser YUBARI on JUNYOKAN! and armed merchant cruiser KONGO MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2 October 2010 Posted new TROMs for TEIKA MARU (ex-Vichy French CAP VARELLA) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, river gunboat HIRA on HOKAN!, fleet tanker TONAN MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-53 and CD-54 on KAIBOKAN! and posted a revised TROM on the IJN's explosive motorboats based at Okinawa featuring two of my kids on SHINYO! (Bob Hackett)

29 September 2010 - Posted Enhanced Edition TROM for ZUIKAKU on Kido Butai! carrier troms. (Anthony Tully)

25 September 2010 Posted new TROMs for TEIFU MARU (ex-Vichy French BOUGAINVILLE) on SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN, river gunboat KATATA on HOKAN!, fleet tanker MANJU MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-48 and CD-51 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

18 September 2010 We are pleased to announce a new SEMPAKU UNEIKAI SIYOSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page will cover Vichy French Merchant Ships in Japanese Service, and today we posted transport TEIBI MARU (ex-BERNARDIN ST. PIERRE). Also posted new TROMs for river gunboat SETA on HOKAN!, fleet tanker EIYO MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-49 and CD-52 on KAIBOKAN! and a revised TROM for submarine I-37 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11 September 2010 Posted new TROMs for river gunboat SUMIDA on HOKAN!, IJN explosive motorboats (EMB) in Hong Kong on SHINYO!, fleet tanker AMATSU MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-47 and CD-50 on KAIBOKAN! Thanks to Craig McDonald, John Alden, Jon Parshall and especially our tech guy Peter Chen, a new section US Navy SORG Data" is now open on our Home Page. The new section contains data compiled by Commander Submarines, Pacific (ComSubPac) during the war about attacks on Japanese shipping by American submarines. Thanks also to Pete Chen, an Advanced Search by date, range and latitude/longitude coordinates is now possible. (Bob Hackett)

4 September 2010 Posted new TROMs for river gunboat FUSHIMI on HOKAN!, IJN explosive motorboats (EMB) in North Borneo on SHINYO!, fleet tanker EIHO MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-45 and CD-46 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

28 August 2010 Continuing our series on the IJN's river gunboats, posted a new TROM for UJI on HOKAN!
Also added new TROMs on IJN explosive motorboats (EMB) in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands on SHINYO!, fleet tanker OKIKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-43 and CD-44 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

21 August 2010 Posted TROMs for river gunboat HASHIDATE on HOKAN!, merchant tanker BOKUEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, ammunition ship HIDE MARU on KYUHEIKAN! and kaibokan CD-41 and CD-42 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

14 August 2010 We are pleased to announce a major expansion of our page on IJN river gunboats. Now, in addition to our completed coverage of ex-foreign vessels in IJN service as river gunboats, the page will also cover 14 Japanese-built river gunboats in China. Posted new TROMs for gunboat ATAKA on HOKAN!, merchant tanker OMINESAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-39 and CD-40 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7 August 2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer HOKO on FUSETSUKAN!, merchant tankers NIPPO MARU ASASHIO MARU on YUSOSEN!, and kaibokan CD-37 and CD-38 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

31 July 2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer SHIRAKAMI on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-35 and CD-36 on KAIBOKAN!, merchant tanker KORYU MARU on YUSOSEN!, and ammunition ship NARUTO MARU on KYUHEIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

30 July 2010 Posted revised TROM for fleet carrier SHOKAKU on Kido Butai! CV Troms (Anthony Tully)

24 July 2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer HIRASHIMA on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-33 and CD-34 on KAIBOKAN!, merchant tanker AKATSUKI MARU on YUSOSEN!, and ammunition ship KOGYO MARU on KYUHEIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

17 July 2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer NASAMI on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-31 and CD-32 on KAIBOKAN!, merchant tanker HISHI MARU and fleet oiler TAKASAKI on YUSOSEN!, ammunition ship NICHII MARU on KYUHEIKAN! and revisions of submarine I-166's and I-70's TROMs on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10 July 2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer NARYU on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-30 on KAIBOKAN!, merchant tanker TERUKAWA MARU (ex-Danish NORA MAERSK) on YUSOSEN!, ammunition ship TATSUGAMI MARU on KYUHEIKAN! and rescue and salvage ship ARABATO MARU (ex-Dutch ALBATROS) on KYUNANSEN. Also posted a revision to subchaser CH-41 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

3 July 2010 Be safe celebrating America's Independence Day and remember all those who served our country. Posting new TROMs for merchant tankers KYOEI MARU No. 2 and KUMAGAWA MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan CD-28 and CD-29 on KAIBOKAN! and a major revision of submarine I-27's TROM on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

26 June 2010 After six months of posting revised TROMs, most of that effort is now behind us, so today we again begin to post NEW TROMs starting with merchant tankers JUKO and KIYO MARUs on YUSOSEN! Also posted new TROMs for survey ship KATSURIKI on SOKURYOSEN, kaibokan CD-26 and CD-27 on KAIBOKAN! minelayer TENYO MARU on FUSETSUKAN! and rescue and salvage ship YUSHO MARU on KYUNANSEN (Bob Hackett)

12 June 2010 Posted a new TROM for fleet tanker SUNOSAKI and a revised TROM for merchant tanker AKEBONO MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted revised TROMs for destroyer tenders NIPPONKAI and SHINSHO MARUs on SUIRAI-BOKAN! and revised TROMs for submarines I-21, I-32, I-36, I-169, I-171, I-174, I-175, I-185, RO-36, RO-37, RO-39, RO-41, RO-42 and RO-44’s on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4 June 2010 Posted revised TROMs for minesweepers W-8, W-11, W-15, W-16, W-17, W-18, W-20, W-21 and W-28 on SOKAITEI! Also posted revised TROMs for salvage and repair vessels NAGAURA, OJIMA and KASASHIMA on KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN. Also reposted TROMs for battleships KONGO, HIEI, KIRISHIMA and HARUNA on SENKAN! and cruisers CHIKUMA, TONE, CHOKAI, ABUKUMA and YURA on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

29 May 2010 Continuing our revised TROMs for subchasers, posted CH-21, CH-22, CH-23, CH-24, CH-30, CH-31, CH-32, CH-33, CH-37, CH-38, CH-40, CH-41, CH-44, CH-48, CH-49, CH-52, CH-56 and CH-58 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

22 May 2010 Posted revised TROMs for second class destroyers ASAGAO, FUYO, HASU, KARUKAYA, KURETAKE, KURI, SANAE, TSUGA and WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! Posted revised TROMs for subchasers CH-1, CH-3, CH-6, CH-7, CH-8, CH-9, CH-13, CH-15, CH-16, CH-17, CH-18, CH-19 and CH-20 on KUSENTEI! Also put up new TROMs for tanker KYOEI MARU on YUSOSEN! and submarine tender QUITO on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

15 May 2010 Posted revised TROMs for patrol boats PB-1, PB-2, PB-31, PB-32, PB-33, PB-34, PB-35, PB-36, PB-37, PB-38, PB-39, PB-46, PB-101, PB-102, PB-103, PB-104, PB-105, PB-106, PB-107, PB-108 and PB-109 on SHOKAITEI! Also posted revisions to TROMs of battleships KONGO, HIEI, KIRISHIMA and HARUNA on SENKAN! and tankers KENYO, KOKUYO, NIPPON and SHINKOKU MARUs on YUSOSEN! and a minor revision for submarine I-21 on SENSUIKAN! Put up a new TROM for submarine tender BOGOTA MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8 May 2010 Continuing with changes to our TROMs, posted revisions for aircraft transports FUJIKAWA, KEIYO, KOMAKI and LYONS MARUs and minor revisions for GOSHU and MOGAMIGAWA MARUs on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and posted major revisions for ammunition ships ARATAMA and HITACHI MARUs and revisions for ONOE and TATSUTAKE MARUs on KYUHEIKAN! Also posted a minor revision to TROMs of battleships KONGO, HIEI, KIRISHIMA, HARUNA and YAMATO on SENKAN! and posted a revised TROM for submarine I-27 on SENSUIKAN! that provides some more details on her sinking. (Bob Hackett)

30 April 2010 Posted major revisions for TROMs of fleet oilers OGURA MARU No. 2 and KIRISHIMA and KYOKUYO MARUs and minor revisions for tankers HISHI MARU No. 2 and NISSHO MARU on YUSOSEN! Also posted major revisions for TROMs of repair ships ASAHI and HAKKAI MARU and minor revisions for AKASHI and SHOEI, URAKAMI and YAMABIKO MARUs on KOSAKUKAN! Also posted a new TROM for minelayer TATSUHARU MARU on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

24 April 2010 Continuing with changes to our TROMs, posted major revisions for fleet tankers NICHIEI, KOKUYO and TOA MARUs and minor revisions for FUJISAN MARU and naval oilers NARUTO, IRO, HAYATOMO and SATA on YUSOSEN! Also posted a new TROM for salvage and rescue vessel HOREI MARU (Ex-Dutch POOLSTER) on KYUNANSEN and a revised TROM for submarine I-6 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

17 April 2010 Continuing with changes to our TROMs, posted major revisions for fleet tankers TATEKAWA MARU, GENYO MARU and TONAN MARU No. 3 and minor revisions for HOYO MARU, TONAN MARU No. 2, TOEN MARU, YUHO MARU and naval oiler TSURUMI on YUSOSEN! Also posted a new TROM for minelayer Ma-101 on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10 April 2010 Continuing with changes to our TROMs, posted major revisions for fleet tankers OMUROSAN MARU and SAN DIEGO MARU and minor revisions for RYOEI MARU, KYOKUYO MARU, SAN PEDRO MARU and SAN CLEMENTE MARU and a new TROM for KINREI MARU on our greatly expanded YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3 April 2010 Continuing with changes to some of our TROMs, posted minor revisions to our TROMs for supply ships ARASAKI, MAMIYA, IRAKO, HAYASAKI, KINEZAKI, NOJIMA and MUROTO on KYURYOKAN! Also posted a new TROM for CD-25 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

27 March 2010 Continuing with changes to some of our TROMs, during the past week, thanks to Gilbert Casse of France, we posted many new wartime paintings and prewar pictures of armed merchant cruisers, auxiliary seaplane tenders, auxiliary submarine tenders and other ships. Also posted minor revisions for TROMs for minelayers AOTAKA, HATSUTAKA, ISHIZAKI, KYOSAI, NIIZAKI, NUWAJIMA, OKINOSHIMA, SHIRATAKA, SOKUTEN and WAKATAKA on FUSETSUKAN! and minor revisions to TROMs for light cruiser TATSUTA on JUNYOKAN! and kaibokan SHIMUSHU and ISHIGAKI on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/20/2010 Based on new information provided by Erich Muehlthaler on the reinforcement of New Guinea, Operation C (HEI-GO), we are posting revisions for armed merchant cruisers AIKOKU, GOKOKU and KIYOSUMI MARUs on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!, auxiliary seaplane tenders KIYOKAWA, SAGARA and SANUKI MARUs on SENSUI-BOKAN!, sub tender YASUKUNI MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!, ammunition ship ARATAMA MARU on KYUHEIKAN! and light cruisers KITAKAMI and OI on JUNYOKAN! In some cases, we also have been able to post new pictures of the ships. Also posted a new TROM for armed merchant cruiser UKISHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/13/2010 Continuing with changes to some of our TROMs, posted major revisions to auxiliary submarine tenders HIE, HEIAN, RIO DE JANEIRO and SANTOS MARUs and a minor change to NAGOYA MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! We also expanded our coverage of the IJN’s armed merchant cruisers to now include all 14 AMCs. Posted a new TROM for KINJOSAN MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/6/2010 Continuing with changes to some of our TROMs, posted major revisions to auxiliary seaplane tenders KAMIKAWA, SAGARA, SANUKI and SANYO MARUs on SENSUI-BOKAN! Also posted a minor revision to TROM of seaplane carrier CHITOSE on KIDO BUTAI! (Bob Hackett)

2/27/2010 HURL's Terry Kerby's finds of the so-called "Three Part Midget Submarine" of Pearl Harbor have generated over 1,000 reader postings on J-Aircraft.com and revived interest in midget submarines. As a result, and thanks to photojournalist/divers Howard E. Sawyer of the United Kingdom and Kevin Denlay of Australia, we are posting a few new photos of the Kavieng midget submarine located off New Hanover, PNG on SENSUIKAN!

