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Japanese Merchant Ships (Maru)
Sinking date shown for wartime losses

Aikoku Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Aiyo Maru  sunk March 3, 1943
Akagi Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Akibaasan Maru  sunk January 31, 1944
Amagisan Maru  sunk February 17, 1944
Amakasu Maru No. 1  sunk December 24, 1942
Arisan Maru   sunk October 24, 1944 *
Asakaze Maru  sunk December 3, 1943
Ayutosen Maru  (The Gona Wreck)  sunk July 22, 1942
Azumasan Maru (Deep Ruinin Wreck) October 15-16, 1942
Bordeaux Maru  sunk February 1, 1942
Borneo Maru  sunk ?, 1942
Choko Maru  sunk December 4, 1943
Dorish Maru
Eiko Maru No. 2  sunk January 29, 1944
Fujikawa Maru  sunk February 17, 1944
Fujisan Maru  sunk February 17, 1944
Goryu Maru Grounded late 1943
Gosei Maru  sunk February 17, 1944 *
Gyoraitei No.10  sunk February 16, 1944
Hakkai Maru  sunk January 17, 1944
Hakushun Maru  sunk February 17, 1944 *
Hanakawa Maru  sunk February 17, 1944
Heian Maru  sunk February 17, 1944 *
Hikawa Maru displayed at Yokohama *
Hinko Maru  sunk circa June 1944 *
Hino Maru No.2  sunk April 30, 1944
Hirokawa Maru (Bonegi 1) Beached November 15, 1942
Hitachi Maru  sunk February 14, 1943
Hoki Maru  sunk February 16-17, 1944
Hokuan Maru sunk February 14, 1944
Hokurei Maru  Damaged October 6, 1944 and beached
Hokuyo Maru  sunk February 17, 1944 *
Houn Maru  sunk May 19, 1943
Hoyo Maru  sunk late April 1944
Ikuta Maru  sunk January 12, 1944
India Maru  sunk April 15, 1943
Italy Maru  sunk November 2, 1943
Kamikawa Maru  sunk May 29, 1943
Kano Maru Grounded & sunk September 15, 1942
Kanshin Maru  sunk January 11, 1944
Kashi Maru  sunk July 2, 1943
Katsuragisan Maru  sunk ? *
Keifuku Maru  sunk January 5, 1943 by B-17 bombing
Kembu Maru  sunk December 4, 1943
Kensho Maru  sunk ? *
Kikukawa Maru  sunk October 7, 1943
Kirikawa Maru sunk February 27, 1943 *
Kinkansan Maru (Takubar Wreck)  sunk ? *
Kinryu Maru   sunk August 25, 1942 *
Kinryu Maru   sunk ? 1944 *
Kinugasa Maru sunk October 7, 1944 *
Kinugawa Maru (Bonegi 2)  sunk November 15, 1942
Kisaragi Maru  (Kisargel Maru) partially sunk into Simpson Harbor, salvaged postwar, ultimate fate unknown
Kiyosumi Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Kogyo Maru  sunk * ?
Kokai Maru  sunk February 21, 1944
Komaki Maru (Wreck Wharf, No ken pek pek maru) April 17, 1942
Kotohira Maru  sunk April 15, 1944
Kowa Maru  sunk February 21, 1944
Kozui Maru  sunk 1943 *
Kotoku Maru (Kotoko Maru)  sunk August 8, 1942
Kunikawa Maru  sunk May 21, 1945
Kyokusei Maru  sunk March 2, 1943
Kyokuzan Maru  sunk * ?
Kyusyu Maru (Ruinin Wreck) October 15, 1942
Manko Maru  sunk November 2, 1943 *
Matsutani Maru  sunk February 17, 1944
Minsei Maru  sunk April 29-30, 1944
Momokawa Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Montevideo Maru  sunk July 1, 1942
Myoko Maru (Malahang Wreck)  sunk January 8, 1942
Nagano Maru  sunk *
Nagato Maru  sunk September 2, 1943
Nanyei Maru damaged late 1941 towed Dili Harbor sunk
Nippo Maru  sunk *
Nissan Maru  sunk June 19, 1942 *
Nissan Maru No. 2 sunk August 11, 1945
Nojima Maru (Nozama Maru)  sunk September 16, 1942 / April 20, 1943
Oikawa Maru  sunk March 3, 1943
Okikawa Maru  sunk *
Olympia Maru  sunk *
Oryoku Maru  sunk *
Rakyo Maru sunk September 12, 1944
Reiyo Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Rio De Janeiro Maru  sunk February 16, 1944
Sagami Maru   sunk November 3, 1943
Sagara Maru  abandoned September 1, 1943
Saidu Maru sunk ?
San Francisco Maru  sunk February 18, 1944
Sankisan Maru  sunk *
Sanko Maru  sunk February 16, 1944 *
Sanuki Maru  sunk January 28, 1945 *
Sanyo Maru  sunk May 26, 1944
Sapporo Maru  sunk May 29, 1944
Sasako Maru (Sasago Maru)  sunk October 15, 1942
Seiko Maru  sunk July 31, 1943
Shinkoku Maru  sunk *
Shinsho Maru  sunk July 9, 1942
Shoei Maru (O-Buoy Wreck)  sunk December 19, 1943
Shohan Maru (Chinsen Maru)  sunk *
Shonan Maru No. 6  sunk January 30, 1944
Shotan Maru  sunk February 18, 1944
Shouin Maru  sunk *
Sydney Maru (Shishi Maru)  sunk April 14, 1943
Taiho Maru  sunk *
Taijun Maru  sunk April 11, 1942
Taikichi Maru  sunk *
Taisei Maru   sunk September 27, 1943
Taiyō Maru sunk May 8, 1942
Takasaki Maru  sunk December 25, 1943
Tamahoko Maru  sunk June 29, 1944 *
Tateyama Maru  sunk December 4, 1943
Tenyo Maru  sunk March 10, 1942
Toa Maru No. 2  sunk January 31, 1943
Tokai Maru  sunk August 27, 1943
Tonan Maru No. 2 sunk August 22, 1944 sunk by USS Pintado (SS-387).
Tonan Maru No.3  sunk February 16, 1944 *
Toreshima Maru  sunk December 1943 *
Ume Maru  sunk *
Unkai Maru No.6  sunk *
Unidentified Maru (Small Victoira Bay Wreck)  sunk *
Yamamoto Maru  sunk April 18, 1943
Yamaura Maru  sunk November 15, 1942
Yamazuki Maru  sunk November 15, 1942
Yawata Maru (Unyō) sunk September 17, 1944
Yokohama Maru  sunk March 10, 1942
Yoshino Maru  sunk February 13, 1944
Yoshinogawa Maru  sunk January 9, 1943
Yubae Maru  sunk *

