IJN Hino Maru #2


Hino Maru #2 was a cargo freighter laid down by Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kobe Zosensho in Japan in May 1935, and was launched four months later for the company Nippon Shokuen Kaiso KK. She was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy in December 1941. She was given various tasks and was used as a supply vessel before she was re-classified as a gun boat in March 1942. The year after she is officially listed as a military transport. While she laid at anchor outside Uman Island 30. April 1944, she was bombed and damged by American airplanes from US Task Force 58. According to Japanese records she sank four days later and was stricken from the Navy lists 10. May 1944. The battered and flattened remains of her rest today on a depth of 3 to 22 meter on the west side of Uman Island near Tewinipa, north of the wreck of the steamer Sankisan Maru.

Former names:
Hino Maru # 2 -  第二日の丸

61,0 x 5,2 x 3,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
987 grt
Kobe ( JP ) 1935
Tokyo ( JP )

Picture: IJN Hino Maru #2  第二日の丸 after the attack
Courtesy of National Archives, Public domain

Last updated: March 2021