We are also pleased to announce another new page. Our SOKURYOSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! will cover the IJN's Hydrographical Survey Ships and today we post the TROM for survey ship KOMAHASHI.

As previously noted, Peter Cundall and I have completed revisions of most of our TOKUMU and TOKUSETSU KANSEN (Auxiliaries) TROMs. Today, we are posting major revisions for armed merchant cruisers KIYOSUMI and NOSHIRO MARUs and minor revisions for armed merchant cruisers BANGKOK and SAIGON MARUs on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/20/2010 Posted a few new photos on SENSUIKAN! of submarines I-201 and I-401 provided by Steve Price of the University of Hawaii’s Underwater Research Labratory (HURL). Also, Peter Cundall and I completed major revisions of most of our TOKUMU and TOKUSETSU KANSEN (Auxiliaries) TROMs based on new information from the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Toda Gengoro’s excellent Tokusetsukansen Data Base, Ultra decrypts, the Australian War Museum and other sources. Many of these revisions are full page rewrites of earlier TROMs, although a few rewrites consist of only a new entry or two. The revisions include some corrections to earlier details, but most add new content based of new information from the sources mentioned.

In the coming weeks these revisions will be posted by ship types, either completely or partially, depending on the number of ships involved. Today, we are posting a partial block: armed merchant cruisers AIKOKU, ASAKA, GOKOKU, HOKOKU and KINRYU MARUs on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/13/2010 Posted new TROMs for icebreaker ODOMARI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN!, tanker SHOYO MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan IKARA and CD-24 on KAIBOKAN! and minelayer MINOO on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/6/2010 Posted new TROMs for naval fleet oiler KAZAHAYA and civilian merchant tanker CHIHAYA MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan MOKUTO and CD-23 on KAIBOKAN! and minelayer EIJO on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/30/2010 LATE ADDITION: Posted a revised TROM for submarine I-70 on SENSUIKAN! that provides few more details on her last days. (Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp)

1/30/2010 Posted new TROMs for minelayer KORYU MARU on FUSETSUKAN!, civilian merchant tanker CHIYODA MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan TAKANE and CD-22 on KAIBOKAN! Posted revisions to the TROMs of CH-20 on KUSENTEI! and submarine I-34 on SENSUIKAN! Also posted revised footnotes for TROMs for submarines I-14 and I-201 on SENSUIKAN! that include a few new photos and details about their discovery about a year ago by the University of Hawaii’s Underwater Research Labratory's (HURL) deep sea submersibles PISCES VI and PISCES V. (Bob Hackett)

1/28/2010 Gave the CombinedFleet.com main page a small refitting. Aside from the cosmetic changes, the deep anchors to lead visitors directly to the TROMs they are interested in should prove to be a very useful navigation improvement. (Bob Hackett and Peter Chen)

1/9/2010 Posted new TROMs for naval fleet oiler HAYASUI and civilian merchant tanker EIYO MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan KUGA and CD-21 on KAIBOKAN! and minelayer AWASHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! After a winter time-out, we’ll resume posting on Saturday, 30 January. (Bob Hackett)

1/2/2010 Happy New Year 2010 to all! Posted new TROMs for ammunition ship NICHIRO MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, fleet tanker AZUMA MARU on YUSOSEN!, salvage and rescue vessel HARUTA MARU on KYUNANSEN, minesweeper W-29 on SOKAITEI!, and kaibokan CD-20 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/12/2009 Seasons Greetings! For all you detail lovers, we posted a major revision for oiler TEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! This revision is based on new information retrieved from her War Diary at the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) by Yutaka Iwasaki of Japan and Toda Gengoro for his excellent Tokusetsukansen Data Base.

TEIYO MARU's revision recounts all the warships she refueled including their names, types, dates, places, amounts and IJN grades of POL transferred. This probably will be a one-time only posting of such details, but serves to show some of the complexities of fleet logistics and operations.

As a result of these new data, we revised our TROMs for TEIYO MARU's clients - cruisers ASHIGARA, NACHI and MAYA, light cruisers ABUKUMA, KISO and TAMA on JUNYOKAN!, armed merchant cruiser AWATA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN!, seaplane tender KIMIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN!, kaibokan ISHIGAKI, HACHIJO and KUNASHIRI on KAIBOKAN! and submarines I-2, I-7, I-21, I-31, I-34, I-36, I-155, I-156, I-157, I-169, I-171, I-175 and RO-104's on SENSUIKAN!

Further as promised on J-aircraft’s BB, we are posting a revision to our Midget Submarines at Pearl Harbor, 1941 concerning HURL's Director of Operations Terry Kerby's theory as to whether or not the "MISSING FIFTH MIDGET SUBMARINE (has or has not been) FOUND"

Finally, Sander, Peter and I are shutting down TROM-postings for the holidays. See you after the New Year. Happy Holidays to all! (Bob Hackett)

12/5/2009 Posted new TROMs for fleet tanker ARIMA MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan KOZU on KAIBOKAN!, subchaser CH-63 on KUSENTEI!, target ship HAKACHI on HYOTEKIKAN, and destroyer tender NIPPONKAI MARU on SUIRAI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/21/2009 Posted new TROMs for fleet tanker ASANAGI MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer SHINKO MARU on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-18 and CD-19 on KAIBOKAN! For those of you used to our weekly Saturday postings, Sander, Peter and I are taking a little break and shutting down TROM-posting until Saturday, 5 December. Happy Thanksgiving to all. (Bob Hackett)

11/14/2009 Posted new TROMs for fleet tanker SHIMPO MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer KAMISHIMA on FUSETSUKAN!, kaibokan CD-17 on KAIBOKAN! and ex-Armored Cruiser YAKUMO on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/12/2009 SPECIAL NOTICE: For our readers and anyone with an interest in Japanese submarines, the National Geographic channel will air Wild Life Production’s “Hunt for the Samurai Subs” on Tuesday 17 November 2009, at 9PM EST/PST. The program will document the February 2009 discovery of the aircraft-carrying I-14 and super speedster I-201 by a deep sea submersible piloted by Terry Kerby of the University of Hawaii’s Underwater Research Labratory (HURL). Public announcement of the find was embargoed until 1:01 PM EST today, 12 November 2009. I-14 and I-201’s TROMs are at SENSUIKAN! More details are in the Nation of today's LA TIMES. I’m especially pleased to post this announcement since I had a small part in the program's production. (Bob Hackett).

11/7/2009 Continuing our series on Japan's exchange and repatriation ships posted TROM for KOTOBUKI MARU (ex-Italian CONTE VERDE) on KOKANSEN. Also posted new TROMs for fleet tanker RYUEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, subchaser CH-60 on KUSENTEI!, kaibokan CD-16 on KAIBOKAN! and a major rewrite of submarine I-162's TROM on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/31/2009 Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats, posted Japan on SHINYO! Also posted new TROMs for fleet tanker NAMPO MARU on YUSOSEN!, subchaser CH-61 on KUSENTEI!, kaibokan CD-15 on KAIBOKAN! and a major rewrite of the TROM for minelayer WAKATAKA on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/30/2009 Posted revision to Amatsukaze on Long Lancers! (Allyn Nevitt)

10/24/2009 Posted new TROMs for exchange and repatriation ship TATSUTA MARU on KOKANSEN, target ship SETTSU on HYOTEKIKAN, fleet tanker MANEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer AJIRO on FUSETSUKAN! and Torpedo Recovery Vessel SHINSHO MARU on SUIRAI-BOKAN!(Bob Hackett)

10/17/2009 We are pleased to announce yet another new page. Our HYOTEKIKAN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! will cover the IJN's target ships and today we post the TROM for target ship YAKAZE. Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats, posted Okinawa on SHINYO! Also posted new TROMs for fleet tanker RYOEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, subchaser CH-58 on KUSENTEI! and kaibokan CD-14 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/10/2009 Posted new TROMs for relief supply ship HOSHI MARU on RYOSHOKUSEN, fleet tanker KYUEI MARU on YUSOSEN!, minelayer WAKATAKA on FUSETSUKAN!, subchaser CH-57 on KUSENTEI! and kaibokan CD-13 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/3/2009 Continuing our series on the IJN's explosive motorboats, posted Philippines on SHINYO! Also posted new TROMs for fleet tanker HARIO on YUSOSEN!, minelayer AOTAKA on FUSETSUKAN! and subchaser CH-56 on KUSENTEI! and a revision to kaibokan YASHIRO on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/26/2009 We are pleased to announce our third new page in the past month. This page will tell the story of the SHINYO! explosive motorboats on TOKUMU KANSEN. Also posted new TROMS for ammunition ship TATSUTAKE MARU on KYUHEIKAN, subchaser CH-55 on KUSENTEI!, kaibokan SAKITO on KAIBOKAN! and exchange and repatriation ship TATSUTA MARU on KOKANSEN (Bob Hackett)

9/19/2009 Posted new TROMs for exchange and repatriation ship TEIA MARU (Ex-French ARAMIS) on KOKANSEN, subchaser CH-54 on KUSENTEI!, kaibokan OKINAWA on KAIBOKAN! minelayer YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and repair ship YAMASHIMO MARU on KOSAKUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/12/2009 We are pleased to announce a new RYOSHOKUSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page tells of a few prisoner of war (POW) relief supply ships operated by the Japanese under the auspices of the International Red Cross. Moved and revised a previous posting on AWA MARU. Posted new TROMs for relief supply ship HAKUSAN MARU on RYOSHOKUSEN, merchant tanker OTOWASAN MARU on YUSOSEN! and patrol boat PB-39 (ex-DD TADE) on SHOKAITEI! Also posted a rewrite of battleship FUSO's TROM on SENKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/10/2009 Posted revised TROMS for MIKAZUKI, NAGATSUKI, UZUKI, and YUZUKI on Long Lancers destroyer TROMS.(Allyn Nevitt)

9/5/2009 Posted new TROMs for exchange and repatriation ship KAMAKURA MARU on KOKANSEN, coastal tanker MUROTSU MARU on YUSOSEN!, subchaser CH-53 on KUSENTEI! , minesweeper W-14 on SOKAITEI!, and new paintings for all battleships on SENKAN! , many cruisers on JUNYOKAN! and a few other ships in our various pages. (Bob Hackett)

