Fujikawa Maru


Fujikawa Maru was a cargo steamer laid down by Mitsubishi Zosensho in Nagasaki, and was launched in 1938 for the company Toyo Kaiun K.K in Tokyo. She was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy as a military transport in 1940. She was damaged by American torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown 5. December 1943 and sailed to Truk lagoon for repairs. While she laid at anchor outside Etten she was hit by two torpedoes from American airplanes 17. February 1944 under Operation Hailstone, and sank the morning after. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 9 to 34 meter southeast of Etten Island. Also see the wreck of the cargo ship Micro Trader.

Former names:
Fujikawa Maru

133,2 x 17,7 x 10,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6809 grt
Nagasaki ( JP ) 1938
Tokyo ( JP )

7°20'48.0"N 151°53'24.0"E

Last updated: March 2021