CELEBES MARU began her OSK service hauling cargo from Kobe to India and later New York and other Ports. In Sep '41 she was requisitioned by the Imperial Army (IJA) and later, infamously, was used as a prisoner-of-war (POW) "Hell Ship" transporting POWs from Sngapore via Sumatra to Burma. In Nov '44, CELEBES MARU was sunk off Mindoro, Philippines by an American submarine.
|Kawasaki Shipbuilding, Kobe |
|Dimensions:||385.0’ x 51’ x 28.0’|
|Propulsion:||Steam triple expansion engine, 1 screw, 3,858 HP|
|Speed:||11 knots cruising, 14.4 knots max.|