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Kamoi

CountryJapan
Ship ClassKamoi-class Seaplane Tender
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey, United States
Laid Down14 Sep 1921
Launched8 Jun 1922
Commissioned12 Sep 1922
Decommissioned3 May 1947
Displacement15628 tons standard
Length488 feet
Beam67 feet
Draft28 feet
Machinery1 GE/Curtis turbine, 2 GE electrical generators, 4 Kampon boilers, 2 shafts
Bunkerage10,000t oil
Power Output8000 SHP
Speed15 knots
Range8,000nm at 7 knots
Crew324
Armament2x140mm guns, 1x76.22mm anti-aircraft guns, 10x20mm anti-aircraft guns
Aircraft22x E4N or 12x E5Y

Contributor:

ww2dbaseKamoi was originally built in 1922 as an oiler by the firm New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, United States. In 1932, the Japanese Navy decided that Kamoi would better serve as a seaplane carrier in order to support the war in China. The conversion began in Feb 1933 by the Uraga Dock Company in its facilities in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and the work lasted until Jun 1934. Under this configuration, she carried 12 Type 90 No. 3 E5K1 floatplanes, and was equipped with two 76.2-millimeter (3-inch) anti-aircraft guns. In the opening stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War which began in 1937, she operated off the Chinese coast to protect warships and to support ground troops. She would remain in China until Oct 1939. In 1940, she carried construction personnel to Japanese holdings in the Pacific Ocean to build ramps for seaplanes and flying boats. In the same year, she was converted into a flying boat tender, during which process she also had her weaponry upgraded to two 140-millimeter (5.5-inch) guns, one 76.2-millimeter (3-inch) anti-aircraft gun (decreased from two), and ten 20-millimeter anti-aircraft guns. In Jan 1942, she supported the invasion of Rabaul, New Britain and Kavieng, New Ireland. In Jan 1944, she sustained heavy damage by submarine USS Bowfin off Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. While receiving repairs at Singapore, she had her aviation facilities removed, thus making her an oiler once again. In Sep 1944, she was heavily damaged by a US submarine, which led her to become out of commission for two months while being repaired at Yokosuka, Japan. In 1945, she was damaged twice by air raids while in Hong Kong, which led to her sinking in shallow water, thus playing no role in the final months of the war. She was taken over by the British after the war, who scrapped her in 1946.

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Kamoi Operational Timeline

14 Sep 1921 The keel of the oiler which would later be named Kamoi was laid down by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
1 Dec 1921 Captain Teijiro Murase was made the Chief Eqiupping Officer of the oiler which would later be named Kamoi; Murase and a group of junior officers would soon depart Japan for the United States where the ship was currently under construction.
8 Jun 1922 An oiler was completed at the New York Shipbuilding shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, United States; it was officially named Kamoi by the Japanese Navy.
12 Sep 1922 Kamoi was commissioned into service in Camden, New Jersey, United States under the command of Captain Teijiro Murase.
27 Sep 1922 Kamoi departed Camden, New Jersey, United States.
15 Dec 1922 Kamoi arrived at Yokosuka, Japan.
20 Jan 1923 Captain Tomonobu Nakayama was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
20 Oct 1923 Captain Sakae Hirayama was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 May 1924 Commander Noboru Hirota was made the acting commanding officer of Kamoi.
25 Oct 1924 Captain Noboru Hirota was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 May 1925 Captain Kiyoshi Anno was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
20 Oct 1925 Captain Heiji Takagi was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
20 May 1926 Captain Saburo Matsui was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Nov 1926 Captain Shingo Ishikawa was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
25 Jun 1927 Captain Shinji Kohiyama was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Dec 1927 Captain Tsugiharu Fujioka was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
4 Dec 1928 Commander Baron Masaki Shibayama was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
10 Dec 1928 Baron Masaki Shibayama was promoted to the rank of captain and remained the commanding officer of Kamoi.
7 Dec 1929 Kamoi was placed under the command of a new captain.
1 Dec 1930 Commander Shinpei Sugiura was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Apr 1931 Commander Genzo Honda was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
25 Jan 1932 Captain Rinzaburo Hojo was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
15 Nov 1932 Captain Rokukichi Takeda was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
20 Oct 1933 Captain Kokichi Terada was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Jun 1934 Kamoi completed its conversion from an oiler to a seaplane carrier and was assigned to the 3rd Carrier Division.