Unidentified Shipwrecks
Unknown Japanese shipwreck off Kwajalein (G-Buoy Wreck)
Unidentified Japanese shipwreck (George's Wreck)
Unidentified Japanese shipwreck at Truk (Gun High Wreck)
Unknown Japanese shipwreck off Kavieng
Unidentified Japanese shipwreck off Gasmata
Japaneseluggar off Ranongga Island
Large Japanese shipwreck near Kieta
Small Japanese shipwreck near Kieta
Unidentified shipwreck off Shell Island (Phantom Maru)  sunk January 29 and February 1, 1944
Schooner shipwreck off Shell Island  sunk on January 31, 1944
Unknown shipwreck off Bigel Island  sunk January 31, 1944
Unknown shipwreck in Coron Bay  possibly Taiei Maru
Unknown shipwreck off Eller Island  likely Kikyo Maru
Unknown shipwreck off Eller Island  likely Kikyo Maru
Unknown shipwreck off Eller Island  likely Kikyo Maru
Unknown Japanese shipwreck in Buka Passage (Stern out of water shipwreck) sunk Buka Passage
Unknown Japanese shipwreck Buka Passage (On its side shipwreck) sunk Buka Passage
Unknown Japanese shipwreck in Buka Passage (Propeller Shipwreck) sunk Buka Passage

Last Updated
December 16, 2016

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