In Japanese Waters
As the war ended, Tumult was sweeping in area "Skagway" off the coast of Kyūshū, Japan. A few days later, she rendezvoused with the U.S. 3rd Fleet as it steamed northward. On 28 August, Tumult and three other minesweepers swept past the headlands of Tokyo Bay and into the harbor. The once busy Japanese port presented a bleak and unnervingly quiet appearance. Only a single battleship, Nagato, and a few smaller vessels remained; and a lone beached destroyer added to the desolation of the scene, as the victorious American ships entered the harbor.
Tumult immediately began sweeping the anchorage and, in the following days, helped to remove minefields at the harbor entrance. During most of September, she swept off the eastern coast of Honshū, clearing Sagami Wan and Ishinomaki Wan. While the minesweeper was anchored in Tokyo harbor on the 27th, a motor whale-boat capsized nearby in heavy seas. Tumult launched her own whaleboat and rescued 20 survivors from the stormy waters of the bay. Early in October, the minesweeper sat out a typhoon in Tokyo Bay; then got underway for Sasebo where she stopped before departing Japan for sweeps in area "Klondike" in the Yellow Sea.
On 30 October, accidental engine room flooding left one of Tumult's main propulsion motors inoperable, stopping her port shaft. On the first day of November, she headed for Japan and underwent repairs at Sasebo until the end of the year. In January 1946, she steamed via Eniwetok and Pearl Harbor to San Pedro, California, arriving there on 15 February. She departed the west coast on 3 March and proceeded via the Panama Canal to Charleston, South Carolina.
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