(PARAN MARU photographed underwater as found in the late 1980s – Peter Cundall collection)
PARAN MARU was completed as PALAWAN in Dec ‘27 for M.J Ossorio. She was scuttled in Dec ‘41 and subsequently refloated by the Japanese and renamed PARAN MARU. Registered in the IJN in Jan ’43 as an auxiliary transport, she was shelled and sunk by USN warship in Jan ’44.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Kowloon, Hong Kong. Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd.
||171.2' (Lpp) x 29.2' x 12.1'
||two diesel engines, two shafts, unknown shp.. |