PARAN MARU - Class Auxiliary Transport

(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.
Gross tonnage: 562-tons.
Dimensions: 171.2' (Lpp) x 29.2' x 12.1'
Propulsion: two diesel engines, two shafts, unknown shp..
Speed: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown