Seiko Maru - せ いこ まる


Seiko Maru was laid down at Harima Zosenko in Aioi as a general cargo freighter for the Japanese company Dairen Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha. SHe was launched in 1940 and put in service in their route between Japan and America. In 1941 she was requisitioned by the Imperial navy as a military transport. She survived several attacks from American submarines during the war, but was damaged by a torpedo in late 1943. She was towed to Truk lagoon where she 17. February 1944 was attacked several times by airplanes from USS Enterprise and the US Navy's Task Force 58. She was hit by several bombs that ripped her hull open. The next day she was again attacked and hit by bombs from airplanes sent from USS Bunker Hill, and she soon disappeared in the deep. The wreck was found in 1973 by sport divers and rest today on her keel on a depth of approximately 22 to 56 meters

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Seiko Maru - せ いこ まる

392,4 x 52,5 x 29,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5385 grt
Aioi ( JP ) 1940
( JP )

N 07o 21´52“, E 151o 53´58“
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Last updated: December 2019