Toyama Maru
History
Japan
Name: Toyama Maru
Laid down: 4 August 1913
Completed: 3 June 1915
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 29 June 1944
General characteristics
Type: Troop transport
Tonnage: 7,089 tons
Length: 135.6 metres (445 ft)
Beam: 17.7 metres (58 ft)
Draught: 10.4 metres (34 ft)
Installed power: 5700 shp
Propulsion: 4 x Steam turbine engines DR geared to dual shaft, 2 screws, 4 single boilers, 12 corrugated furnaces
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Complement: 4330
Crew: 76

Toyama Maru (富山丸) was a 7,089-ton Japanese troop transport during World War II. On 29 June 1944, Toyama Maru was transporting over 6,000 men of the Japanese 44th Independent Mixed Brigade when she was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine USS Sturgeon (SS-187) in the Nansei Shoto, off Taira Jima, Japan, at position 27º47'N, 129º05'E. 5,400 soldiers and crew members were killed during the sinking, although 600 others got off the ship, making the sinking of Toyama Maru one of the worst maritime disasters in history.

See also

References

  • Yahara, Hiromichi (1997). The Battle for Okinawa. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-18080-7.

External links

  • Duncan, George. "1944: Maritime Disasters of World War II". Historical Facts of World War II.

Coordinates: 27°47′N 129°05′E / 27.783°N 129.083°E / 27.783; 129.083