9/4/2009 Posted major update to IJN Mysteries Section Shipwrecks of the IJN with sections on BB MUSASHI; cruiser ISUZU; destroyers HAYASHIMO, KIKUZUKI, KUROSHIO, NAGATSUKI. Others pending soon. (Anthony Tully)

8/29/2009 We are pleased to announce a new KOKANSEN page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page tells the little known story of diplomatic exchange and repatriation ships operated under the auspices of the International Red Cross for the benefit of American and Japanese nationals caught up by the war. Posted the first of five such Japanese exchange ships, ASAMA MARU. Also posted new TROMs for fleet tanker TARAKAN MARU on YUSOSEN!, minesweeper W-25Fammminelayer SAISHU on FUSETSUKAN! and kaibokan HABUTO on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/22/2009 Posted a new TROM for fleet tanker KYOEI MARU No. 3 on YUSOSEN! and subchasers CH-51 and CH-52 on KUSENTEI! and posted an update on midget submarine "M-24b" at Sydney. (Bob Hackett)

8/15/2009 Posted a rewrite of battleship HIEI's TROM on SENKAN!, posted new TROMs for fleet tanker YUHO MARU on YUSOSEN! and subchasers CH-49 and CH-50 on KUSENTEI! and posted a revision to the Special Feature "Who Sank the SYDNEY?" on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/8/2009 Posted a major rewrite of battleship HYUGA's TROM on SENKAN! and posted new TROMs for fleet tanker MIRI MARU on YUSOSEN!, and Torpedo Recovery Vessel KAMIKAZE MARU on SUIRAI-BOKAN!(Bob Hackett)

8/1/2009 Posted a major rewrite of battleship KIRISHIMA's TROM on SENKAN! and posted new TROMs for kaibokan HODAKA on KAIBOKAN!, minelayer TAKASHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and fleet tanker SEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/29/2009 Posted updates with `red revision higlight' format for destroyers HAYATE, KISARAGI, KIKUZUKI, MUTSUKI and YAYOI on Long Lancers! destroyer TROMS. (Allyn Nevitt).

7/25/2009 Posted new TROMs for minesweeper W-24 on SOKAITEI!, subchasers CH-45 and CH-46 on KUSENTEI! and coastal tanker MOJI MARU and fleet oiler SHIOYA on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/18/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-10's TROM on SENSUIKAN!, a new TROM for small tanker HISHI MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and revisions to TROMS of subchasers CH-33, CH-34,CH-35, CH-36,CH-37,CH-38,CH-41, and CH-43, on KUSENTEI! and a revision for minesweeper W-23 on SOKAITEI!, based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

7/16/2009 Posted updates with `red revision higlight' format for destroyers ARIAKE and YUGURE on Long Lancers! destroyer TROMS. (Allyn Nevitt).

7/13/2009 Posted updates with `red revision higlight' format for destroyers HATSUHARU, HATSUSHIMO, NENOHI, and WAKABA on Long Lancers! destroyer TROMS. (Allyn Nevitt).

7/12/2009 Posted update with new `red revision highlight' format to KAIYO on the Kido Butai! carrier TROMS. (Anthony Tully)

7/11/2009 Posted a new TROM for minesweeper W-23 on SOKAITEI!, a major revision to the TROM of submarine I-166 on SENSUIKAN! , a revision to the TROM of ASAKA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! and revisions to the TROMs of subchasers CH-16, CH-17, CH-18, CH-19, CH-20, CH-21, CH-23, CH-26, CH-28, CH-29, CH-30, and CH-31 on KUSENTEI! based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

7/4/2009 Happy Birthday America! Posted a new TROM for minelayer KAMOME on FUSETSUKAN! a major revision to the TROM of submarine I-176 on SENSUIKAN! and revisions to the TROMs of subchasers CH-1, CH-2, CH-3, CH-4, CH-5, CH-7 CH-8, CH-9, CH-10, CH-12, and CH-15 on KUSENTEI! based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

6/27/2009 Posted a major rewrite of light cruiser TENRYU's TROM on JUNYOKAN!, a new TROM for patrol boat PB-38 and revisions to TROMS of patrol boats PB-2, PB-31, PB-36, PB-46, and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI! based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

6/20/2009 Posted new TROMs for fleet oiler ASHIZURI on YUSOSEN!, and minesweeper W-27 and revisions to TROMS of minesweepers W-1, W-4, W-5, W-7, W-11, W-15, W-17, W-18, W-20, W-21, W-28, W-30, W-33, W-34, W-38, W-39 and W-41 on SOKAITEI! based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

6/13/2009 Posted revisions to TROMS of submarines I-28, I-43 and I-183 on SENSUIKAN! , a new TROM for kaibokan OJIKA and revisions to TROMS of named kaibokan IKUNA, KASADO, KURAHASHI, MATSUWA, MIKURA, SADO, SHIMUSHU, SHINNAN, TSUSHIMA, UKU, UKURU, WAKAMIYA and YASHIRO on KAIBOKAN! based on new data as previously noted. (Bob Hackett)

6/6/2009 Remember to honor all our veterans on this D-Day! Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-9's TROM on SENSUIKAN! , a new TROM for fleet tanker TONAN MARU No. 3 on YUSOSEN! and revisions to TROMS of named kaibokan AGUNI, AWAJI, CHIBURI, DAITO, ETOROFU, FUKUE, HABUSHI and HIRADO on KAIBOKAN! based on additional information from Ultra decrypts, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Australian War Museum and the TSURUMI diary. (Bob Hackett)

6/1/2009 As a result of technical problems, we had to remove Japanese Ships & Navy Message Board from CombinedFleet.com’s search engine, but the other four websites are searchable. (Bob Hackett)

5/30/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-7's TROM on SENSUIKAN! , a new TROM for fleet tanker TONAN MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and revisions to TROMS of minelayers HATSUTAKA, KYOSAI, MAESHIMA, NIIZAKI, NUWAJIMA, SHIRATAKA, SOKUTEN, TSUBAME and YAEYAMA on FUSETSUKAN! based on additional information from Ultra decrypts, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Australian War Museum and the TSURUMI diary. (Bob Hackett)

5/29/2009 Peter Chen, CombinedFleet.com’s technical guy, added a limited search engine at the bottom of the home page. The search results will come from these five web sites only:

Jon Parshall’s Imperial Japanese Navy Page

Tony Tully's Battle of Surigao Strait book.

Tony's Tully's Port Forum discussion website.

Peter Chen’s World War II Data Base.

Jim Lansdale's Japanese Ships & Navy Message Board.

Note: It may take a day or so for Google to index the most recent postings to the above sites. (Bob Hackett)

5/23/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-6's TROM on SENSUIKAN! and revisions to TROMS of fleet oilers ONDO, SATA, SHIRIYA and TSURUMI, tankers AKEBONO, KENYO, KIRISHIMA, KOKUYO, NICHIEI and SAN LUIS MARUs and OGURA MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! based on additional information from Ultra decrypts, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Australian War Museum and the TSURUMI diary. (Bob Hackett)

5/16/2009 Posted TROM for minesweeper W-41 on SOKAITEI!, oiler TOEN MARU on YUSOSEN! and subchaser CH-44 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/9/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-5's TROM on SENSUIKAN!, and new TROMS for fleet oiler KYOKUYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and subchaser CH-43 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/2/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-4's TROM on SENSUIKAN! and major revisions on KUCHIKUKAN! for TROMS of second class destroyers KURI, SANAE, TSUGA and WAKATAKE based on additional information from Ultra decrypts, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Australian War Museum and the TSURUMI diary. (Bob Hackett)

4/25/2009 Posted major revisions on KUCHIKUKAN! for TROMS of second class destroyers ASAGAO, FUYO, HASU, KARUKAYA and KURETAKE based on additional information from Ultra decrypts, the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Australian War Museum and the TSURUMI diary. (Bob Hackett)

4/18/2009 Posted TROM for minesweeper W-21 on SOKAITEI!, a major rewrite of submarine I-3's TROM on SENSUIKAN! and TROM revisions based on decrypts of intercepted Japanese messages for CH-1, CH-2, CH-5, CH-12, CH-15, CH-16, CH-19, CH-24, CH-31, CH-32, CH-38, CH-40 and CH-41 on KUSENTEI! and minesweepers W-17, W-20, W-22 and W-26 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

4/11/2009 Posted TROMs for repair ship URAKAMI MARU on KOSAKUKAN!, fleet oiler OGURA MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan SHIGA on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4/6/2009 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler NARUTO on YUSOSEN! , subchaser CH-42 on KUSENTEI! and kaibokan CD-12 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/28/2009 Posted a major rewrite of submarine I-2's TROM and a revision to the Special Feature "Who Sank the SYDNEY?" that further debunks involvement by a Japanese submarine in her sinking, both posted on SENSUIKAN! and posted new TROMs for minelayer ISHIZAKI on FUSETSUKAN! , and kaibokan CD-11 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/21/2009 Posted TROMs for minesweeper W-39 on SOKAITEI!, kaibokan CD-10 on KAIBOKAN! and subchaser CH-41 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

3/14/2009 Posted TROMs for minelayer NIIZAKI on FUSETSUKAN! , patrol boat PB-37 (ex-DD HISHI) on SHOKAITEI! and a major rewrite of fleet oiler TSURUMI's TROM on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/7/2009 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler KAIJO MARU No. 2 on YUSOSEN! , repair ship SHOEI (MATSUE) MARU on our expanded KOSAKUKAN! page, a major rewrite of submarine I-1's TROM on SENSUIKAN! and revised TROMs for Hospital Ships TACHIBANA MARU , KIKU MARU and HIKAWA MARU on BYOINSEN (Bob Hackett)

2/28/2009 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler NISSHO MARU on YUSOSEN! , second class destroyer KARUKAYA on KUCHIKUKAN! and kaibokan IKINO on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/21/2009 Posted TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser SAIGON MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! , fleet oiler KIRISHIMA MARU on YUSOSEN! and kaibokan CD-9 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/13/2009 Posted TROMs for ammunition ship ONOE MARU on KYUHEIKAN!, minelayer MAESHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and subchaser CH--40 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

2/7/2009 Posted new TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser ASAKA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! , Hospital Ship MURO MARU on BYOINSEN and kaibokan AMAMI on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/31/2009 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler HAYATOMO on YUSOSEN! , second class destroyer FUYO on KUCHIKUKAN! and kaibokan KANAWA on our greatly expanded KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/25/09 Posted a new book review of the new Classic Warships publication: "ShipCraft #9: Kongo Class Battle Cruisers" (QB)

1/24/2009 Posted new TROMs for kaibokan SHISAKA, CD-7 , CD-8 on KAIBOKAN! and revised TROMs for subchasers CH-25, CH-26 and CH-27 on KUSENTEI! ,(Bob Hackett)

1/17/2009 Posted the Special Feature "Who Sank the SYDNEY?" on SENSUIKAN! and posted new TROM on fleet oiler OGURA MARU No. 3 on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

1/10/09 Posted revised TROMs for battleships FUSO and YAMASHIRO on SENKAN! to include their entire operational histories and all their COs. Also posted new TROM for fleet oiler OMUROSAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

