SS Lima Maru
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Zosen Kaisha (Nagasaki)|
|Out of service:||8 February 1944|
|Fate:||Sunk, 8 February 1944|
On 8 February 1944, as part of convoy MOTA-02, she was transporting around 2,900 men of the Japanese 19th Brigade from Moji to Takao. The Lima Maru was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine USS Snook some 30 miles south east of the Goto Archipelago at position 31°05´N, 127°37´E. The Lima Maru exploded and sank very fast. Fewer than 150 soldiers survived.
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- "Lima Maru (+1944)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- David L Williams. "In the Shadow of the Titanic: Merchant Ships Lost With Greater Fatalities". Retrieved 2016-08-07.