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  Houn Maru
IJN
Cargo

1,917 Tons
82.8 / 12.2 / ?

Ship History
Built by Kawaminami at Nagasaki in 1917 for Toho Kisen K. K., Osaka. Acquired by the Japanese Army July 1940 and used during the Pacific War as a cargo vessel.

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. The vessel was abandoned as a total loss.

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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6.47 N
155.51E

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