SS Ryūsei Maru

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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.

See also[edit]


  • "Ryusei Maru (+1944)". Wreck Site. Retrieved 2013-09-02.