HOKI MARU was completed as HAURAKI in 1922 for Union SS Co. of New Zealand, London as an early motorship. Requisitioned in 1940 by the British Ministry of War as a general transport. Captured in Jul ‘42 by the Japanese and renamed HOKI MARU in Sep ‘42. Registered in the IJN in Dec ’42 as an auxiliary transport. Bombed and sunk at Truk Atoll by USN aircraft in Feb ’44 during Operation “Hailstone”.