SS Yoshida Maru

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Not to be confused with SS Yoshida Maru No. 1.
History
Civil naval ensign ([Hinmaru])Japan
Name: Yoshida Maru [1]
Operator: NYK Line house flag.svg Nippon Yusen (NYK)
Builder: Hakodate Dock at Hakodate, Hokkaidō
Completed: August 1941
In service: 1941 - 1944
Fate: lost in war
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,921 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 93 m (305 ft)
Beam: 13.8 m (45 ft)
Propulsion: 1 turbine, single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Notes: Steel construction

The Yoshida Maru (吉田丸?) was a Japanese cargo ship owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The ship was built in 1941 by Hakodate Dock at Hakodate on the northern island of Hokkaidō.

History[edit]

The Yoshida Maru was built at Hakodate; and she left port in August 1941 on her maiden voyage.[2]

The 2,921-ton vessel had a length of 310 feet (93 m), and her beam was 45 feet (13.8 m). The single turbine, single screw propulsion produced an average speed of 11 knots (20 km/h).[2]

World War II[edit]

Yoshida Maru was requisitioned as an auxiliary gunboat/minelayer and transport ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was armed with 3 guns of 12 cm and machineguns.

On 18 January 1944, she was sunk by the submarine USS Flasher at 140 miles west-southwest of Minami-Tori-shima, 23°50′N 151°28′E / 23.833°N 151.467°E / 23.833; 151.467.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Yoshida Maru Passenger/cargo ship 1919-1944". Wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 2015-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Haworth, R.B. Miramar Ship Index: Yoshida Maru, ID#4048724.
  3. ^ "The Official Chronology of The US Navy in World War II". HyperWar Foundation. Retrieved 2015-02-21. 

References[edit]

OCLC 12370774