Fujisan Maru


Fujisan Maru was a steam tanker built by Harima Sanbashi and was launched in May 1931 for the Japanese company ino Shoji Kisen Kaisha KK.. She was extensively used to carry oil between the US and Japan, and was requisitioned and converted to a fleet oiler by the Imperial Japanese Navy in November 1941. She participated in the operations against the Aleutian, at Midway and the Tokyo Express in Solomon Islands. 17. February 1944 she is hit by a bomb from an American airplane, and is laid up at anchor outside Moen Island. Loaded with oil she was again attacked the following day by airplanes from US Task Force 58 and sunk. Four people lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck rest today standing on her keel with a list towards port on a depth of 36 to 60 meter northeast of Tonoas.

Former names:
Fujisan Maru

150,4 x 19,8 x 11,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
9517 grt
Aioi ( JP ) 1931
Fuchu ( JP )

Last updated: March 2021