SUITEN MARU was laid down as a 1,784-tons passenger/cargo ship and named SCHOUTEN for Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij, Batavia, D.E.I. She was completed in Apr ’12 and registered at Batavia. In Feb ‘42, she was scuttled by her crew in the Madura Strait. Later salvaged by the Japanese, she was renamed SUITEN MARU and was registered in the IJN in Nov ’42 as an auxiliary transport. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Mar ’45. Her sistership, DE WEERT also completed in 1912 was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine in Jul ’42.