japanese Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍 Moji Maru (+1944)
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general
nationality japanese
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3757  grt
dimensions 105.2 x 15.2 x -- m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 12  knots
yard no. 95
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 12/06/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Yokohama Dock Co.
last owner
[1]Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍
Moji Maru (+1944)
period --- ~ 1944
prev. owners
[2]Kinkai Yusen KK, Tokyo
Moji Maru
period 1928 ~ 1939
IMO/Off. no.: 28982
[3]Nippon Yusen Kaisha - NYK, Tokyo
Moji MAru
period 1939 ~ ---
IMO/Off. no.: 28982
[4]Nippon Yusen Kaisha - NYK, Tokyo
Moji Maru
period 1922 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 28982
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 25/11/2009
last update Allen Tony
last update 06/12/2013
 
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Lettens Jan25/11/2009On June 12th 1944, Planes from 15 carriers (CV-and CVL) of TF 58 (Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher) work over Japanese air facilities and coast defenses on Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Rota, and Pagan Islands, Marianas.

Carrier strikes are repeated on 13 and 14 June in preparation for the landings on Saipan. Aircraft from carrier Essex (CV-9) and small carriers Langley (CVL-27) and Cowpens (CVL- 25) (TG 58.4) smash Japanese convoy (which had sailed from Tanapag harbor for Japan the previous day) northwest of Saipan, sinking:
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 Cressman R. J., Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII


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