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  Houn Maru
IJA
Cargo

1,917 Tons
82.8 / 12.2 / ?

Ship History
Built by Kawaminami at Nagasaki in 1917 for Toho Kisen K. K., Osaka as a cargo vessel.

Wartime History
During July 1940 acquired by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and used as a cargo vessel during the Pacific War.

Sinking History
On May 19, 1943, thirty TBF Avengers from VT-11 and VMSB-143 damaged Houn Maru and force her to run aground at Tonolei Harbor off southern Bougainville. Afterwards, the vessel was abandoned as a total loss.

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Last Updated
April 21, 2018

 

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6.47 N
155.51E

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