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History
Name: Canberra Maru
Owner: Osaka Shosen Kaisha
Builder: Mitsubishi Zosen Kaisha, Nagasaki, Japan
Laid down: 1935
Launched: 1936
Completed: 30 May 1936
Maiden voyage: 5 June 1936
Fate: Sunk by air attack, 14 December 1942
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 6,477 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 135.9 m (446 ft)
Propulsion: Diesel engine
Speed: 17.5 knots (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph)

The MV Canberra Maru was an 6,477-gross register ton (GRT) freighter built by Mitsubishi Zosen Kaisha, Nagasaki, Japan, in 1936 for Osaka Shosen Kaisha. The ship was one of the targets of the British attacks during the Battle off Endau in January 1942. She was sunk by American aircraft near Guadalcanal, 14 December 1942.

References

  • Cannon, Peter (2014). "Night Action, Malaya 1942". In Jordan, John (ed.). Warship 2015. London: Conway. pp. 62–80. ISBN 978-1-84486-276-4.
  • Hackett, Bob (2013). "Canberra Maru: Tabular Record of Movement". RIKUGUN YUSOSEN. Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  • Jentschura, Hansgeorg; Jung, Dieter & Mickel, Peter (1977). Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869–1945. Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute. ISBN 0-87021-893-X.