file created: 12/07/02 00:18:03 , last update: 03/03/00
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CA Cokai
Imperial Japanese Navy heavy cruiser
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Takao 1928/03/26
Micubishi Nagasaki
1931/04/05 1932/06/30 1944/10/25
sunk
Namesake: "Bird Sea" ("pta moe") - a volcano in Ugo province
TTD differences from class:44/07: 38x25
Camouflage:


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41     2ndFlt/CruDiv4    
41/12/08   E SoExpFor/MalGrp/SupGrp land Kota Bharu   89 
41/12/11 41/12/13 E SoExpFor/MalGrp/SupGrp Cam Ranh Bay   89 
41/12/13 41/12/20 E SoExpFor/MalGrp/SupGrp screen 2nd landing convoy to Malaysia   89 
41/12/22       land Lingayen Gulf  
42/01/05 42/01/09     escort (with Kumano, Suzuja) reinforcement convoy to Borneo   89 
42/01/28 42/02/16   CruDiv4 ASW patrol off Palau   89 
42/02 42/03/26   WCovFor land Java   89 
42/02/10 42/02/15? L WCovFor land Palembang   89 
42/02/19 42/02/22     escort Sumatra reinforcement convoy   89 
42/02/22       damage(grounding) > sail to Cam Ranh Bay   89 
42/02/25 42/02/27     sail from Cam Ranh Bay to Singapore   89 
42/02/27 42/03/09     Seletar Shipyard, Singapore - repairs   89 
42/03/09 42/03/14   WCovFor land N Sumatra   89 
42/04/01 42/04/11? C SupFor/CenGrp raid Indian Ocean   89 
42/04/06   C SupFor/CenGrp sinking US s/s Selma City (5686 BRT), US s/s Bienville (5491)   89 
42/04/06   C SupFor/CenGrp sinking HMSS Ganges (6246 BRT)   89 
42/04/11 42/04/13     Singapore   89 
42/04/13 42/04/22     sail from Singapore to Jokosuka escorted by Shiokaze   89  99 
42/04/22 42/05/21     Jokosuka - overhaul   89 
42/05/03 42/05/09     Jokohama - drydock   89 
42/05/21 42/05/23     sail from Jokosuka to Hashiradzima   89 
42/05/23 42/05/29     Hashiradzima   89 
42/05/29 42/06/14   C1/MidInvFor/MainBody/CruDiv4/Sect1 xMidway  
42/06/14 42/07/19     Kure   89 
42/07/14     8thFlt/FltF IJN reorganization   89 
42/07/19 42/07/25     sail from Kure to Truk   89 
42/07/27 42/07/30     sail from Truk to Rabaul   89 
42/08/08 42/08/10   8thFlt/FltF xSavo -damage  
42/08/10 42/08/19     Rabaul submarine base - repairs   89 
42/08/19 42/08/22     Mwe Strait   89 
42/08/22 42/08/23     sail from Mwe Strait to Shortland   99 
42/08/23 42/08/26 KI CloSupCovFor xEasSol  
42/08/26       Rabaul   89 
42/10/15       shell Henderson Field  
42/10/24 42/10/26     escort reinforcement convoy to Guadalcanal   89 
42/11/01 42/11/05     escort reinforcement convoy to Guadalcanal   89 
42/11/14 42/11/15   BombGrp xGuada2   99 
42/11/14     BombGrp disable(planes) off Guadalcanal   89 
42/11/14 42/11/16     Shortland   89 
42/11/16 42/11/20     sail from Shortland to Rabaul (11/17) > Truk   89  99 
42/11/20 42/11/3?     Truk - repairs   89 
42/12/02 42/12/10     Rabaul, Kavieng   89 
43/01/31 43/02/09     Kavieng - wait US reaction on Guadalcanal evacuation   89 
43/02/1? 43/02/20     sail from Kavieng to Truk (02/13-02/15) > Jokosuka   89 
43/02/20 43/04/04     Jokosuka - repairs   89 
43/04/04 43/04/10     sail from Jokosuka to Saipan (04/07) > Truk   89  99 
43/04/13 43/04/20     escort supply convoy from Truk to Rabaul & Kavieng, then sail to Truk   89 
43/04/20 43/06/30     Truk   89 
43/06/30 43/07/02     sail from Truk to Rabaul   89 
43/07/02 43/08/10     New Georgia reinforcements   89 
43/07/05       sail from Rabaul to Shortland   99 
43/07/19 43/07/20   CovGrp cover troop transport run to Kolombangara   103 
43/08/01 43/08/02   CovGrp cover troop transport run to Vila   103 
43/08/10 43/08/16     sail to Truk (08/11-08/12) > Jokosuka   89 
43/08/16 43/09/15     Jokosuka - overhaul (drydock 09/06-09/11)   89 
43/08/20     CruDiv4 again     89 
43/09/15 43/09/20     escort troop convoy to Truk   89 
43/10/17 43/10/19   CF/CruDiv4 sail from Truk to Eniwetok   89 
43/10/19 43/10/23   CF/CruDiv4 Eniwetok   89 
43/10/23 43/10/26   CF/CruDiv4 sail from Eniwetok to Truk   89 
43/11/03   RO 2ndFlt/CruDiv4 departed Truk for Rabaul  
43/11/04 43/11/07 RO 2ndFlt/CruDiv4 returned to Truk escorting damaged AO Nichiei M., AP Nissho M.   89 
43/11/07? 43/11/24     Truk  
43/11/24 43/11/26     sail from Truk to Kwajalein   89 
43/11/27 43/11/28     sail from Kwajalein to Eniwetok   89 
43/11/29 43/11/30     sail from Eniwetok to Roi   89 
43/11/30 43/12/03   2ndFlt/CruDiv4 Roi  
43/12/03 43/12/05     sail from Roi to Truk   89 
43/12/03 43/12/05   2ndFlt/CruDiv4 sail from Roi to Truk   99 
43/12/05 44/02/10     Truk   89 
44/01       Truk - repairs   89 
44/01/21       towing supply ship Irako (disabled by Permit) to Truk   89 
44/02/10 44/02/13     sail from Truk to Palau   89 
44/02/13 44/03/29     Palau   89 
44/03/29 44/04/01     sail from Palau to Davao   89 
44/04/04 44/04/09     sail from Davao to Lingga Roads   89 
44/04/09 44/05/11     Lingga Roads   89 
44/05/11 44/06/24 Forage AdvFor/CruDiv4 xPhilip   81  86  89
44/06/26 44/07/10     Kure - repairs   89 
44/07/10 44/07/16     sail from Kure to Singapore   89 
44/10/18 44/10/25 Sho-Go CenFor/CruDiv4 xLeyte   86 
44/10/24   Sho-Go CenFor/CruDiv4 xSibuya   86 
44/10/25   Sho-Go CenFor/CruDiv4 xSamar -sunk(VC-5 from Kitkun Bay) (11-22N, 126-22E)  

Ship status, hull number changes...: 1944/12/20 struck from Navy List
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