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Kinai Maru

CountryJapan
Builder NameMitsubishi Heavy Industries
Sunk10 May 1943

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ww2dbaseKinai Maru, a 8360 gross ton diesel-powered freighter, was built at Nagasaki, Japan, in 1930. Owned by the Osaka Syosen K.K., she operated commercially during the next decade, and was employed in support of Japan's war effort after the Pacific War began in late 1941. On 10 May 1943 the MS Kinai Maru was torpedoed and sunk by the U.S. submarine Plunger.

ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005

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Kinai Maru sinking, photographed by USS PlungerKinai Maru, photographed by USS Plunger, just prior to her sinking
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