Amagisan Maru - 天城山丸


Amagisan Maru was a cargo and passenger steamer built by Mitsui Bussan Kaisha and was launched for Mitsui Line in Kobe in 1933. She sailed on the company route between Japan to USA route, and after Japan joined the Axis powers in World War Two, she was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy as a military transport. She was torpedoed and damaged by the American submarine USS Swordfish in February 1942, but limped into Rabaul for emergency repairs. She was also damaged by airplanes the year after, before she sailed together with three other merchant steamers to Truk in February 1944. While at anchor she was hit by bombs and torpedoes  from American dive bombers from USS Bunker Hill 17. February 1944. The wreck was found in the early 1970's and rest today standing on her keel with a listing towards port side on a depth of 27 to 55 meter southwest of Uman Island.

Former names:
Amagisan Maru

138,4 x 18,3 x 11,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7620 grt
Tama ( JP ) 1933
Kobe ( JP )

7°17'27.5"N 151°51'53.2"E

Last updated: June 2020