japanese Kokusai Kisen K. K. SS Raifuku Maru (+1925)
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality japanese
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Taifuku Maru No.1 class cargo (jpn.)
Taifuku Maru No.1 class cargo (jpn.) Mount Pelion SS (+1942)
propulsion steam
date built 1918
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5867  grt
dimensions 117.3 x 15.5 x -- m
material steel [*]
engine triple expansion engine
power 440  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 427
about the loss
cause lost gale/storm
date lost 19/04/1925  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.48rank: 594
about people
builder
Kawasaki Dockyard Co. Ltd., Kobe
owner
Kokusai Kisen K. K.
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 13/12/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 27/10/2011


[*] means that the value was inherited from Mount Pelion SS (+1942), the reference for Taifuku Maru No.1 class cargo (jpn.).
 
  Position  
 
Lettens Jan13/12/2008
latitudehydro member
longitudehydro member
AIShydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 
insert wreck site info
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu
 
 copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Sammlung Bernt Schultz copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu 
 
 copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu   
 
insert new picture
 
  History  
 
Lettens Jan17/01/2010S/S RAIFUKU MARU; Owned by Kokusai Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha and built in 1918 by Kawasaki Dockyard; 5,867 tons; 385 ft.; 9.5 knots; triple expansion engine

Unfortunately for her crew of 48, just after their ship, the Raifuku Maru left Boston on April 18th, 1925, for Hamburg with a cargo of wheat, they steamed right into a furious storm.

She send out a distress call and White Star liner Homeric (Capt. Roberts), at 70 miles distance responded. Homeric finally spotted her with a heavy list and all her life boats smashed to pieces.

The Liner approached and tried to pick up survivors, but none could survive in the mountaneous seas. All 48 of the crew drowned.
ref. used: 
 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
 
US
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
SS Raifuku Maru (+1925)
US
More charts
US North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: