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  Aiyo Maru

2,746 Tons

Ship History
Built by Toyo Kisen Kaisha in January 1942.

Wartime History
Set off from Rabaul as part of a convoy to New Guinea. On board were 252 personnel, fuel, provisions, ammunition and landing craft. Also on board was Lt. Simizu, 8 Shipping Engineer Regiment.

Sinking History
Sunk by aircraft during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, on March 3, 1943 approximately 30 miles south-east of Fischafen.

Battle of the Bismarck Sea by Lex McAulay

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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