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24 July 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports AMAGISAN MARU, AZUMASAN MARU, EIKO MARU No. 2, HINO MARU No. 5, HOKKAI MARU, HOKUROKU MARU, and KINAI MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

17 July 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of AZUMA MARU, OGURA MARU No. 3, TOHO MARU, TONAN MARU, TONAN MARU No. 2, TSURUMI, and YUHO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

9 July 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of TAKANE MARU, TAKASAKI, TATEKAWA MARU, TEIYO MARU, TERUKAWA MARU, TOA MARU, and TOEI MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

3 July 2016.We begin a new series on IJN requisitioned Colliers (Coal transports, forerunners of today's bulk carriers) commencing with IJN Auxiliary Collier YUBARI MARU an KYUTANSEN
Also posted a new TROM for TENNAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

3 July 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of ERIMO, SAN LUIS MARU, SAN RAMON MARU, SEIYO MARU, SHINKOKU MARU, SHIRETOKO, and SHIRIYA on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 July 2016. Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports NAGANO MARU, AKAGISAN MARU, GINYO MARU, SYDNEY MARU, SHINSHU MARU, KAISHO MARU and GYOZAN (ex-British HOSANG) MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJA tankers GYORYU MARU (ex-Dutch SUMATRA), KIKUSUI MARU (ex-Dutch IRIS) and YUNO MARU (ex-Dutch JUNO) on RIKUGUN YUSOSEN!,
IJA hospital/cargo Ship HOKUSHIN (ex-HONOLULU) MARU on RIKUGUN BYOINSEN, and
Royal Thai submarine HTMS MATCHANU on our new
Special Feature History of Royal Thai Submarines in World War 2 on SENSUIKAN!

Also posted revisions to TROMs for:
IJN battleships KIRISHIMA and HIEI on SENKAN!,
IJN cruiser MYOKO and
IJN light cruisers AGANO, NOSHIRO, OYODO, SAKAWA, and YAHAGI on JUNYOKAN!
IJN kaibokan SHIMUSHU and CD-13 on KAIBOKAN!
IJN submarines I-8, I-29, I-166 and RO-39 on SENSUIKAN!
IJA landing craft depot ship KUMANO MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI,
IJN transport DOWA MARU (ex-TUNG WO) on ZATSUYOSEN and
IJA transports ITALY MARU and SINGAPORE MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen (Bob Hackett)

25 June 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of GOYO MARU, MATSUMOTO MARU, OMUROSAN MARU, ONDO, OTOWASAN MARU, RYOEI MARU, and SAN CLEMENTE MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

18 June 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of AKEBONO MARU, GENYO MARU, HISHI MARU, KUROSHIO MARU, NIPPON MARU, NISSHO MARU, and OKIKAWA MARU on YUSOSEN! (Some of these were posted recently but have been reposted with additional information) (Peter Cundall)

12 June 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of KOKUYO MARU, KYOEI MARU, KYOEI MARU No. 2, KYOKUTO MARU, MANEI MARU, NARUTO, and NICHIEI MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

4 June 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of HAYATOMO, HISHI MARU No. 2, HOYO MARU, IRO, KAIJO MARU No. 2, KAMOI, and KENYO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

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

3 June 2016.Posted TONEI MARU on IJN Auxiliary Collier Tankers KYUTANYUSEN (Peter Cundall)

1 June 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs for IJN submarines: I-1, I-165, I-166, RO-67 and RO-110 on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

1 June 2016. Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports HAVRE MARU (5467-tons) HITERU MARU, MILAN MARU, SAKITO MARU, and TATSUHA (TATUHA) MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen,
IJN oiler SHINSHU MARU (4,182-tons) on YUSOSEN!
IJN transport DOWA MARU (ex-TUNG WO) on ZATSUYOSEN and a new
Special Feature First Japanese Night Radar-Assisted Bombing Attack:Combined IJN/IJAAF "Tkōgeki Butai" Raid on Task Force 38 off Formosa, 12-14 Oct '42 on our WWII Imperial Japanese Naval Aviation Page

Also posted revisions to TROMs for:
IJN cruisers ATAGO, ASHIGARA,HAGURO, MAYA, MYOKO, NACHI, and TAKAO, on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN kaibokan IKARA and OKINAWA on KAIBOKAN! and
IJA transports CLYDE MARU, HAVRE MARU (5652-tons), KANSAI MARU, KACHIDOKI (ex-PRESIDENT HARRISON), MACASSAR MARU, MAYA MARU MEXICO MARUon Rikugun-Yusosen and
Exchange and repatriation ship KOTOBUKI MARU (ex-Italian CONTE VERDE) on KOKANSEN.

