On December 27, 1944 the POWs that survived the attacks on the Oryoku Maru were loaded into the cargo holds of two ships - the Enoura Maru and the Brazil Maru - for the voyage to Takao, Formosa where they arrived on December 31, 1944. On January 6, 1945 the Japanese consolidated all surviving POWs into the holds of the Enoura Maru. On January 9, 1945 the Enoura Maru was still in the harbor at T...
This is a sailing ship built in Meiji Era for researching fishing bank and developing crabbing ship and practical training for whale catch.
Now Unyo Maru at the campus of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology ( Integrated university of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries).
On December 14, 1944, the Oryoku Maru put to sea.
Transporting Japanese soldiers, civilians, and 1,619
prisoners of war out of Manila, the ship suffered
repeated attacks from American fighters that day. That night, the soldiers and civilians were put ashore leaving
behind the prisoners and their guards. Returning to
finish the Oryoku on the 15th, fighters...
USS Becuna (SS/AGSS-319), an example of the standard fleet-type Balao class submarine of World War II, Becuna was commissioned in May, 1944 and conducted five wartime patrols with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Becuna sank the 7500 ton freighter Nichiyoku Maru, two small coastal freighters, assisted USS Hawkbill with the sinking of the oiler Tokuwa Maru, and damaged another oiler. The submarine also s...
Kaiyo Maru was one of Japan's first modern warships, powered by both sails and steam. She was ordered in the Netherlands in 1863 by the Bakufu, the government of the Shogun, the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij acting as agents. The ship was built at the yard of Cornelis Gips and Sons in Dordrecht, The Netherlands for the sum of 831,200 guilders. The construction was overseen by a Japanese mil...
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