IJN Tokai Maru


Tokai Maru was a Japanese cargo freighter built at Mitsubishi Industries in Nagasaki, and was launched in May 1930 for the company Osaka Shosen K.K She was requisitioned by the Imperial  Japanese navy in October 1941 and used as a military transport ship. While she laid at anchor in Guam she was torpedoed and damaged by the American submarine USS Flying Fish 24.January 1943, and thereafter sunk by two torpedoes from USS Snapper 27.August 1943. The wreck rest today on her port side next to the wreck of SMS Cormoran on a depth of 14 to 38 meter in Apra Harbor. A big hole in her hull on the port side clearly bear the marks from the sinking in 1943.

Former names:
Tokai Maru

Tons: Built: Home Port:
8359 grt
Nagasaki ( JP ) 1930
Kure ( JP )

13.27.34 N 144.39.23 E
( Source: Dive Guam )

Picture: Tokai Maru
  From"War in the Pacific"

Last updated: January 2021