SS Yoshida Maru

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Civil naval ensign ([Hinmaru])Japan
Name: Yoshida Maru [1]
Operator: NYK Line house flag.svg Nippon Yusen (NYK)
Builder: Hakodate Dock at Hakodate, Hokkaidō
Completed: August 1941
In service: 1941 - 1944
Fate: lost in war
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,921 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 93 m (305 ft)
Beam: 13.8 m (45 ft)
Propulsion: 1 turbine, single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Notes: Steel construction

The Yoshida Maru (吉田丸?) was a Japanese cargo ship owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The ship was built in 1941 by Hakodate Dock at Hakodate on the northern island of Hokkaidō.


The Yoshida Maru was built at Hakodate; and she left port in August 1941 on her maiden voyage.[2]

The 2,921-ton vessel had a length of 310 feet (93 m), and her beam was 45 feet (13.8 m). The single turbine, single screw propulsion produced an average speed of 11 knots (20 km/h).[2]

World War II

Yoshida Maru was requisitioned as an auxiliary gunboat/minelayer and transport ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was armed with 3 guns of 12 cm and machineguns.

On 18 January 1944, she was sunk by the submarine USS Flasher at 140 miles west-southwest of Minami-Tori-shima, Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[3]

See also


  1. "Yoshida Maru Passenger/cargo ship 1919-1944". Retrieved 2015-02-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Haworth, R.B. Miramar Ship Index: Yoshida Maru, ID#4048724.
  3. "The Official Chronology of The US Navy in World War II". HyperWar Foundation. Retrieved 2015-02-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>