Hoshi Maru Class

(Old cargo ship by Ueda Kihachiro)

In January 1945, HOSHI MARU left Japan for Shanghai where she unloaded 275-tons of Red Cross relief supplies for Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees. HOSHI MARU hit a mine and sank in July 1945.

Builder: Napier & Miller, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland.
Year Completed: 1905
Displacement: 2,486 GRT
Dimensions: Length 314.1', beam 41.9', draft 13.3'
Propulsion: 1 steam turbine, 1 shaft, 10 knots.