Banshu Maru # 52


Banshu Maru was a former Japanese whaler which was requisitioned by the Japanese navy in December 1941. Little is known about her history, except she did service as a minesweeper in 46.Minesweeper division. She hit a mine 20.January 1942, and the wreck rest today on a depth of approx 55 meter southwest of Grande Island in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Former names:
Banshu Maru # 52

Tons: Built: Home Port:
234 grt
Kobe ( JP ) 1921 ( JP )
Underwater Video

Built: Mitsubishi Zosen, Kobe Zosensho
Laid Down: September 1921,launched November 1921