1/3/2009 Posted new TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser BANGKOK MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! , Hospital Ship TACHIBANA MARU on BYOINSEN and kaibokan INAGI on KAIBOKAN! Also posted minor revisions to TROMs for battleships FUSO, YAMASHIRO, HYUGA, ISE, NAGATO and MUTSU on SENKAN! and light cruisers KITAKAMI and OI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/27/2008 Happy New Year to All! Posted TROMs for fleet oiler SAN PEDRO MARU on YUSOSEN! , Salvage and Repair Tug KASASHIMA on KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN and kaibokan CD-6 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/20/2008 Happy Holidays! Posted new TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser KINRYU MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! , minelayer KYOSAI on FUSETSUKAN! and a revised TROM for cruiser CHIKUMA on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/13/2008 Posted TROMs for minesweeper W-38 on SOKAITEI!, kaibokan WAKAMIYA on KAIBOKAN! and patrol boat PB-36 (ex-DD FUJI) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

12/6/2008 Remember Pearl Harbor! and honor all our veterans tomorrow. Posted TROMs for minelayer UKISHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! , kaibokan AGUNI on KAIBOKAN! and subchaser CH-38 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

11/29/2008 Posted new TROM on fleet oiler ONDO on YUSOSEN! and revised TROMs for submarines I-58, I-371 and RO-62 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/22/2008 Posted TROMs for Hospital Ship KIKU MARU on BYOINSEN, Salvage and Repair Tug NAGAURA on KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN and kaibokan HABUSHI on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/15/2008 Posted new TROM on fleet oiler SAN DIEGO MARU on YUSOSEN! and revised TROMS for submarines I-56, I-58 and RO-104 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/8/2008 Posted TROMs for minelayer HATSUTAKA on FUSETSUKAN! , fleet oiler SAN RAMON MARU on YUSOSEN! and Ex-Armored Cruiser IWATE on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/1/2008 Posted TROMs for subchaser CH-37 on KUSENTEI! , second class destroyer ASAGAO on KUCHIKUKAN! and minesweeper W-34 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

10/25/08 Posted TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser ASAKA MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! page, ammunition ship HITACHI MARU on our expanded KYUHEIKAN! page and kaibokan CD-5 on KAIBOKAN!(Bob Hackett)

10/18/2008 Posted TROM for Hospital Ship TAKASAGO MARU on our newly expanded BYOINSEN Page and TROMs for supply ship SHIRASAKI on KYURYOKAN! and patrol boat PB-35 (ex-DD TSUTA) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

10/11/2008 Posted TROMs for minelayer NUWAJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! , fleet oiler SAN LUIS MARU on YUSOSEN! and Ex-Armored Cruiser IZUMO on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/4/2008 Posted TROMs for subchaser CH-36 on KUSENTEI! , Salvage and Repair Tug FUTAGAMI on KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN and kaibokan YASOJIMA on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/27/08 Posted TROMs for Armed Merchant Cruiser KONGO MARU on our newly expanded TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! page and Salvage and Repair Tug OJIMA on our new KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN page and kaibokan CD-4 on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/20/2008 Posted TROMs for naval fleet oiler SATA on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan KASADO on KAIBOKAN! and subchaser CH-35 on KUSENTEI!(Bob Hackett)

9/16/2008 Posted a new book review of the new Classic Warships publication: "Warship Pictorial #30: IJN Takao Class Cruisers" (QB)

9/13/2008 Posted a revised TROM for battleship KIRISHIMA on SENKAN! (First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal) and new TROMs for supply ship HAYASAKI on KYURYOKAN! and minelayer SOKUTEN on FUSETSUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/6/2008 Posted a revised TROM for battleship HIEI on SENKAN! (First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal) and new TROMs for repair ship HAKKAI MARU on KOSAKUKAN! and supply ship NOJIMA on KYURYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/30/2008 Posted TROMs for subchaser CH-32 on KUSENTEI!, kaibokan AMAKUSA on KAIBOKAN! and minesweeper W-33 on our expanded SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

8/23/2008 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler SAN CLEMENTE MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan CD-3 on KAIBOKAN! and a complete revision of torpedo recovery vessel SHURI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/9/2008 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler TEIYO MARU on YUSOSEN!, kaibokan CHIKUBU on KAIBOKAN! and torpedo recovery vessel SHURI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/2/2008 Posted TROMs for fleet oiler SHIRIYA on YUSOSEN!, patrol boat PB-34 (ex-DD SUTSUKI) on SHOKAITEI! and Second Class Destroyer SANAE on KUCHIKUKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/26/2008 Posted TROMs for IJN supply ship MUROTO on KYURYOKAN! , minelayer SARUSHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and subchaser CH-31 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

7/19/2008 Posted TROM for fleet oiler TSURUMI on our further expanded YUSOSEN! page and TROM for kaibokan IKI on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/12/2008 Posted TROMs for Second Class Destroyer KURI on KUCHIKUKAN! , subchaser CH-30 on KUSENTEI! and kaibokan UKU on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/5/2008 Posted TROM for minelayer NATSUSHIMA on FUSETSUKAN! Also posted TROMs for subchasers CH-19 and CH-21 on KUSENTEI! and aircraft ferry NAGOYA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

6/28/2008 Posted TROM for merchant tanker AZUSA MARU on our expanded YUSOSEN! and revised TROMs for submarines I-366, RO-109 and RO-500 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/21/2008 Posted a complete revision of TROM for submarine I-48 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/14/2008 Posted TROMs for subchasers CH-8, CH-11 and CH-16 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

6/7/2008 Posted TROMs for Second Class Destroyer KURETAKE on KUCHIKUKAN!, aircraft ferry MOGAMIGAWA MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and kaibokan IWO on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/31/2008 Posted TROM for minelayer TSUBAME on FUSETSUKAN! Also posted TROMs for kaibokan KANJU on KAIBOKAN! and a complete revision of submarine I-165 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/24/2008 Posted TROMs for merchant tanker AKEBONO MARU on our newly expanded YUSOSEN! , patrol boat PB-33 (ex-DD HAGI) on SHOKAITEI! and minesweeper W-102 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/17/2008 Posted TROMs for subchasers CH-2, CH-3 and CH-6 on our newly expanded KUSENTEI! page. (Bob Hackett)

5/10/2008 Posted TROMs for IJN supply ship ARASAKI on KYURYOKAN! , second-class destroyer HASU on KUCHIKUKAN! and merchant tanker HOYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

5/4/2008 Posted TROMs for Second Class Destroyer WAKATAKE on KUCHIKUKAN! , aircraft ferry KEIYO MARU on KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! and kaibokan MANJU on KAIBOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4/21/2008 Posted TROM for minelayer TOKIWA on our newly expanded FUSETSUKAN! page. Also posted TROMs for minesweeper W-101 on SOKAITEI! and ammunition ship ARATAMA on KYUHEIKAN! , all on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/28/2007 Posted TROMs for merchant tankersTATEKAWA MARU and GOYO MARU on YUSOSEN! and patrol boat PB-32 (ex-DD AOI) on SHOKAITEI! , all onTOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/21/2007 Posted TROMs for the IJN's supply and special service ships KINEZAKI, KURASAKI and NOZAKI on the KYURYOKAN! page of TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/12/2008 Posted TROM for KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (aircraft ferries) KOMAKI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! and a revision to Diego Suarez, Madagascar in our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

3/10/2008 Continuing with some catchup posting, we are pleased to announce a new KUCHIKUKAN! page on the IJN's Second Class Destroyers. Posted IJN TSUGA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/9/08 After our enforced absence, posted some new TROMs for kaibokan CD-1, CD-2 and ISOJIMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/8/08 Posted revised sub TROMs for: I-34 and I-155 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/18/08 Posted a new Book Review on "America's Fighting Admirals" (Bob Hackett)

1/11/08 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-22, CH-22 and CH-24 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

1/4/2008 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-3 and W-30 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

12/28/07 Posted TROM for minelayer ITSUKUSHIMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/21/2007 Happy Holidays! We are pleased to announce a new KYUHEIKAN! page on the IJN's Ammunition Ships. Posted TROMs for ammunition ships KASHINO and SOYA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/14/07 Posted TROMs for merchant tanker SHINKOKU MARU and fleet oiler ERIMO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/1/07 Remember Pearl Harbor! and honor all our veterans on this day. Posted TROMs for patrol boats PB-2 (ex-DD NADAKAZE) and PB-46 (ex-DD YUGAO) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

12/1/07 Posted TROMs for KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (aircraft ferries) LYONS and KATSURAGI MARUs on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/23/2007 We are pleased to announce a new KYURYOKAN! page on the IJN's Supply and Special Service ships. Posted TROMs for supply ships MAMIYA and IRAKO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/16/2007 Posted TROMs for kaibokan OKI, YASHIRO and IKUNA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/9/2007 Posted TROMs for merchant tanker NIPPON MARU and fleet oiler IRO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/2/2007 Concluding our series on former Allied, Axis and Neutral vessels in IJN Service as gunboats, posted TROMs for NANKAI (Ex-Dutch Hr.Ms. REGULUS) and NANYO (Ex-Chinese Customs Cruiser TEH HSING) on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/26/07 Posted TROMs for KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! (aircraft ferries) KAMOGAWA and KANTO MARUs on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/24/07 Posted new url for discussion board New Discussion Board (Anthony Tully).

10/19/2007 Continuing our coverage of the IJN's smaller combatants, we are pleased to announce an expansion of our SHOKAITEI! page on former Allied, Axis and Neutral vessels in IJN Service as patrol boats. The page will now also include former IJN destroyers rerated as patrol boats. Posted IJN PB-1 (ex-DD SHIMAKAZE) and PB-31 (ex-DD KIKU). (Bob Hackett)

10/12/07 Posted TROMs for Ex-Italian gunboats NARUMI (Ex-RM CARLOTTO) and OKITSU (Ex-RM LEPANTO) on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/5/2007 Posted TROMs for kaibokan SADO, KUSAGAKI and YAKU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/28/2007 Continuing our coverage of the IJN's vessels, we are pleased to announce a new KOKUKI-UMPANSEN! page on aircraft transports (ferries). Posted IJN FUJIKAWA MARU and GOSHU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/21/2007 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-22, W-26 and W-28 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

9/14/2007 Posted TROMs for merchant tanker FUJISAN MARU and fleet oiler SHIRETOKO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/7/07 Posted TROMs for gunboats TATARA (Ex-USS WAKE) and KARATSU (Ex-USS LUZON) and a major revision for SUMA (Ex-HMS MOTH) on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/31/2007 Posted TROMs for kaibokan AWAJI, MUTSURE and SHINNAN on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/23/07 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-12, CH-20 and CH-34 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

8/17/07 Continuing our coverage of the IJN's smaller combatants, we are pleased to announce a new page on former Allied, Axis and Neutral vessels in IJN Service as gunboats to complement our pages on escorts, patrol boats, minesweepers and subchasers. The new page will cover the activities of eight such vessels that saw service as Imperial Navy gunboats. Today, we posted TROMs for gunboats SUMA (Ex-HMS MOTH) and MAIKO (Ex-Portuguese MACAU) on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/10/2007 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-16, W-18 and W-20 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