15 Nov 1934 Captain Masanao Tanba was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
15 Nov 1935 Captain Kikuji Okuda was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
2 Nov 1936 Commander Kanae Kozaka was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Dec 1936 Kanae Kozaka was promoted to the rank of captain and remained the commanding officer of Kamoi.
28 Jan 1937 Kamoi departed Yokosuka, Japan for a survey mission in the Caroline Islands.
29 Jun 1937 Kamoi began a period of maneuvers.
2 Jul 1937 Kamoi received orders to search for Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft, but did not receive any useful information such as the aircraft's last known coordinates. The order was canceled a few hours after.
5 Jul 1937 Kamoi completed a period of maneuvers.
10 Jul 1937 Kamoi arrived in Ise Bay, Japan.
22 Mar 1938 Captain Sanji Iwabuchi was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
12 Oct 1938 Off the Chinese coast, Kamoi launched aircraft in support of the invasion of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
14 Jan 1939 Captain Tomoichi Mori was made the commanding officer of seaplane carrier Kamoi while concurrently holding his previous position as the commanding officer of minelayer Itsukushima.
20 Jul 1939 Captain Aiji Hashimoto was made the commanding officer of seaplane carrier Kamoi while concurrently holding his previous position as the commanding officer of light cruiser Isuzu.
15 Nov 1939 Captain Katsuji Hattori was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was assigned to the newly established Fourth Fleet which was to be based in Truk, Caroline Islands.
14 Nov 1940 Kamoi was assigned to the 24th Air Flotilla.
15 Nov 1940 Captain Tamotsu Furukawa was made the commanding officer of Kamoi. The ship was officially re-rated as a flying boat tender on this date.
1 Jul 1941 Captain Yoshizo Hasebe was made the commanding officer of Kamoi.
1 Dec 1941 Kamoi, along with the rest of 24th Air Flotilla, was assigned to the 4th Fleet.
2 Dec 1941 Kamoi departed Emidji, Marshall Islands.
4 Dec 1941 Kamoi arrived at Majuro, Marshall Islands.
11 Dec 1941 Kamoi departed Majuro, Marshall Islands.
13 Dec 1941 Kamoi arrived at Wotje, Marshall Islands.
22 Dec 1941 Kamoi departed Wotje, Marshall Islands.
26 Dec 1941 Kamoi arrived at Emidji, Marshall Islands.
28 Dec 1941 Kamoi departed Emidji, Marshall Islands.
1 Jan 1942 Kamoi arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands.
2 Feb 1942 Kamoi departed Truk, Caroline Islands.
5 Feb 1942 Kamoi arrived at Rabaul, New Britain to provide support for the occupation of this new conquest.
7 Feb 1942 Kamoi refueled destroyers Mochizuki, Mutsuki, Yayoi, and Yunagi at 0620 hours.
13 Feb 1942 Kamoi supplied auxiliary gunboat Nikkai Maru with provisions.
3 Mar 1942 Kamoi refueled auxiliary minesweepers Tama Maru and Tama Maru No. 2 with heavy oil in the morning.
5 Mar 1942 Kamoi refueled destroyers Mochizuki, Mutsuki, and Yayoi with heavy oil at 0650 hours. Between 0722 hours and 1150 hours, she refueled light cruiser Yubari. Between 0916 hours and 1159 hours, she refueled minelayer Tsugaru with heavy oil.
