Kansai Maru

Kansai Maru at speed
Name: Kansai Maru
Owner: Harada Kisen KK
Builder: Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan
Yard number: 180
Completed: 1930
Fate: Sunk by USS Scamp, 19 September 1943
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 8,614 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 140.7 m (461.7 ft)
Propulsion: Diesel engine
Speed: 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph)

The MV Kansai Maru was an 8,614-gross register ton (GRT) freighter built by Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan, in 1930 for Harada Kisen KK. She was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Army as a transport in September 1941. The ship was one of the targets of the British attacks during the Battle off Endau in January 1942. Kansai Maru was sunk by the American submarine USS Scamp on 19 September 1943.


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