Built by Nippon Suisan Kabushiki Kaisha in 1930. Used as a fishing traler.
During the Pacific War, requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Used as a auxiliary provision storeship at Truk
April 4, 1944 bombed at Truk
Lagoon by B-24 Liberators. During the attack, the vessel suffered a near miss that damaged the engines.
On May 29, 1944 sunk at Truk
Lagoon near the Kiyosumi Maru.
Postwar, the shipwreck was bouyed, then lost. Rediscovered
by Dan Bailey. The ship's bell is displayed at the Blue Lagoon Dive
Thanks to Dan Bailey for historical information and rediscovery information.
This ship's history is detailed in WWII Wrecks
of the Truk Lagoon the rediscovery of this shipwreck is the
topic of an Australian National Geographic documentary.
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January 10, 2018