1 Apr 1942 Kamoi, along with the rest of 24th Air Flotilla, was assigned to the 11th Seaplane Tender Division.
10 Apr 1942 Kamoi arrived at Taroa, Marshall Islands.
13 Apr 1942 Kamoi departed Taroa, Marshall Islands.
14 Apr 1942 Kamoi arrived at Emidji, Marshall Islands.
27 Apr 1942 Kamoi departed Emidji, Marshall Islands.
28 Apr 1942 Kamoi arrived at Jabor, Marshall Islands.
29 Apr 1942 Kamoi departed Jabor, Marshall Islands.
30 Apr 1942 Kamoi arrived at Emidji, Marshall Islands.
17 May 1942 Kamoi departed Emidji, Marshall Islands; later on the same day, she arrived at Jabor, Marshall Islands.
21 May 1942 Kamoi departed Jabor, Marshall Islands; later on the same day, she arrived at Emidji, Marshall Islands.
26 May 1942 Kamoi departed Emidji, Marshall Islands.
27 May 1942 Kamoi arrived at Wotje, Marshall Islands.
10 Jun 1942 Kamoi arrived at Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
16 Jun 1942 Kamoi arrived at Mili, Marshall Islands.
7 Aug 1942 Captain Sukeichi Yamazaki was named the commanding officer of Kamoi.
10 Sep 1942 Kamoi arrived at Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
18 Sep 1942 Kamoi arrived at Mili, Marshall Islands.
18 Oct 1942 Kamoi departed Mili, Marshall Islands.
19 Oct 1942 Kamoi arrived at Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
28 Oct 1942 Kamoi departed Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
1 Dec 1942 Kamoi departed Mili, Marshall Islands.
2 Dec 1942 Kamoi arrived at Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
6 Dec 1942 Kamoi departed Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
7 Dec 1942 Kamoi arrived at Mili, Marshall Islands.
17 Dec 1942 Kamoi departed Mili, Marshall Islands.
18 Dec 1942 Kamoi arrived at Taroa, Marshall Islands.
20 Dec 1942 Kamoi took on food from auxiliary storeship Kitakami Maru at Taroa, Marshall Islands.
25 Dec 1942 Kamoi departed Taroa, Marshall Islands.
26 Dec 1942 Kamoi arrived at Roi, Marshall Islands.
27 Dec 1942 Kamoi departed Roi, Marshall Islands.
26 Jan 1943 Kamoi passed through the Bungo Channel between Shikoku and Kyushu islands in Japan, escorted by minelayer Natsushima.
26 Jan 1943 Kamoi set sail for Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies.
26 Feb 1943 Kamoi departed Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies.
1 Mar 1943 Kamoi arrived at Kupang, West Timor, Dutch East Indies.
3 Mar 1943 Kamoi departed Kupang, West Timor, Dutch East Indies.
6 Mar 1943 Kamoi arrived at Ambon, Maluku, Dutch East Indies; she departed later on the same day.
8 Mar 1943 Kamoi arrived at Babo, Dutch New Guinea at 1015 hours. At 1212 hours, a PBY Catalina aircraft attacked Kamoi with 3 bombs, all of which missed.
1 Apr 1943 Kamoi was assigned to the 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet of the Southwest Area Fleet.
3 May 1943 Captain Takeo Shimizu was named the commanding officer of Kamoi.
7 May 1943 Kamoi departed Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies.
19 May 1943 Kamoi departed Sibolga, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies; she would arrive at Padang to the south later on the same day.
20 May 1943 Kamoi took on 2,400 tons of cement at Padang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
21 May 1943 Kamoi departed Padang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
26 May 1943 Kamoi reported a submarine attack at 1940 hours in the Flores Sea without damage; at 1946 hours, she dropped three depth charges and at 1956 hours she fired two rounds with her front main gun at the attacker.
28 May 1943 Kamoi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1411 hours; she unloaded 1,000 tons of cement.
30 May 1943 Kamoi was attacked by three four-engined aircarft at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies; she suffered no damage.
11 Aug 1943 Kamoi arrived at Singapore.
18 Aug 1943 Kamoi departed Singapore.
17 Oct 1943 Kamoi arrived at Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies.
22 Oct 1943 Kamoi departed Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies with Rio de Janeiro Maru, escorted by minesweeper W-8.
