Shintoku Maru was a civilian vessel that was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Army for use as a cargo transport.
On May 1, 1943 at noon a convoy consisting of Shintoko Maru, Takuei Maru and Sumiyoshi Maru escorted subchaser CH-30 depart Shortland bound for Rabaul.
On May 15, 1943 at 4:00pm a convoy consisting of Shintoko Maru, Kyosei Maru, Sumiyoshi Maru and Wakamatsu Maru No. 1 escorted by subchaser CH-30 departs Rabaul bound for Shortland. En route Sumiyoshi Maru and
Wakamatsu Maru No. 1 detached for Buka.
On May 20, 1943 at 5:00pm a convoy consisting of Shintoko Maru,
Shintoko Maru, Kyosei Maru and Atsu Maru escorted by subchaser CH-30 departs Shortland bound for Rabaul.
On June 3, 1943 at 1:00pm, a convoy consisting of Shintoko Maru, Mitsu Maru No. 3, Koshu Maru No. 2, Takuei Maru and Shintoku Maru escorted by subchaser CH-29 and CH-12 departs Rabaul bound for the Shortland.
On June 5, 1943 sunk by SBD Dauntless dive bombers between Shortland and Bougainville.
Japanese Monograph 116 - June 5, 1943 lists Shinkoko Maru as an Army cargo transport of 780 tons sunk off Shortland by aircraft
Japanese Naval and Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II by All Causes - Chronological List of Japanese Merchant Vessel Losses - June 5, 1943 Shintoko Maru
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November 16, 2018