8/3/2007 Posted TROMs for kaibokan MATSUWA, MIYAKE and SHONAN on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/27/2007 Posted TROMs for oilers KYOKUTO, TOA and TOHO MARUs on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Also posted Dr. Mark Felton's positive remarks about our submarine pages on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/20/2007 Concluding our series on ex-Allied vessels in IJN service as patrol boats, posted TROMs for PB-104 (ex-Dutch Hr.Ms. VALK), PB-108 (ex-Dutch Hr.Ms. AREND) and PB-109 (ex-Dutch Hr.Ms. FAZANT) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

7/13/07 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-10, CH-18 and CH-39 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

7/6/07 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-11, W-12 and W-15 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

6/29/2007 Continuing our series on ex-Allied vessels in IJN service as patrol boats, posted TROMs for PB-106 (ex-Dutch DD Hr.Ms. BANCKERT) and PB-107 (Ex-USS GENESSE, AT-55) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

6/22/07 Posted TROMs for kaibokan CHIBURI and DAITO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

6/19/07 Posted revised TROMS on Marianas anniversary for SHOKAKU and TAIHO on Kido Butai! CV Troms (A. Tully)

6/11/07 Posted a completely revised TROM by Sander Kingsepp for YUBARI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/8/07 Posted TROMs for kaibokan KUNASHIRI and FUKUE on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

6/04/07 Posted revised TROMS for CVEs CHUYO and TAIYO on Kido Butai! CV Troms (A. Tully)

6/1/07 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-9 and CH-17 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/25/2007 Continuing our series on ex-Allied vessels in IJN service as patrol boats, posted TROMs for PB-103 (ex-USS FINCH, AM-9) and PB-105 (Ex-USS ARAYAT) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

5/18/07 Posted TROMs for kaibokan NOMI and KUME on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

5/11/07 Posted sub TROMs for HA-206, HA-207, HA-208, HA-209, HA-210 and HA-216 on SENSUIKAN! This concludes our initial posting of over 200 IJN submarines begun more than five years ago by Sander Kingsepp and myself. Revisions will continue to be posted from time to time as new facts are found. (Bob Hackett)

5/4/07 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-4, W-9 and W-10 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

4/27/2007 Posted IJN PB-102 (ex-USS STEWART, DD-224) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

4/20/2007 As briefly discussed last week on the j-aircraft IJN Ship & Aircraft Message Board, we are pleased to announce a new page on IJN Patrol Boats (ex-Allied and Neutral vessels in IJN Service). Posted IJN PB-101 (ex-DD HMS THRACIAN) on SHOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

4/13/07 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-7 and CH-33 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

4/6/07 Happy Easter to all! Posted TROMs for kaibokan HACHIJO and TSUSHIMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/29/07 Posted TROM for oiler TOEI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/5/07 Posted TROMs for kaibokan KURAHASHI and HIBURI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Sander, Peter and I are pleased to announce that our KAIBOKAN! page will be expanded to cover the activities of 90 of the IJN's kaibokan - 46 of the named escorts and 44 of the numbered Type C and D escorts. (Bob Hackett)

2/6/07 Posted TROM for oiler NICHIEI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

2/2/07 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-2, W-6 and W-8 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

1/27/07 Concluding our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines posted Midget Submarines in Japan and 'Operation Downfall' – 1945 (Bob Hackett)

1/21/07 Thanks to Kevin Denlay and Ed Low, posted a revision with some new pictures and info in our story on the Last Days of USS PERCH (SS-176) (Bob Hackett)

1/20/07 Fifth Pearl Harbor midget submarine found? Ten days ago, Steve Price of the University of Hawaii’s Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) advised our Guest Board that HURL’s deep-diving submersible vehicles had found three separate sections of a Type A midget submarine. This "mystery" midget was scuttled at some point as the cabling used to rig each section is still attached. These sections were located individually a few miles off Pearl by HURL’s submersibles over a period of nine years. The sections may or may not constitute the fifth missing Type A midget submarine used in the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the full story on these midget submarine finds, see our coverage at Pearl Harbor. (Bob Hackett)

1/12/07 Another lost sub found! Australian diver/photojournalist and site contributor Kevin Denlay reports that a dive team, of which he was a member, found USS PERCH (SS-176) in the Java Sea. For more details see Last Days of USS PERCH (SS-176) (Bob Hackett)

1/12/07 Posted TROMS for subchasers CH-5, CH-14 and CH-29 on KUSENTEI! (Bob Hackett)

1/5/07 Continuing our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Okinawa. (Bob Hackett)

12/29/06 Happy New Year to all! Posted TROMs for kaibokan ISHIGAKI and HIRADO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/22/06 Merry Christmas to all! Continuing our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Marianas. (Bob Hackett)

12/15/06 Posted TROMs for kaibokan MIKURA and UKURU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/7/06 On this day of infamy, remember PEARL HARBOR and all those who fought and died in World War II.

Continuing our coverage of the IJN's small combatants, we created a new KAIBOKAN! (escort) page to complement our SOKAITEI (minesweeper) and our KUSENTEI! (subchaser) pages. The new page will detail 46 of the IJN's named coast defense vessels, the convoys they escorted and, where applicable, their activities as repatriation ships. Posted TROMs for kaibokan SHIMUSHU and ETOROFU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN!

Also posted an update on the recent finding of midget submarine "M-24b" N of Sydney at Sydney. (Bob Hackett)

11/26/06 This is the year for finding lost subs! As we reported, first USS GRUNION (SS-216) may have been located, then WAHOO (SS-238) was officially determined to have been found, and now seven Australian scuba divers claim they found IJN "M-24b" N of Sydney. Reportedly, the midget submarine is in good shape, sitting upright on its keel in 70 m/230 feet of water.

This report follows a false claim made in 2005 that M-24b was found in Broken Bay, N of Sydney, but investigations by New South Wale’s Heritage Office confirmed that “finding” was just a lump of sand. For the full story on the 1942 midget submarine raid on Sydney, see our coverage at Sydney. (Bob Hackett)

11/21/06 Posted sub TROMs for: HA-202, HA-203, HA-204 and HA-205 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/14/06 Posted TROM for submarine tender TSUKUSHI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/3/06 Posted TROM for oiler KOKUYO MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/28/06 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser NOSHIRO MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/20/06 Continuing our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Philippines. (Bob Hackett)

10/15/2006 As I reported on 8/18/2006, Russian divers photographed the wreck of USS WAHOO (SS-238). Some of their photographs have now been posted. Go to WAHOO and click on the image at the bottom of the page. (Bob Hackett)

10/12/06 Posted TROM for minelayer YAEYAMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

10/5/06 Posted TROM for carrier Kaiyo on Kido Butai! (AT)

10/2/06 Posted TROM for submarine tender SANTOS MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/23/06 Posted TROMs for minesweepers W-15, W-17 and W-19 on SOKAITEI! (Bob Hackett)

9/14/06 Continuing our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Bismarcks(Bob Hackett)

8/28/06 Posted TROM for oiler KENYO MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/19/2006 Check out more details on the finding of WAHOO. (Bob Hackett)

8/18/2006 This is the week for finding lost American subs! First, GRUNION and now today the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported that in July dive team “Iskra” from Vladivostok’s Far Eastern State Technological University found and photographed Cdr Dudley W. Morton’s USS WAHOO (SS-238). The wreckage lies in about 213 feet (65 meters) of water in La Perouse/Soya Strait between the Japanese island of Hokkaido and the Russian island of Sakhalin. WAHOO was lost on 11 October 1943 with all 79 hands as she returned from the Inland Sea on her seventh war patrol. In WAHOO’s honor, we are posting the TROM for CH-15, one of her principal antagonists, on our KUSENTEI! Page. (Bob Hackett)

8/16/06 Posted a revised TROM for CH-26 on KUSENTEI! that notes the wreck of the USS GRUNION (SS-216) apparently has been found today N of McArthur Reef, Kiska by the Abele’s expedition. Check out the sonar scans on their blog. (Bob Hackett)

8/14/06 Posted TROM for minelayer ITSUKUSHIMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! If you have not been following the hunt for the USS GRUNION (SS-216) put into play this past week on the GRUNION Blog, I highly recommend that you check it out. The blog is now being posted at least once, sometimes twice daily, and is sort of like a live "Deep Seas Detective" story. Enjoy! (Bob Hackett)

8/7/06 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser AWATA MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/31/2006 Sixty-four years ago today, LtCdr Mannert L. Abele's USS GRUNION (SS-216), while on her first war patrol, apparently was sunk by the armed cargo ship KANO MARU off Kiska, Aleutians. Two weeks prior to GRUNION's loss, LtCdr Abele torpedoed and sank subchasers CH-25 and CH-27 and possibly damaged CH-26. This Friday, 4 Aug '06, Abele’s three sons plan to launch a search for GRUNION using a towed side-scan sonar. More details have been posted by Bruce Abele on the GRUNION Blog. We wish the Abele family all the best in their search! Today, we posted the TROMS for CH-25, CH-26 and CH-27 on our KUSENTEI! page and also Kiska in our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/23/06 Posted a revised TROM for ISE on SENKAN! to include her entire operational history and all her COs. (Bob Hackett)

7/16/06 Posted revised sub TROMs to add and correct information for I-12 and I-52 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/13/06 Posted sub TROMs for: HA-109, HA-110, HA-111, HA-112 and HA-201 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/4/06 Happy American Independence Day! Continuing our coverage of some of the IJN's smaller combatants, we created a new SOKAITEI! page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! This will cover 20 of the IJN's purpose-built minesweepers. Posted the first three minesweepers' TROMs. (Bob Hackett)

6/23/06 Continuing our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Midway and Solomons.(Bob Hackett)

6/13/06 Posted a new KUSENTEI! page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page will cover 24 of the IJN's purpose-built subchasers and today we post the page's first four TROMs. (Bob Hackett)

6/6/2006 Don't forget to honor our most senior veterans on this 62nd anniversary of D-Day at Normandy! Posted some updates for SENKAN! and JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/29/06 Remember all of our veterans on this Memorial Day! Posted Diego Suarez, Madagascar in our series on the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

5/25/06 Sander Kingsepp and I worked up TROMs for both CHIYODA and CHITOSE in their seaplane carrier role. Since CHITOSE operated primarily as a seaplane carrier prior to her conversion to a conventional aircraft carrier, we are posting her TROM on KIDO BUTAI! under Seaplane Carriers, but since CHIYODA operated mostly as a midget submarine carrier before conversion to an aircraft carrier, we are posting her TROM on SENSUIKAN! under the heading - Seaplane/Midget Submarine Carrier. (Bob Hackett)

5/7/06 Continuing our new series on Stories and Battle Histories of the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! posted Sydney. (Bob Hackett)

4/30/06 Posted sub TROMs for: HA-105, HA-106. HA-107 and HA-108 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4/18/06 Posted TROM for seaplane carrier/oiler KAMOI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! and YUSOSEN! (Bob Hackett)

4/14/06 - Updates on KIDO BUTAI carrier troms. (A. Tully)

4/5/06 Today we begin a new series that will cover Stories and Battle Histories of the IJN's Midget Submarines on SENSUIKAN! Coverage will be chronological and geographical. We begin our postings with Pearl Harbor. (Bob Hackett)

3/21/06 Thanks to co-author Lars Ahlberg of Sweden, we are posting a revised TROM for MUTSU on SENKAN! to include her entire operational history and all her COs. (Bob Hackett)

