RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

(Similar age and size ship)

GYOEI MARU:
Tabular Record of Movement

2018 Bob Hackett


E 1894:
Middlesbrough, England. Laid down by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd., as Yard No. 416, a 2,790 grt cargo ship for the Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. (Jardine, Matheson & Co., London).

16 November 1895:
Launched and named SUI SANG.

December 1895:
Completed.

1919:
Sold to Lai Hing SS Co., Hong Kong. Renamed APOEY.

September 1933:
Singapore. APOEY is drydocked at Keppel Harbor.

December 1941: The Fall of Hong Kong.
APOEY is probably sunk or scuttled prior to capture by the Japanese.

E 1942~1943:
APOEY is salvaged and repaired by the Japanese.

E 1943:
Renamed GYOEI MARU. Placed under the Senpaku Uneikai (Civilian Administration) and allotted to the Imperial Army with No. IJA No. 2041.

14 January 1944:
South China Sea. 14th Air Force Consolidated B-24 "Liberator" heavy bombers sink GYOEI MARU at 20-35N, 113-44E.


Author's Note:
Thanks go to Erich Muehlthaler of Germany.

Bob Hackett


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