Hopefully, we all remembered to honor our veterans on Memorial Day. Please support our disabled vets in any way that you can throughout the year.(Bob Hackett)

29 May 2016 Posted revisions of tankers with revised TROMs of AKEBONO MARU, ASHIZURI, AZUSA MARU, EIHO MARU, FUJISAN MARU, GENYO MARU, and HAKKO MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

22 May 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of second class destroyers FUYO, KURETAKE, and TSUGA on KUCHIKUKAN! and Patrol Boats PB-2, PB-39, PB-103, and PB-105 on SHOKAITEI (Peter Cundall)

14 May 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports YAMAFUKU MARU, YOKO MARU, and YOSHIDA MARU on ZATSUYOSEN and
IJN survey ship KOMAHASHI on SOKURYOSEN, and IJN repair ships HAKKAI MARU, URAKAMI MARU and YAMASHIMO MARU on KOSAKUKAN! (Peter Cundall)

7 May 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports HAKOZAKI MARU, KOWA MARU, NICHIYU MARU, NITTEI MARU, SHINKYO MARU, SHOEI MARU, and SHOKO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

4 May 2016. Posted further revisions based on new research and suggestions by Rob Stuart and a track map for Operation "C" in the Indian Ocean on TROMs for:
IJN battleships HARUNA, HIEI, KIRISHIMA and KONGO on SENKAN! and
IJN cruisers CHOKAI, CHIKUMA and TONE, MIKUMA, MOGAMI, KUMANO and SUZUYA on JUNYOKAN! and
IJN light cruiser YURA on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

2 May 2016. Posted KOSEI MARU, IWASHIRO MARU and MIKAGE MARU No. 18 on IJN Auxiliary Collier Tankers KYUTANYUSEN (Peter Cundall)

2 May 2016.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker NIPPO MARU an KYUSUISEN
Also posted a new TROM for TAINAN MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 May 2016. Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports HAKONE MARU, HARUNA MARU, HEI MARU and TAGA MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen.

Posted revisions to reflect new information on Operation "C" in the Indian Ocean on TROMs for:
IJN battleships HARUNA, HIEI, KIRISHIMA and KONGO on SENKAN! and
IJN cruisers CHOKAI, CHIKUMA and TONE, MIKUMA, MOGAMI, KUMANO and SUZUYA on JUNYOKAN! and
IJN light cruiser YURA on JUNYOKAN!

Also posted revisions on TROMs for:
IJN kaibokan KANAWA, OJIKA, OKI on KAIBOKAN!,
IJA transports ADEN MARU, ALASKA MARU, ATLAS MARU, BENGAL MARU, BORNEO MARU and BRAZIL MARU and
TAKACHIHO MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen and finally, completed a major revision of my
Special Feature - Singapore at War! on JUNYOKAN! (Bob Hackett)

1 May 2016. Over the years, our "What's New" page had grown enormously listing almost 20 years of postings. Thanks to the efforts of Pete Chen, CF's Tech guy, we pared the page down to three years of postings and created a new "[Archive] What's New on the IJN Homepage?" for the remainder.(Bob Hackett)

30 April 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of IJN transports AKASHISAN MARU, ANSHU MARU, FUKUEI MARU No. 10, HAKUSAN MARU, HINO MARU No. 2, HOKI MARU, and KANO MARU on ZATSUYOSEN (Peter Cundall)

30 April 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs for IJN submarines I-154, I-155, I-156, and RO-68, on SENSUIKAN! (Sander Kingsepp)

23 April 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of minelayers HATSUTAKA, ISHIZAKI, and YURIJIMA on FUSETSUKAN! and IJN stores ships ARASAKI, HAYASAKI, MUROTO and SHIRASAKI on KYURYOKAN (Peter Cundall)

16 April 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-58 and CH-60 on KUSENTEI! and MAYASAN MARU and NIGITSU MARU on TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI! and HEIAN MARU, HIE MARU and YASUKUNI MARU on SENSUI-BOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

10 April 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-41, CH-45, CH-46 CH-48, CH-49, CH-56 and CH-57 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

2 April 2016. Posted KORYU MARU, YODOGAWA MARU and TAGONOURA MARU on IJN Auxiliary Collier Tankers KYUTANYUSEN (Peter Cundall)

2 April 2016.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker TATEYAMA MARU an KYUSUISEN
Also posted a new TROM for KOTOKU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

2 April 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-30, CH-32, CH-35 CH-36, CH-37, CH-38 and CH-39 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

1 April 2016. Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports CHOKO (ex-SEINU) MARU, KASHII MARU, KENZAN MARU (Ex-SHOOTER'S ISLAND), KUROHIME MARU (Ex-BOGSTAD), KYOKKO (ex-YPRES) MARU and SHIRAHA MARU(ex-VALVERDA) on Rikugun-Yusosen.