3/10/06 Posted sub TROMs for: HA-102, HA-103 and HA-104 on SENSUIKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/28/06 Posted TROM for submarine tender RIO DE JANEIRO MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

2/14/06 - Posted TROM for oiler ITSUKUSHIMA MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

2/13/06 - Posted revision of HOSHO on carrier TROM page. ( A. Tully)

2/9/06 New & updated Links in the Links section including U.S.S. Salt Lake City, CA25 and updated the the link to the j-aircraft.org IJN Ship & Aircraft Message Board (Quinn B)

1/27/06 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser AKAGI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

1/14/06 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-500 and RO-501 on SENSUIKAN! This completes the postings for all of the IJN's I-class and RO-class subs that were operational in WW2.....but wait... "just as we thought we were out, we're dragged back in!....today we start posting the HA-class subs beginning with HA-101. (Bob Hackett)

1/11/06 - Posted revision and FAQ/Info Update on KIDO BUTAI carrier TROM page. KIDO BUTAI (A. Tully)

12/29/05 Posted TROM for "hospital ship"AWA MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/14/05 Posted TROM for minelayer OKINOSHIMA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

12/1/05 Posted TROM for submarine tender NAGOYA MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/14/05 Posted TROM for seaplane carrier/oiler NOTORO on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

11/7/05 Modified front page to announce the publication of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway." The book is now out, and available everywhere. Tony and I are both extremely excited by our achievement. The book looks marvelous, is reviewing well, and selling well, too. Thanks for everyone's support while we made the book a reality. Particular thanks go to Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp, and Quinn Bracken for maintaining this site while I was consumed with writing--I owe them my firstborn. (Jon Parshall)

11/3/05 Posted a major new YUSOSEN! page on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! The new page will cover 30 of the IJN's fleet oilers and will include auxiliaries and naval units. Also posted the page's first TROM - GENYO MARU. (Bob Hackett)

10/27/05 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-116 and RO-117 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

10/10/05 Thanks to heavy contributions by coauthors Lars Ahlberg and Sander Kingsepp, we are able to post our second complete revision of a battleship's TROM on SENKAN! NAGATO's new TROM now includes her entire career and all her COs. (Bob Hackett)

10/5/05 Posted TROM for repair ship YAMABIKO MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

9/30/05 Updated our links section with a new book source called TORPEDO JUNCTION Military Books...Stay tuned for some serious pruning of the Links & info Section! (QuinnB)

9/11/05 Honor our troops on this infamous day!

Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser KIYOSUMI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! Reposted TROM for HAGURO on JUNYOKAN! based on correspondence from diver Kevin Denlay concerning her wreck. (BH)

SENSUIKAN! fans may be interested in the article “Japan’s Underwater Convoys” by yours truly appearing in the October 2005 issue of “World War II” magazine. (Bob Hackett)

9/10/05 Brought : Shattered Sword's New Website live! (Jon Parshall)

9/1/05 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-112, -113, -114 and RO-115 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

8/20/05 Posted TROM for Hospital Ship ASAHI MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

8/8/05 Posted TROM for Minelayer SHIRATAKA on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/31/05 Posted TROM for sub tender HIE MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/17/05 Posted TROM for Seaplane Tender KINUGASA MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

7/15/05 Posted "Neglected Disaster: the Nisshin" on "Mysteries/Untold Sagas" (Tony Tully)

7/1/05 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-108, -109, -110 and RO-111 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

6/25/05 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser GOKOKU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

6/3/05 Posted TROM for one of the IJN's busiest ships in the war - IJN Repair Ship AKASHI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

5/24/05 Posted TROM for sub tender: CHOGEI on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

5/3/05 Hats off to co-author Peter Cundall for his outstanding and arduous work on the TROM for hospital ship HIKAWA MARU posted today. Also posted a revision to hospital ship HIKAWA MARU NO. 2 on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

4/24/05 Posted TROM for Seaplane Tender KAGU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

4/17/05 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-104, -105, -106 and RO-107 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

4/10/05 Posted TROM for Minelayer TSUGARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

4/3/05 Posted TROM for Hospital Ship HIKAWA MARU NO. 2 and a revision to Repair Ship ASAHI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/29/05 Posted TROM for sub tender YASUKUNI MARU and a bibliography on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/23/05 At last! A new "Furashita's Fleet" Ship--HMS Magnificent! (Craig Burke)

3/20/05 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser AIKOKU MARU on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/14/05 Posted TROM for IJN Repair Ship ASAHI on TOKUSETSU KANSEN! (Bob Hackett)

3/9/05 Posted revised TOKUSETSU KANSEN! and related pages. Coverage of seaplane and submarine tenders and selected armed merchant cruisers will be expanded to include TROMs of selected repair ships, minelayers and hospital ships. The first posting of TROMs for the new ship categories will occur in the near future. (Bob Hackett)

3/7/05 Posted TROM for SANYO MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

3/5/05 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-100, -101, -102 and RO-103 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

2/26/05 Posted TROM for sub tender: JINGEI on SENSUIKAN! and posted a revision to Armed Merchant Cruiser HOKOKU MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/19/05 Posted new promotional page for Shattered Sword: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway, by yours truly and Tony Tully, to be published in Fall of 2005. For more informationClick Here!(Jon Parshall)

2/16/05 Posted TROM for Armed Merchant Cruiser HOKOKU MARU on TOKUSETSU JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/7/05 Posted TROM for SANUKI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2/5/05 Posted the Special Feature OPERATION TAN NO. 2: The Japanese Attack on Task Force 58's Anchorage at Ulithi on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

1/30/05 Posted a revision that adds some more details to the Special Feature YU-GO on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

1/29/05 Thanks to Lars Ahlberg, I am posting a rewrite of the KIRISHIMA on SENKAN! to include her entire operational history and all her COs. (Bob Hackett)

1/20/05 Posted the Special Feature YU-GO: THE JAPANESE PLAN FOR A SECOND PEARL HARBOR SURPRISE ATTACK! By David Dickson, Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

1/14/05 Posted TROM for HEIAN MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/6/05 Happy New Year! Posted new TOKUSETSU KANSEN! page for the IJN's Merchant Auxiliaries. Coverage will include Seaplane Tenders, Submarine Tenders, and Selected Auxiliary Cruisers (AMCs). The SENSUIKAN! home page also has been revised to cover two IJN regular Navy Submarine Tenders. Also Posted TROM for SAGARA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

12/27/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-65, -66, -67 and RO-68 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

12/18/2004 Merry Christmas! Posted TROM for KUNIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/28/2004 Posted TROM for KIYOKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

11/25/2004 Happy Thanksgiving! Posted minor corrections and added a few details to battleship TROMS for HIEI, KIRISHIMA, HARUNA and KONGO on SENKAN!(Bob Hackett)

11/20/04 Posted TROM for: KASHIMA on JUNYOKAN! This completes the initial posting of all 43 IJN cruiser TROMS that Sander and I began on 4 July 2002. (Bob Hackett)

11/12/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-61, -62, -63 and RO-64 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

11/6/04 Posted revised TROM for: KONGO on SENKAN! This revision includes her entire operational history. (Bob Hackett)

11/5/04 Posted TROM for: KATSURAGI and revised HOSHO and AMAGI on Kido Butai Troms. Also fixed various broken links (Tony Tully)

11/3/04 We welcome maritime historian Mr. Peter Cundall of Australia aboard as a contributing author of SUIJOKI-BOKAN! Posted TROM for KIMIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/26/04 Posted TROM for: KASHII on JUNYOKAN! Also posted a revised TROM for KAMIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

10/24/04 Alrighty, I have neglected the Links section for too long! Did a lot of pruning of dead links, and I was sad to see some websites are no longer available. But, I have a few new ones to share: ALNAVCO, Friend-Ships.com, WorldWar2.net, The Fighter Factory, US Navy Boot Camp, World War II Plus 33 By David Lipmann,(QuinnB)

10/16/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-50, -55, -56 and RO-60 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

10/5/04 Today we add a new section to the Nihon Kagun homepage that will cover the Battle Histories of the IJN's Auxiliary Seaplane Tenders - the Suijoki-Bokan! This is a new series of TROMS by Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Allan Alsleben with Andrew Obluski. To begin the series we posted the TROM for KAMIKAWA MARU on SUIJOKI-BOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/30/04 Posted TROM for: KATORI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

9/18/04 Posted TROM for: AKITSUSHIMA on Kido Butai! (Tony Tully)

9/1/04 Posted revised TROM for: HARUNA on SENKAN! This revision includes her entire operational history. (Bob Hackett)

8/27/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-47, RO-48 and RO-49 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

8/23/04 Reposted revised sub TROM for: I-155 and a revised Bibliography on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

8/16/04 Posted TROM for: KISO on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

8/4/2004. Sander and I are pleased to announce that Lars Ahlberg has agreed to join us as a co-author on SENKAN! Lars initial contribution was to provide major assistance in a rewrite of the battleship HIEI’s TROM to include her entire operational history. Welcome aboard Lars! Posted revised battleship TROM for: HIEI on SENKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/31/04 There's a new look for our Junyokan and Senkan TROMS! I replaced the small box top art of CHOKAI and KONGO with Jon Parshall’s larger box top art of each warship class as appropriate to the TROM. I also linked Jon’s excellent “Pacific War in Maps” to each new CL TROM and will so retrofit all the BB/CA/CL TROMS in the future. Posted TROM for: OI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

7/24/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-43, RO-44, RO-45 and RO-46 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

7/18/04 Posted revised TROM for: KIRISHIMA on SENKAN!(Bob Hackett)

7/4/04 Happy Independence Day!! Posted TROM for: KITAKAMI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/19/04 Posted TROM for: JINTSU on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

6/10/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-40, RO-41 and RO-42 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

5/31/04 Remember all of our veterans on this Memorial Day! Posted revised TROM for: KONGO on SENKAN!(Bob Hackett)

5/26/04 Posted TROM for: TATSUTA on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

5/25/04 Posted sub TROMs for: RO-37, RO-38 and RO-39 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

5/14/04 Posted revised TROM for: SENDAI on JUNYOKAN!and new sub TROMs for: RO-33, RO-34, RO-35 and RO-36- on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

4/26/04 Posted a new Book review the new Classic Warships publication: IJN Yamato Class Battleships (QB)

4/10/04 Posted revised TROM for: KUMA on JUNYOKAN!to reflect the discovery of her wreck in March 2004. (Bob Hackett)

4/9/04 Posted TROM for: SENDAI on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

4/8/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-400, I-401 and I-402 and revised sub TROMs for: I-13 and I-14 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

3/26/04 Post carrier TROM for: HOSHO on Kido Butai troms.(Tony Tully)

3/26/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-201, I-202 and I-203 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

3/18/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-55 and I-58 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

3/14/04 Posted TROM for: TAMA on JUNYOKAN! and a revised TROM for: NOSHIRO on JUNYOKAN!(Bob Hackett)

3/9/04 Posted sub TROM for: I-56 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

2/28/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-52, I-53 and I-54 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

2/20/04 Posted TROM for: YUBARI on JUNYOKAN! and posted sub TROMs for: I-47 and I-48 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

2/13/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-184 and I-185 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

2/4/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-181 and I-183 on SENSUIKAN! and posted a new SENSUIKAN! page to include the RO-boats.(Bob Hackett)