25 Oct 1943 Kamoi arrived at Horsburgh Light near Singapore at 1600 hours.
29 Oct 1943 Kamoi departed Singapore.
3 Nov 1943 Kamoi departed Pendang, Malaya at 1400 hours, escorted by submarine chaser CH-8.
5 Nov 1943 Kamoi arrived at Port Blair, Andaman Islands at 1900 hours.
10 Nov 1943 Kamoi departed Singapore.
11 Nov 1943 Kamoi arrived at Penang, British Malaya.
30 Nov 1943 Kamoi departed Car Nicobar, Andaman Islands.
3 Dec 1943 Kamoi arrived at Singapore.
20 Dec 1943 Kamoi departed Sabang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
22 Dec 1943 Kamoi arrived at Padang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
29 Dec 1943 Kamoi departed Padang, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
31 Dec 1943 Kamoi entered the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.
11 Jan 1944 Kamoi began escorting tanker Nichiei Maru at 0000 hours south of Laut Island, Dutch Borneo; they arrived at Balikpapan at 1445 hours.
23 Jan 1944 Kamoi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1630 hours.
28 Jan 1944 Kamoi was damaged by five torpedoes from USS Bowfin in the Makassar Strait at 2200 hours; she was beached to avoid sinking.
29 Jan 1944 Kamoi was towed from the Makassar Strait.
1 Feb 1944 Kamoi, under tow, arrived at Seletar Naval Base, Singapore.
15 Feb 1944 Kamoi departed Kota Bharu, British Malaya, under tow by Seiha Maru.
6 Apr 1944 Kamoi took on the remaining fuel cargo from damaged tanker Tarakan Maru, which had just arrived at Singapore for repairs.
15 Apr 1944 Kamoi was reclassified as an oiler after her seaplane hanlding equipment were removed at Singapore.
22 Apr 1944 Kamoi was tied to quay No. 13 at Singapore.
25 Apr 1944 Kamoi entered dock No. 1 at Singapore for repairs.
30 Apr 1944 Kamoi exited dock No. 1 at Singapore and anchored at buoy No. 21.
2 May 1944 Kamoi was tied to quay No. 13 at Singapore.
5 May 1944 Kamoi entered dock No. 1 at Singapore for repairs.
8 May 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of canned goods at Singapore.
11 Jul 1944 Kamoi completed receiving a new coat of paint at Singapore.
12 Jul 1944 Kamoi exited dock No. 1 and was tied to quay No. 14 at Singapore.
18 Jul 1944 Kamoi completed receiving a new coat of paint at Singapore.
28 Jul 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of food at Singapore.
3 Aug 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of canteen goods at Singapore.
17 Aug 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of coal at Singapore.
18 Aug 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of heavy oil at Singapore.
22 Aug 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of coal at Singapore.
25 Aug 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of heavy oil at Singapore and moved to buoy No. 12.
26 Aug 1944 Kamoi departed Singapore for a trial run, returning later on the same day.
27 Aug 1944 Kamoi departed Singapore for a trial run, returning to quay No. 12 later on the same day.
29 Aug 1944 Kamoi departed Singapore for a trial run.
30 Aug 1944 Kamoi arrived at Singapore after a successful trial run after her conversion to an oiler.
2 Sep 1944 Kamoi took on ammunition, coal, and transportation items at Singapore.
3 Sep 1944 Kamoi arrived at Pulau Bukom, Singapore at 0815 hours, and took on a cargo of heavy oil at pier No. 2 at 1515 hours.
10 Sep 1944 Kamoi departed Brunei at 1253 hours.
12 Sep 1944 Kamoi arrived at Boayan, Palawan, Philippine Islands at 1840 hours.
14 Sep 1944 Kamoi refueled destroyer Satsuki.
19 Sep 1944 Kamoi arrived at Talampulan, Palawan, Philippine Islands at 1845 hours.
20 Sep 1944 Kamoi departed Talampulan, Palawan, Philippine Islands at 0617 hours and arrived at Manila at 2122 hours.
21 Sep 1944 Kamoi received light damage in the hull and boilers from an aircraft of US Task Force 38 at Manila, Philippine Islands. At 2203 hours, Kamoi and other supply ships departed Manila for Palawan.
