japanese Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍 MV Toa Maru (+1943)
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general
nationality japanese
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1939
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 6732  grt
dimensions 136 x 17.7 x -- m
engine 1 diesel engine
power  
speed 14.5  knots
yard no. 115
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 31/01/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 670
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builder
Kawaminami Kogyo K. K.
last owner
[1]Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍
MV Toa Maru (+1943)
period 1941 ~ 1943
prev. owners
[2]Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line, Osaka
MV Toa Maru
period 1939 ~ 1941
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 05/10/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 16/06/2012
 
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Lettens Jan05/10/2010On January 31st, 1943, USMC SBDs (VMSB 233), TBFs, F4Fs and USAAF P-39s, flying from Guadalcanal sink Japanese transport Toa Maru between Vella Lavella and Kolombangara, 07°50'S, 156°50'E. Torpedo boat Hiyodori and minelayer Kamime, damaged in the air attacks, rescue survivors and transport them to Kolombangara.
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