Off Cape Camau, the convoy separates.
Japanese troops enter French Indochina. Cdr Shoji is the Commanding Officer. Atan unopposed landing is made at Laboehanroekoe, Northern Sumatra.
S of Hainan Island. An unknown of troops are killed.
Attacks enemy sub with unknown result. Gulf of Siam Thailand. Intercepts a large Chinese sampan carrying a shipment of weapons and escorts it to Hainan Island.
Murch later submits a detailed esccort about the new IJN "sloop". Atall the units depart for landing sites in Siam. LtCdr Norman R.
Departs Camranh Bay. Enroute, a total of 29 Dutch mines are located in the Moesi River and swept up. August Mako.
Escorts five transports to Kota Bharu, then patrols off Singora. Shells the coast and lands a platoon of Special Naval Landing Force sailors.
Participates in the capture of Niujiaoshan Island. Soon thereafter, the invasion force secures the oilfields at Langsa and Pangkalanbrandan.
Summer Based in Mako Participates in a naval blockade off southern Chinese coast. The site is marked with a buoy and the IJN ships are recalled. The United States responds by placing a ban on the export of steel, scrap metal and aviation fuel to Japan.
E 15 March Arrives back at Singapore. Atdeparts Vietnamese Phu Quoc Island escorting three unidentified transports.
Later that morning, rendezvouses at sea with seven other unidentified transports carrying three battalions of the 55th IJA Infantry Division escorted by the No.