Built by Toyo Kisen Kaisha in January 1942.
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.
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
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October 23, 2019