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M/S ASAMA MARU M/S ASAMA MARU

Length: 177,7 m
Beam: 21,9 m
GRT: 16,975 t
Built: 1929 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, Nagasaki, Japan
Operator: Nippon Yusen Kaisha (N.Y.K.)
Speed: 19 kn
Passengers: 822
Sister ships: Chichibu Maru, Tatsuta Maru

She was built for Yokohama - San Francisco service.
In 1941 she became a troopship for the Japanese Navy.
On 11-01-1944 she was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine Atule in the China Sea, 100 seamiles south of the island of Pratas.