Also posted revisions to TROMs for:
IJN heavy cruisers AOBA, FURUTAKA, KAKO and KINUGASA and light cruiser SAKAWA on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN kaibokan HOTAKA, IKARA, KOZU, MIYAKE and MOKUTO on KAIBOKAN!,
IJN submarines I-73, I-153, RO-44, RO-107, and RO-109, on SENSUIKAN!,
IJA AAA transport ARIZONA MARU, on RIKUGUN BOKU KIKANSEN!,
IJA transports HIMALAYA MARU, YONEYAMA (ex-KAIAN) MARU, KONAN MARU, and SUEZ MARU on Rikugun-Yusosen, and finally
Special Feature Ohka Type 11 rocket-assisted suicide glide bomb Operations at Okinawa - 1944-1945 on the WWII Imperial Japanese Naval Aviation Page(Bob Hackett)

27 March 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-23, CH-24, CH-25 CH-26, CH-27, CH-28 and CH-29 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

20 March 2016 Posted a new Book Review on The Allied Defense of the Malay Barrier.(Bob Hackett)

20 March 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-15, CH-17, CH-18 CH-19, CH-20, CH-21 and CH-22 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

12 March 2016 Back in August 2013, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory's (HURL) deep-diving submersible Pisces V located the wreck of Japan’s super submarine I-400, SW of Oahu, Hawaii, then in October 2014, Pisces IV and V returned to the site and researcher Terry Kerby located the ship's bell in the debris field on the seabed. This week, HURL announced that Pisces IV and V again returned and recovered the bell. See the full story and photos provided by diver, and long time CF contributor, Steve Price of HURL at I-400 on SENSUIKAN! You can also watch a video of the bell's recovery at http://www.kitv.com/story/31451707/uh-research-vessels-retrieve-historic-bell-off-sunken-sub (Bob Hackett)

12 March 2016 Posted revisions to TROMs of Kusentei CH-1, CH-3, CH-4, CH-7, CH-9, CH-13 and CH-14 on KUSENTEI! (Peter Cundall)

5 March 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-134, CD-144, CD-150, CD-154, CD-205, CD-207 and KANJU on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

2 March 2016. Posted ASAKAZE MARU, NISSAN MARU and SANKO MARU on IJN Auxiliary Collier Tankers KYUTANYUSEN (Peter Cundall)

2 March 2016.Posted new IJN Auxiliary Water Tanker TAIHOZAN MARU an KYUSUISEN
Also posted a new TROM for TAKETSU MARU on YUSOSEN! (Peter Cundall)

1 March 2016. Posted new TROMs for:
IJA transports ASUKA MARU, AKITA MARU, USSURI MARU, TOYOKAWA MARU (Ex-BANGOR) and GYOKO MARU (cx-DEN OF GLAMIS) on Rikugun-Yusosen,

Also posted revisions to TROMs for:
IJN light cruisers ISUZU and YUBARI on JUNYOKAN!,
IJN kaibokan IKARA, OKI and TAKANE on KAIBOKAN!
IJN submarines I-23 (Sander Kingsepp) and I-25, I-26, I-36, I-58, I-152(Sander), I-169, I-181(Sander), RO-33 and RO-34 (both Sander) on SENSUIKAN!,
IJN minesweeper W-26 on SOKAITEI!,
IJN survey ship TSUKUSHI on SOKURYOSEN,
IJA transports DENMARK MARU, SAN FRANCISCO MARU and UNKAI MARU No. 6 on Rikugun-Yusosen,
gave our KAIBOKAN! home page and its seven kaibokan classes/specifications pages a new look by replacing the generic Yuki Takeshi painting of a kaibokan with actual photographs of the appropriate class kaibokan, most of which are digitally colorized, and with Pete Chen’s help,
restored WHAT’S NEW page back to the first 24 May 1996 entry and almost 20 year’s of postings on our Imperial Japanese Navy Page.(Bob Hackett)

27 February 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-82, CD-84, CD-102, CD-106, CD-112, CD-130 and CD-132 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

22 February 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-64, CD-66, CD-67, CD-69, CD-72, CD-76 and CD-81 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

14 February 2016. Posted revisions to TROMs of Kaibokan CD-53, CD-54, CD-55, CD-57, CD-60, CD-61 and CD-63 on KAIBOKAN! (Peter Cundall)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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