japanese Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line Takao Maru (+1942)
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general
nationality japanese
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1927
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4282  grt
dimensions 108.4 x 14.8 x 7.1 m
material steel
engine
power 3915  s.h.p.
speed 15  knots
yard no. 317
call sign
JPOB  
JPOB
about the loss
cause lost explosion
other reasons [1] ran aground (wrecked)
[2] air raid
date lost 05/03/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Uraga Drydock Co. Ltd., Uraga
owner
Osaka Shosen K. K. - OSK Line, Osaka
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last update 04/08/2012
 
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Lettens Jan04/08/2012On December 10th, 1941, off Vigan, minesweeper W-10 is bombed and sunk by USAAF P-35. During the action, Captain Samuel H. Marrett, CO of the 34th Fighter Squadron, makes repeated srafing passes on W-10 with his P-35 until W-10 blows up. The force of the explosion tears a wing off Marret's P-35 and he crashes into the sea.

Destroyer Murasame and transport Oigawa Maru are strafed. The latter, set afire, is beached to facilitate salvage.

USAAF B-17s bomb and damage light cruiser Naka and transport Takao Maru. The latter is run aground at 17°29'N, 120°26'E and was destroyed on March 5th, 1942, by Filipino saboteurs.

Off Aparri, minesweeper W-19 is bombed by a B-17 and grounded (total loss) at 18°22'N, 121°38'E.

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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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