Gosei Maru


Gosei Maru was a coastal steam tanker built by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Corporation in Numakuma in 1937 for the Japanese company Tsurumi Seinetso Zosen K.K. She was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1941 and used as an auxiliary fleet and transport tanker. Under Operation Hailstorm 17. February 1944 she was attacked by airplanes from USS Bunker Hill and USS Montery from US Task Force 58. An aerial torpedo hit her in the forward section and she went down almost immediately. The wreck rest today on her port side on a depth of 10 to 33 meter northeast of Uman.

Former names:
Gosei Maru

82,8 x 12,2 x 6,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1931 grt
Numakuma ( JP ) 1937
( JP )
7°18'36.1"N 151°53'36.0"E

Last updated: February 2021