japanese Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line Nankai Maru (+1944)
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nationality japanese
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
subtype/class Kinai Maru class cargo 1930 (jpn.)
Kinai Maru class cargo 1930 (jpn.) Kinai Maru (+1943)
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1933
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weight (tons) 8416  grt
dimensions 138.7 x 18.5 x 12.5 m
material steel
engine 2 x Sulzer diesel engines
power 8453  b.h.p.
speed 18.5  knots
yard no. 501
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 12/09/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line, Osaka
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entered 16/01/2010
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last update 06/08/2011
 
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Lettens Jan16/01/2010On September 12th 1944, U.S. submarine Sealion (SS-315) sinks the Japanese transport Nankai Maru and merchant passenger/cargo ship Rakuyo Maru in the South China Sea, East of Hainan Island.

U.S. submarine Pampanito (SS-383) sinks the merchant passenger/cargo ship Kachidoki Maru (ex-U.S. passenger liner President Harrison) and tanker Zuiho Maru,

Sealion and Pampanito crew are unaware that the Rakuyo Maru and Kachidoki Maru are carrying Allied POWs.
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Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line, Osaka

Dating from 1884. In 1964 it was merged resulting in the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
 
 
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