Built by Nippon Suisan Kabushiki Kaisha in 1930. Used as a fishing traler.
During the Pacific War, requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Used as a auxiliary provision storeship at Truk
April 4, 1944 in Truk
Lagoon bombed by B-24 Liberators that scored a near miss that damaged the engines.
On May 29, 1944 sank into Truk
Lagoon near the Kiyosumi Maru.
Postwar, the shipwreck was bouyed, then lost. Rediscovered
by Dan Bailey. The ship's bell is displayed at the Blue Lagoon Dive
Thanks to Dan Bailey for historical information and rediscovery information.
This ship's history is detailed in WWII Wrecks
of the Truk Lagoon the rediscovery of this shipwreck is the
topic of an Australian National Geographic documentary.
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October 23, 2019