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IJN Momi: Tabular Record of Movement


Name Translation: "White Fir"

7 September 1944:
Completed at Yokosuka; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Yonei Tsuneo [60] (prev. C.O. MATSU).

25 October-2 November:
Escorted RYUHO and KAIYO on transport mission from Sasebo to Keelung, then back to Kure.

15 November:

Assigned to Desdiv 52 (HINOKI, KUWA, MOMI, SUGI, KASHI), Desron 11, Combined Fleet.

20 November:

Desdiv 52 reassigned to Escort Squadron 31, Fifth Fleet.

17-19 December:
Departed Kure, escorting UNRYU on transport mission to Manila. When carrier was torpedoed and sunk by USS REDFISH (SS-395), assisted SHIGURE in rescuing 146 survivors; then to Takao.

22-24 December:
Steamed from Takao to Manila.

25-28 December:
Steamed from Manila via Camranh Bay to Cape St. Jacques.

31 December 1944-4 January 1945:
Escorted victualling storeship IKUTAGAWA MARU from Cape St. Jacques to Manila.

5 January 1945:

With HINOKI and IKUTAGAWA MARU, departed Manila for Cape St. Jacques, but destroyers turned back after engaging USS BENNION (DD-662). Sunk: in attack by aircraft of TF 77.4.1, 28 miles west-southwest of Manila (14 N, 120-20 E), hit by torpedo and blew up; lost with all hands.

10 March 1945:

Removed from Navy List.


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