KASUMI MARU was laid down as a 971-tons passenger/cargo ship and named KAMPAR for Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., Singapore. She was requisitioned in Aug ’39 by the Admiralty as an auxiliary (coastal) anti-submarine vessel. In Dec ‘41, she was bombed by Japanese aircraft and declared a total loss. Her wreck was seized by the Japanese in May ’42 and after repairs, she was renamed KASUMI MARU in ‘43. Registered in the IJN in Oct ’43 as an auxiliary transport, she struck a mine and sank in the Malacca Strait in May ’44.