2/1/04 Posted TROM for: TENRYU on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1/21/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-179 and I-180 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

1/12/04 Posted sub TROMs for: I-177 and I-178 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

1/7/04 Posted TROM for: NAKA on JUNYOKAN! and a revised sub TROM for: I-39 on SENSUIKAN!(Bob Hackett)

12/28/03 Posted Temporary link for Reader's Contribution on Mysteries Midget Submarine Attack on Sydney (TT)

12/19/03 Posted TROM for: KUMA on JUNYOKAN! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All! (Bob Hackett)

12/12/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-176 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

12/3/03 Posted TROM for: ABUKUMA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

11/22/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-46 and I-351 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

11/16/03 Posted Book Review on "Pearl Harbor" by H.P. Willmott (TT)

11/12/03 Posted TROMs for: KINU on JUNYOKAN! and I-45 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

11/10/03 Posted Update on "IJN Shipwrecks" regarding SHIMOTSUKI (TT)

11/7/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-42, I-43 and I-44 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

10/27/03 Posted TROMs for: NATORI on JUNYOKAN! and I-41 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

10/16/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-24 and I-40 on SENSUIKAN! and revised TROMs for: YURA and YAHAGI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

10/14/03 Posted TROM for: YURA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

10/4/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-22 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

9/26/03 Posted TROM for: NOSHIRO on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/19/03 Posted revised TROM for: NAGARA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/17/03 Posted TROM for: ISUZU on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/12/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-18 and I-20 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

9/9/03 Posted revised TROM for: OYODO on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/7/03 Posted TROM for: YAHAGI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

8/26/03 Posted TROM for: NAGARA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

8/26/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-16 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

8/17/03 Posted revised sub TROMs for: I-501, -502, -504, -505 and I-506 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

8/11/03 Posted TROM for: OYODO on JUNYOKAN! (BH)

7/25/03)Posted new TROMS for: CHIKUMA and AGANO and revised TROM for: TONE on JUNYOKAN! and posted new and revised TROMS for: I-174 and I-175 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

7/21/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-174 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

7/11/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-171, -172 and I-73 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

7/5/03 Posted TROM for: TONE on JUNYOKAN! and sub TROMs for: I-169 and I-70 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

6/18/03 Posted TROM for: KUMANO on JUNYOKAN! (BH)

6/10/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-168 on SENSUIKAN!(BH)

5/29/2003 Posted TROMs for: ATAGO and SAKAWA on JUNYOKAN! (BH)

5/23/2003 - Restart of boilers in progress on "Mysteries/Untold Sagas" opening with what may prove a popular page on "Located & Surveyed Shipwrecks of the IJN" (AT)

5/18/2003 - Posted "Nisshin" on CV TROMS (AT)

5/15/03 Posted revised sub TROMs for: I-2, I-501 and new TROMs for I-38 and I-39 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

5/6/03 Posted revised sub TROM for: I-2 and new TROM for I-37 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

5/1/03 Posted TROM for: HAGURO and a revised TROM for: NACHI on JUNYOKAN! based on correspondence from diver Kevin Denlay. (BH)

4/24/03 Posted sub TROM for: I-36 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

4/17/03 Posted TROM for: KINUGASA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

4/4/03 Posted revised sub TROM for: I-29 and new TROM for I-33 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

3/30/03 Posted revised sub TROMs for: I-21 and I-32 on SENSUIKAN! as a result of correspondence from Mr. George Ringer, a former member of the Australian Merchant Marine, who was aboard both the KATOOMBA and the KALINGO when they were attacked.(BH)

3/28/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-34, I-35, I-505 and I-506 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

3/12/03 Posted sub TROMs for: I-166, I-503 and I-504 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

3/4/03 Posted revised sub TROM for: I-501 and new TROM for I-502 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

3/1/03 Posted TROM for: SUZUYA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

2/19/03 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-31 and I-32 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

2/17/03 Posted revisions to Sub troms for: I-13 and I-14 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

2/15/03 Posted revised sub TROMs for: I-8 and I-501 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

2/14/03 Posted revised BB TROMs for: YAMATO and ISE TROMs on SENKAN!(BH)

2/5/03 Posted TROM for: CHOKAI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

2/4/03 Posted Sub TROM for: I-8 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

1/24/03 Posted Sub TROM for: I-30 on SENSUIKAN! and a revised TROM for: NACHI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

1/22/03 Posted Sub TROM for: I-501 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

1/16/03 Posted TROM for: NACHI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

1/6/03 Happy New Year! Posted Sub TROMs for: I-27 and I-29 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

12/24/02 Merry Christmas! Posted Sub TROM for: I-28 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

12/10/02 Posted Sub TROM for: I-26 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

12/07/02 Posted revised Sub TROMs for the four KRS minelayers on :Sensuikan ! Thanks go to Steve Eckardt of Australia for providing some additional data. Remember to honor our most senior veterans on this day! (BH)

12/07/02 Posted A bunch of DD TROMs for Long Lancers! on Allyn's behalf, since he is having connectivity problems. It's Pearl Harbor Day, too! (JP)

12/1/02 Posted TROM for: AOBA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

11/22/02 Posted Sub TROM for: I-25 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

11/21/02 Posted a new review in the "Featured Book" section on Classic Warship's "Warship Pictorial 17 - IJN Myoko Class Cruisers" (QB)

11/13/02 Posted TROM for: MIKUMA and a revised TROM for MOGAMI on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

11/6/02 Posted Sub TROM for: I-21 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

10/30/02 Posted A bunch of DD TROMs for Long Lancers! on Allyn's behalf, since he is having connectivity problems. (JP)

10/30/02 Posted Sub TROM for: I-23 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

10/28/02 Posted TROM for: MAYA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

10/18/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-17 and I-19 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

10/2/02 Posted TROM for: ASHIGARA on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/20/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-15 and I-165 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

9/19/02 Posted TROM for: KAKO on JUNYOKAN!(BH)

9/13/02 Posted Sub TROM for: I-7 (BH)

9/4/02 Posted TROM for: MOGAMI. (BH)

8/21/02 Posted TROM for: TAKAO on JUNYOKAN! and Sub TROM for: I-373 on SENSUIKAN! (BH)

8/19/2002 Posted minor corrections to Sub TROMs for: I-152, I-157 and the I-368. (BH)

8/10/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-370, I-371 and I-372 (BH)

8/6/02 Reposted minor corrections and added some new details to battleship TROMS for the : NAGATO, MUTSU, MUSASHI and YAMATO that apparently did not FTP over on 7/19/02. Thanks Andrew!(BH)

8/4/02 Two new links...one for the Insignia of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II and one for KAMIKAZE....enjoy! (QB)

8/4/02 Finished Shiratsuyu Class updates and began Hatsuharus. More importantly, please see SPECIAL 2002 NOTE near top of Long Lancers page. (AN)

8/3/02 Posted revised TROM for: MYOKO. (BH)

8/2/02 Posted a new review in the "Featured Book" section on Classic Warship's "Warship Pictorial 13: IJN Kongo Class Battleships." (QB)

8/1/02 Posted TROM for: MYOKO. (BH)

7/31/02 Posted Revised Sub TROMs for: I-159, I-368 and the I-369. (BH)

7/28/02 Recent Long Lancer updates include the Desdiv 1 feature, most Shiratsuyu Class TROMs, and several others: find 'em if ya can. "Scope-creep" has ruled of late!(AN)

7/27/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-159, I-368, I-369 and Revised I-60 (BH)

7/20/02 Posted "Shinyo" on Kido Butai carrier TROMS.(AT)

7/19/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-158, I-367, I-164 (BH)

7/19/2002 Posted minor corrections and added some new details to battleship TROMS for the : HIEI, KIRISHIMA, ISE, HYUGA, NAGATO, MUTSU, MUSASHI, YAMATO and YAMASHIRO. (BH)

7/15/02 Revisions to all Asashio Class TROMs now posted, and also to the TA Operations feature articles. The latter would not have been possible without the assistance and generosity of my friend Tony Tully, to whom I'm deeply grateful.(AN)

7/10/02 Posted Sub TROMs for: I-157, I-366, I-14 (BH)

7/7/02 Posted revision to : I-156 (BH)

7/7/02 Revisions to all Kagero Class TROMs now posted. Asashio Class up next ...

7/4/02 Posted TROM for: Furutaka (BH)

7/4/02 Happy Fourth of July! Opened the new Cruiser Page at: Junyokan! (BH)

7/1/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-156, I-162, I-365 (BH)

6/30/02 Posted revisions to most Kagero Class TROMs.

6/23/02 Posted revisions to Yugumo Class TROMs. Also IMPORTANT revisions to Kagero and Yugumo Class Notes.

6/18/02 We are pleased to announce that beginning soon Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp will present the IJN cruisers' TROMS on combinedfleet.com . (BH)

6/17/02 Posted revisions to Sub troms for:`I-13, I-155, I-364 (BH)

6/16/02 Lights are back on in Lancer-land: Posted revisions to Matsu and Akizuki Class Destroyer TROMs. Many thanks to all who have contributed additions and corrections over the past few years, especially Tony Tully, Ian Mcleod, and one Pavel "Zany" Komarek! It's good to be back to the: Long Lancers (AN)

6/14/02 Posted Revision 1 to Sensuikan's Bibliography at Sensuikan ! (BH)

6/13/02 Did some serious Link pruning: Eliminated dead links, updated broken links, and added a BUNCH of brand new links! Have a look at Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific , Model Ship Construction, The Military Book Review, A Tribute to CV-5; USS Yorktown, Warship: The World's Naval Fleets, Pacific Club: Pacific General Gaming , 1939-1945 - La Segunda Guerra Mundial - Los años que cambiaron el mundo (1939-1945 - World War II - the years that changed the world), Ron's Submarine Covers and The Russo-Japanese War Research Society... Enjoy.(QB)

6/7/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-13, I-155, I-364 (BH)

5/25/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-6, I-154, I-363 (BH)

5/1/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-5, I-12, I-153, & I-362' (BH)

3/16/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-4, I-60, I-124, & I-361' (BH)

2/18/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-3, I-11, & I-123' (BH)

2/1/02 Posted Sub troms for:`I-2, I-10, & I-122' (BH)

1/18/2002 Opened Sensuikan - TROMs and History of IJN submarines! (BH)

1/1/2002 Posted New Year's Day announcement (AT)

12/31/01 Posted "Ise"(BH)

11/29/01 Some new, fuzzy & warm links to keep you happy these cold winter months:Steelnavy.com: The Shipmodelling Site, Modelwarships.com, Paul's Pacific War Odyssey, Flight-History.com and Battleships of the Scharnhorst Class. ....(QB)

10/19/01 Posted "Yamashiro"(BH)

11/15/01 Posted "Zuiho" on Kido Butai carrier TROMS.(AT)

10/16/01 Posted "Hyuga"(BH)

10/05/01 Posted "Chitose" on Kido Butai carrier TROMS.(AT)

09/02/01 I am honored to be able to now offer Allan Parry et. al.s translation of Kojinsha "Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Volume 6" -- Shokaku class, Zuikaku, Soryu, Hiryu, Unryu class, and Taiho. (JP)

09/08/01 Posted "Kirishima"(BH)