22 Sep 1944 Kamoi arrived at Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippine Islands.
23 Sep 1944 Kamoi refueled submarine chaser CH-30 and submarine chaser CH-33 at Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippine Islands.
24 Sep 1944 Kamoi received damage from an aircraft of US Task Force 38 in a sound between off Lusong island, Palawan, Philippine Islands.
27 Sep 1944 Kamoi was hit by a torpedo from submarine USS Bonefish in the South China Sea at 0500 hours; she arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands for repairs in the evening.
28 Sep 1944 Kamoi took on food and disembarked heavy oil while at Manila, Philippines.
2 Oct 1944 Kamoi loaded boiler water while at Manila, Philippines.
3 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Manila, Philippines with convoy MATA-28, and arrived at Santa Cruz at 1740 hours.
4 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Santa Cruz, Philippine Islands at 0745 hours, arriving at San Fernando at 1627 hours.
6 Oct 1944 Kamoi, as a part of convoy MIMA-11, departed San Fernando, Philippine Islands at 0618 for Takao, Taiwan under the escort of several small craft. At 0800 hours, submarine USS Aspro attacked the convoy to no effect. At 1530 hours, submarine USS Cabrilla attacked the convoy and sank two ships. At 1830 hours, Kamoi and the surviving members of the convoy arrived at Lapoc Bay.
7 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Lapoc Bay, Philippine Islands at 0030 for Yulin Naval Base, Hainan, China.
8 Oct 1944 Kamoi and the rest of her convoy received faulty intelligence that US submarines were no longer threatening the sea route to Takao, Taiwan, and the convoy set course to that original destination.
9 Oct 1944 Kamoi changed course for Hong Kong after her convoy was attacked several times by US submarines.
11 Oct 1944 Kamoi arrived at Sansui Bay, Hong Kong at 1320 hours. She entered the dry dock at Kowloon for repairs.
12 Oct 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of food at Hong Kong.
15 Oct 1944 Kamoi was attacked by American fighters at Hong Kong at 1705 hours, but received no damage.
16 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Hong Kong harbor for buoy No. 12. At 1540 hours, she was attacked by US aircraft, but suffered no damage. At 2017 hours, she was relocated to Tung Long Island (Toryu Jima).
17 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Hong Kong at 0711 hours for a trial run, returning to Hong Kong at 0900 hours.
18 Oct 1944 Kamoi took on a cargo of food while at Hong Kong.
21 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Hong Kong at 1811 hours with convoy HOMO-01 for Moji, Japan; the convoy was escorted by destroyer Asago, minesweeper W-101, and a submarine chaser.
27 Oct 1944 Kamoi arrived at Sijiao Island off Shanghai, China at 1200 hours and refueled the escort vessels of the convoy.
28 Oct 1944 Kamoi departed Sijiao Island off Shanghai, China at 0930 hours.
29 Oct 1944 Kamoi disembarked the last of her cargo of heavy oil and took on ammunition while at Manila, Philippines.
2 Nov 1944 Kamoi arrived at Kobe, Japan at 1713 hours.
4 Nov 1944 Kamoi departed Kobe, Japan at 0928 hours and arrived at Osaka at 1058 hours.
5 Nov 1944 Kamoi departed Osaka, Japan at 1449 hours.
6 Nov 1944 Kamoi arrived at Teshio Bay, Japan at 1503 hours.
7 Nov 1944 Kamoi departed Teshio Bay, Japan at 0619 hours, arriving in Ise Bay at about 1600 hours.
8 Nov 1944 Kamoi departed Ise Bay, Japan at 0619 hours, arriving at Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at 1639 hours.
9 Nov 1944 Kamoi departed Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at 0546 hours, escorted by auxiliary submarine chaser Toshi Maru No. 3, auxiliary minesweeper Hagoromo Maru, and auxiliary minesweeper Seki Maru No. 3; they would arrived at Yokosuka at 1615 hours.
