Banshu Maru # 52


Banshu Maru was a whaler built at Mitsubishi Zosen, Kobe Zosensho, and was launched in November 1921. Little is known about her pre-war history. and she was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese navy in December 1941. She was refitted as a minesweeper and assigned to 46.Minesweeper division. Her career in the navy was short lived. She hit a mine 20.January 1942 outside Olongapo city and quickly went down in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 48 to 55 meter southwest of Grande Island in Subic Bay.

Former names:
Banshu Maru # 52

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