Kansai Maru at speed
|Owner:||Harada Kisen KK|
|Builder:||Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan|
|Fate:||Sunk by USS Scamp, 19 September 1943|
|Tonnage:||8,614 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||140.7 m (461.7 ft)|
|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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