10 Dec 1944 Kamoi entered drydocks at Yokosuka, Japan for repairs.
15 Dec 1944 Captain Yoshiro Fujimaki was named the commanding officer of Kamoi while the ship was at Yokosuka, Japan.
22 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Yokosuka, Japan at 0652 hours, escorted by auxiliary submarine chaser CHa-211, submarine chaser Toshi Maru No. 1, and auxiliary minesweeper Hagoromo Maru; she arrived at Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at 1731 hours.
23 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at 0530 hours, escorted by auxiliary patrol boat Kousei Maru; she arrived at Ise Bay at 1457 hours.
24 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Ise Bay, Japan at 0600 hours and arrived at Oshima Bay at 1600 hours.
25 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Oshima Bay, Japan at 0818 hours and arrived at Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan at 2328 hours.
26 Dec 1944 Kamoi arrived at Kure, Japan.
28 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Kure, Japan at 0715 hours and arrived off Hesaki Lighthouse at 1719 hours.
30 Dec 1944 Kamoi arrived at Mutsure Jima, Yamaguchi Prefecture Japan at 1900 hours.
31 Dec 1944 Kamoi departed Moji, Japan with convoy HI-87 for Takao, Taiwan.
3 Jan 1945 Kamoi and the rest of convoy HI-87 laid anchor in the Zhoushan Islands off the coast of Zhejiang Province, China.
5 Jan 1945 Kamoi and the rest of convoy HI-87 departed Zhoushan Islands off the coast of Zhejiang Province, China.
7 Jan 1945 Kamoi arrived in Takao, Taiwan after dodging several US submarine attacks during the day.
8 Jan 1945 Kamoi departed Takao, Taiwan at 1200 hours but anchored outside the port due to engine trouble of convoy mate Kaiho Maru.
9 Jan 1945 Kamoi suffered light damage from the near-miss of a bomb from US Navy aircraft off Takao, Taiwan.
10 Jan 1945 Kamoi departed Takao, Taiwan at 1700 hours.
12 Jan 1945 Kamoi received word of US carrier attack on Kirun, Taiwan thus her destination would be Hong Kong rather than Mako, Pescadores Islands.
13 Jan 1945 Kamoi and the rest of convoy HI-87 arrived at Hong Kong at 1100 hours.
16 Jan 1945 Kamoi, at anchor off Kennedy Town in Hong Kong, was heavily damaged at 1240 hours during an air raid by aircraft of US Navy Task Force. The direct bomb hit destroyed the engine room and disabled her. Later in the day, she was strafed by a P-51 fighter of USAAF 14th Air Force.
22 Feb 1945 Kamoi arrived at Singapore.
24 Feb 1945 Kamoi departed Singapore.
26 Feb 1945 Kamoi arrived at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies.
1 Apr 1945 Kamoi arrived at Singapore and was tied to quay No. 12.
3 Apr 1945 Kamoi arrived at anchorage No. 26 at Singapore.
5 Apr 1945 Kamoi was heavily damaged by a B-24 bomber of USAAF Far East Air Force in Hong Kong harbor.
8 Apr 1945 Kamoi sank in shallow water in Hong Kong.
13 Apr 1945 Kamoi, which had already sunk in shallow water 5 days prior, was abandoned by her crew in Hong Kong.
7 May 1945 Kamoi took on a cargo of food at Singapore.
4 Sep 1945 Kamoi departed Pulau Bukom, Singapore and returned to the main Singapore port.
6 Sep 1945 Kamoi departed Singapore at 0748 hours and joined a convoy escorted by destroyer Satsuki, submarine chaser CH-30, and submarine chaser CH-33.
8 Sep 1945 Kamoi arrived at Miri, Sarawak at 1858 hours.
9 Sep 1945 Kamoi departed Miri, Sarawak at 0722 hours with a convoy escorted by destroyer Satsuki, submarine chaser CH-28, submarine chaser CH-30, and submarine chaser CH-33; Kamoi arrived in Brunei at 1900 hours.
3 Jul 1947 Kamoi was officially removed from the Japanese list.

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Fleet oiler Kamoi off Yokosuka, Japan, 1925 or 1926Seaplane carrier Kamoi, 1937




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