SS Ryūsei Maru

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History
Japan
Name: SS Ryusei Maru
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Yard number: 177
Launched: 1911
Fate: Sunk 1944
General characteristics
Tonnage: 4,777 GRT
Length: 117.3 m (385 ft)
Beam: 15.5 m (51 ft)
Draft: 8.4 m (28 ft)
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine 349 hp (260 kW)
Propulsion: Single screw
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)

SS Ryusei Maru (隆西丸 Ryūsei Maru?) was a Japanese transport ship that was sunk by USS Rasher on 25 February 1944. Nearly 5,000 lives were lost.

On the same day Rasher also sank Tango Maru, killing some 3,500 Japanese laborers and POWs.

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