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M/S CHICHIBU MARU M/S CHICHIBU MARU

Length: 178 m
Beam: 22,6 m
GRT: 17,498 t
Built: 1930 Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan
Operator: Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)
Speed: 19 kn
Passengers: 817
Sister ships: Asama Maru, Tatsuta Maru
New names: Titibu Maru 1938, Kamakura Maru 1939-43

She was built for Yokohama - San Francisco run.
In 1942 she became a transport ship for the Japanese Navy and was also used as a hospital ship.
On 04-28-1943, while on a voyage from Manila to Singapore she was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine Gudgeon.