japanese Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍 IJN Shinyo (+1944)
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nationality japanese
purpose war
type aircraft support vessel
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1935
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weight (tons) 18184  grt
dimensions 99.2 x 22.6 x 12.5 m
material steel
engine 2 x AEG steam turbine with Electric Drive, dual shaft, 33 aircraft
armament 8 x 5"/40 Dual purpose guns, 50 x 25 mm A.A. guns
power 26000  s.h.p.
speed 22  knots
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/11/1944  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Deutsche Schiff-Und Masch A. G. Deschimag - Georg Seebeck, Bremen
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Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍
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complement 942
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last update 05/08/2011
 
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Lettens Jan05/08/2011On November 17th, 1944, U.S. submarine Spadefish (SS-411) sinks the Japanese escort carrier Shinyo, 140 miles northeast of Shanghai, China, in the Yellow Sea and damages landing ship Shinshu Maru.
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 Cressman R. J., Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII
Lettens Jan02/02/2010Shinyo

Japanese Navy, escort carrier built in 1935 by A.G. Weser; 18,184 tons; 625.6x74.1x41 ft. ; 26,000 s.h.p.; 21 knots; turbo electric engines; 12x 5" A.A. guns, many 47 mm., 30 aircraft.

She was formerly the North German Lloyd liner Scharnhorst which had been lying in a Japanese harbour .

During WWII, she was converted into an escort carrier and was commissioned in 1943.

Jinyo was torpedoed and sunk by the U.S. submarine Spadefish south of the Yellow Sea on November 17th, 1944.

Note: Hocking, Miramar and many other sources wrongly name this ship Junyo. Junyo was another seaplane escort carrier.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan05/08/2011DISASTER CONVOY HI-81

On November 14th, 1944, MAYASAN MARU departs Imari Bay for Singapore in convoy HI-81 consisting of HASHIDATE MARU, SHINSHU MARU, AKITSU MARU, ARITA MARU, OTOWASAN MARU, KIYOKAWA MARU, TOA MARU, MIRII MARU and KIBITSU MARU escorted by escort carrier SHINYO, destroyer KASHI and kaibokan ETOROFU (F), TSUSHIMA, DAITO, KUME, SHONAN, CD-9 and CD-61.

On November 15th, at 1156, LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Charles E. Loughlin's USS QUEENFISH (SS-393) torpedoes and sinks AKITSU MARU with the loss of 2,046 men of the IJA's 64th Infantry Regiment and other units aboard. SHINYO's planes and escorts attempt to locate and destroy the submarine, but fail to find her. Landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU drops depth charges during and after the sinking of AKITSU MARU. ...

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 Deutsche Schiff-Und Masch A. G. Deschimag - Georg Seebeck, Bremen
Deschimag was a huge consortium of several shipyards in Northern Germany and was found in 1926. It contained the companies AG "Weser", AG Vulkan Stettin & Hamburg, Joh. C. Tecklenborg, G. Seebeck AG, AG "Neptun" Rostock, Nüschke & Co. AG Stettin, J. Frerichs & Co. AG. In 1941 this enterprise was taken over by the Krupp concern. In 1945 the Deschimag was liquidated and the survived companies were again formed to AG "Weser" and Seebeck-Werft.

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Lettens Jan05/08/2011DISASTER CONVOY HI-81

On November 14th, 1944, MAYASAN MARU departs Imari Bay for Singapore in convoy HI-81 consisting of HASHIDATE MARU, SHINSHU MARU, AKITSU MARU, ARITA MARU, OTOWASAN MARU, KIYOKAWA MARU, TOA MARU, MIRII MARU and KIBITSU MARU escorted by escort carrier SHINYO, destroyer KASHI and kaibokan ETOROFU (F), TSUSHIMA, DAITO, KUME, SHONAN, CD-9 and CD-61.

On November 15th, at 1156, LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Charles E. Loughlin's USS QUEENFISH (SS-393) torpedoes and sinks AKITSU MARU with the loss of 2,046 men of the IJA's 64th Infantry Regiment and other units aboard. SHINYO's planes and escorts attempt to locate and destroy the submarine, but fail to find her. Landing craft depot ship SHINSHU MARU drops depth charges during and after the sinking of AKITSU MARU.

At 0800, November 17th, convoy HI-81 departs for the Shushan Islands near Shanghai. MAYASAN MARU is carrying 4,387 soldiers of the IJA 23rd Division, most from the division headquarters, the division’s artillery regiment, the 72nd Infantry, and divisional engineers. Also aboard are 88 boy Army communications school graduates and even more young graduates of tank, heavy artillery, field artillery, and antiaircraft artillery schools and the 24th Sea Raiding Battalion with “Maru-Ni” explosive motorboats, large non-divisional units, landing craft and 204 horses. More than 740 replacements for Southern Army are also aboard, as are specialists in wooden boats, water purification, weapons repair, aircraft maintenance, and wire communications.

At 1815, LtCdr Evan T. Shepard's USS PICUDA (SS-382) torpedoes and sinks MAYASAN MARU in rising seas. She sinks in two and a half minutes taking down 3,536 crew and troops and the 204 horses she was carrying. The escorts rescue about 1,300 men. At 2309, LtCdr Gordon W. Underwood’s

USS SPADEFISH (SS-411) torpedoes and sinks escort carrier SHINYO. Escort destroyer KASHI counterattacks with uncertain results.

On November 18th, the crippled convoy anchors East of Shanghai.
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