08/12/01 Posted "Fuso" trom (BH)

08/05/01 Two new links...one for the Battleship Bismarck, and one for Allan Parry's new site, IJN CV Camouflage 1944-45....enjoy! (QB)

7/16/2001 Posted Fate of the Kongo: A Research Odyssey & manuscript excerpt. on the IJN Mysteries/Untold Sagas (AT)

7/01/2001 Posted major announcement and Q&A "Plans for Web Site" (AT)

6/24/2001 Posted revised update "Musashi" trom (BH)

6/7/2001 Posted `Pearl Harbor' photo analysis paper of 1991 in conjunction with 60th anniversary & new movie interest. (AT)

5/21/2001 Posted "Mutsu" on Senkan Battleship Troms. (BH)

5/9/2001 Post `Announcement' on new Surigao Strait Discovery. (AT)

5/9/01 Weeded out a ton of dead links, updated old favorites, and gave you two new game links: Pacific General Forum and Pacific General Armory . (QB)

5/7/2001 Posted "Taiho" and "Shinano" on CV TROMS (AT)

4/22/2001 Three more new links: Historical Strategy Recreations,The History of Bismarck and Tirpitz, and Dutch Submarine Hr.Ms.Potvis. (QB)

4/14/2001 FINALLY posted a link on the homepage to my sister sitej-aircraft.com, the best place to go looking for information on Japanese aircraft. They also have a wonderful discussion board for Japanese ships. (JP)

4/6/2001 Posted "Ryuho" and "Kongo" on CV and BB TROMS (AT)

3/24/2001 Posted "March 2001 Book Review." (JP)

2/19/2001 Posted "Hiei" on the Senkan BB TROMS (BH)

1/22/2001 Posted "Unyo" on the Kido Butai CV TROMS (AT)

01/15/2001 Added a couple new shots of Allan Perry's 1/700 Kaga(QB)

12/6/2000 Posted "Haruna" on the Senkan BB TROMS (BH)

10/28/2000   Added a couple more model Aircraft Carrier shots from Mr. Allan Parry in the Models gallery, and posted four new links:UNITED STATES STRATEGIC BOMBING SURVEY SUMMARY REPORT(Pacific War),The Bismarck Legend Lives,U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine museum and park, and U.S.S. Ling Unofficial Home Page. Fun for the whole family! Something for everyone! ( QB )

10/10/2000   Upgraded Nathan Okun's face-hardened armor penetration calculator (version 3.2) on the "Guns 'n Armor" page. (JP)

10/3/2000   Posted "Nagato" on the Senkan BB TROMs ( BH )

9/22/2000   Added a couple new additions to the Models gallery, added a new link to a great IJN site,Fighting Ships Gallery which you absolutely must go check out! ( QB )

9/10/2000   Posted "Kaga" on the Kido Butai CV TROMs ( AT )

8/11/2000 Placed Past Discussion posts Recovered Guestbooks Here. (AT)

8/9/2000   Set up replacement Discussion & Questions board. (AT)

7/31/2000   Posted "Yamato" on the Senkan BB TROMs ( BH & AT )

7/22/2000   Today CombinedFleet would like to brag a little bit about having helped identify wreckage from a sunken Japanese aircraft carrier located in late 1999 off the island of Midway! For more information, click HERE! (JP)

6/16/2000   Opened long-requested Battleship TROMs Page! Thanks go to Mr. Bob Hackett for researching and putting these together! (AT)

5/30/2000   Posted "Taiyo" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

5/13/2000   More new links!:Timeline of World War 2, David R. Huskins's Homepage, Military.com,and Australian Plastic Modelers Association (QB)

5/09/2000   Finally, got up the New Subs Page! Thanks go to Mr. Forest Garner for putting this together! (JP)

4/26/2000   Opened New Discussion Board for my CV and Mystery articles Tony Tully's Discussion Board! (AT)

4/25/2000   New book review: "Empires in the Balance" (CB)

4/21/2000 Posted on Untold Sagas an article written for USS Bergall site "A Tale of Two Cripples: Bergall vs Myoko" ( AT )

4/21/2000   The Spanish super-cruiser Isabel La Catolica sails into "Furashita's Fleet". (CB)

4/6/2000 Added some fresh links! WW I The War At Sea,  Harpoon II,  American Merchant Marine at War , and World War II Armed Forces (QB)

4/2/2000 Officially moved site to Onvoy and brought live the new DNS: www.cominedfleet.com. (JP)

3/3/2000   posted several new links:Warlinks.Com  Morning Tide: The technology of naval war in the late 19th and early 20th century  The Submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy   Ship Model Mailing List   and Warships1.com (QB)

1/10/2000   Posted "Ryujo" and "Soryu" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

11/09/99 Go here to see the link that will take you to Tamiya's Wreck of the Yamato website, andgo here , to see the latest from The Gamers Net. Also, a new link to the US Navy's Photo Archives of IJN Ships ( QB )

10/28/99   Posted "Junyo" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

10/26/99 Added a link to Aircraft Carriers of World War 2 ( QB )

10/25/99 Posted important visitor's notice regarding carrier updates on my Kido Butai page ( AT )

10/19/99 New link of the month goes to Guy Conquests' site, World War 2 in the Pacific ( QB )

09/17/99 Added a link to the site regarding the August '99 expedition to the Yamato, which was undertaken by R.M.S. Titanic Inc., and thoroughly documented by Japan's TV Asahi. It's all in English, and hopefully they will post more images soon! Very exciting!!! ( QB )

08/26/99 A couple more fresh links for ya'll to check out. Enjoy! ( QB )

08/16/99 Added a couple more links, and added a new feature on the main page.We are very proud to link to Mr. Joseph Low's IJN 3-D page, featuring Ships and fittings rendered in 3-D. ( QB )

08/14/99 Started advertising for a Java programmer to help with my Operations Database project. If anybody out there knows an alpha-geek with an interest in naval history who might be willing to help, *please* send them my way! ( JP )

08/08/99 Added a few more links that we have been meaning to put on for sometime. Pruned out the dead ones. Enjoy! ( QB )

7/30/99   First off, I am happy to announce the addition of Quinn Bracken to the 'ol IJN Home Page team. Quinn has graciously agreed to come on board as my Assistant Webmaster, and help me take care of the site. The first thing he accomplished was to do a major cleaning of the dreaded Links Page, and remove a bunch of the old stuff. He will also be adding my backlog of old requested links into that page. I can't tell you how happy I am to have a little help in this regard. Thank you, Quinn!

Also, over the last month, I actually managed to con an unsuspecting gentleman into completing the long-languishing Submarine Page, which has lain untouched for years, in need of completion. No timetable on deployment yet, but I am excited that somebody will be re-vamping that. Have a great weekend. ( JP )

6/30/99   The Lion Class of Battleship-carriers sails into "Furashita's Fleet". (CB)

06/15/99   Posted "Shell Game at Surigao: The entangled fates of battleships FUSO and YAMASHIRO" on the Mysteries and Untold Sagas of the Imperial Japanese Navy section ( AT )

05/1/99   Posted "Mizuho" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

03/7/99   Posted "Shoho" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

02/23/99   Finally illustrated "FDR" in "Furashita's Fleet", and redid the text and photo of "Midway". (CB)

02/4/99   Posted "Chuyo" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

01/15/99   Added a new article on miscellaneous armor penetration formula, courtesy of Nathan Okun. (JP)

01/04/99   New book on Imperial Japanese Navy Aces reviewed. (CB)

10/19/98   Posted " The Sinking of the Shokaku - An Analysis in the Kido Butai special features ( AT )

10/6/98   Posted "Zuikaku" on the Kido Butai TROMs ( AT )

9/10/98   The Courageous Class of light battlecruisers sails into "Furashita's Fleet". (CB)

8/2/98   At Last! The Midway-Class ships appear in "Furashita's Fleet" {though I'm not too pleased with the illustration and will probably replace it (or them)} (CB)

7/25/98   Posted "Chiyoda" ( AT )

7/12/98   Posted "Sagi" and "Hato", the last of the torpedo boat TROMs (AN)

6/27/98   Posted "Kari" (AN)

6/15/98   Posted "Fleeting Glory: The Fubukis of DesDiv 12" (AN)

6/8/98   Posted "Kiji" (AN)

6/2/98   Posted "Akagi" ( AT )

5/30/98   Posted "Kasasagi" (AN)

5/16/98   Posted "Star-Crossed Sortie: Last Voyage of Unryu" on the new Kido Butai Page with a link to the Mysteries Page. Also posted "Unryu trom"( AT )

5/14/98   Inagurated "Kido Butai" series of IJN CV TROMs and ship histories. (AT)

5/14/98   Posted "Hayabusa" (AN)

5/3/98   Posted "Review of Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War" (AT)

5/2/98   Posted "Hiyodori" (AN)

4/16/98   The Italian aircraft carrier Aquila appears in "Furashita's Fleet". (CB)

4/14/98   Posted "Otori", which inaugurates a somewhat-enhanced level of convoy-escort coverage, with which previous postings will be revised as possible or appropriate. (AN)

4/11/98   On this weekend of death and rebirth, I managed to save my e-mail file after all. Spooky, but I'll take it. (JP)

4/09/98   Suffered a major e-mail disaster which has made me wicked crabby. (JP)

4/7/98   Posted "Hatsukari" (AN)

3/26/98   Posted "Tomozuru" (AN)

3/24/98   Posted a revised FAQ for the "Best Battleship" section. (JP)

3/23/98   Posted "HI-71 Convoy and USS HARDER's Last Battles", the first of a new series of joint scholarship to include illustrations and maps. (AT)

3/18/98   Posted "Manazuru" (AN)

3/8/98   Posted "Chidori", the first of 12 torpedo boat TROMs that will join the DDs in Long-Lancers. (AN)

3/03/98   The large British carrier Malta appears in Furashita's Fleet".(CB)

3/1/98   Posted "Who Sank the Triton?" (AN)

3/1/98   Added the March book review. (JP)

2/23/98  Added the Kashino to "Furashita's Fleet", though currently without an illustration. (2/24--Illustration now up--CB)

2/02/98   Added two new Kriegsmarine ships to "Furashita's Fleet"--The Odin and Schleswig-Holstein Class.(CB)

1/17/98   Kicked off my new series of book reviews with Dave Evans/Mark Peattie's "Kaigun"! (JP)

1/11/98   Did some minor cleanup, fixed a few links, that sort of thing. (JP) Added a counter to the page. Also, I was accorded the GameSpot HotSpot award, which tickled me no end. If anybody out there has any idea how to go about getting Yahoo or Pointcom to pay attention to this page (bribery, thinly veiled threats, self-immolation, etc.), please let me know; I want that "Top 5% of the Web" thing real bad because I'm as vain as the next guy about just how damn fine my page looks.

7/1/96: Added the Pacific Battle Maps pages, which was a really big job. Updated bibliography. Updated links page. Also, I rescanned every ship image and re-did the JPEG compression again, because I just couldn't stand the way the images looked after the April 22nd update. So now the file sizes are up again. Sorry. I'm just a perfectionist at heart; I admit it. Updated the translated ship names page with all sorts of new stuff. Also put some new additions into the bibliography page. Made some minor corrections to the torpedo data.

5/24/96: New masthead file, addition of Juha's images, and addition of the Best Battleship Page.






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