australian Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd. Melusia SS (1918~1927) Shuncho Maru (+1945)
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general
nationality australian
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1902
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1989  grt
dimensions 85.4 x 11.6 x -- m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 10  knots
yard no. 162
IMO/Off. no. 101741
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 08/05/1945  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Dundee
next owners
[1]Japanese Government
Shuncho Maru (+1945)
period 1944 ~ 1945
IMO/Off. no.: 101741
[2]China Pacific SN Co., Shanghai
SS Shun Tsze
period 1927 ~ 1931
last owner
[3]Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd., Sydney
SS Melusia
period 1918 ~ 1927
IMO/Off. no.: 101741
prev. owners
[4]Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd., Sydney
SS Sydney
period 1917 ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 101741
[5]Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd., Melbourne
SS Sydney
period 1901 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 101741
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 07/04/2009
last update Allen Tony
last update 08/05/2013
 
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Lettens Jan07/04/2009On 8th May 1945, a mine sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Shuncho Maru south of Futaoi Jima.
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 Cressman R. J., Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII


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