(Standard 2AT Tanker KENJO MARU by Ueda Kihachiro)

Tabular Record of Movement

2011-2013 Bob Hackett

Yokohama. Nippon Kokan K.K., Tsurumi. Laid down at the Kawaminami Kogyo K. K. shipyard as a 6,850-ton emergency Type 2AT Standard Tanker for Yamashita Kisen K.K., Kobe.

Converted to a Standard 2AT Tanker while on the ways.

Launched and named YAMANAMI MARU

15 January 1945:

10 March 1945:
Since USN submarines and USAAF bombers have all but cut off Japan's oil imports from SE Asia, the need for tankers has diminished. YAMANAMI MARU is reconverted for dry cargo service.

24 June 1945:
At 1930, YAMANAMI MARU departs Gainichiwan (Yongil Bay), Chosen (Korea) in convoy SEINAI-04 also consisting of ENRYAKU and MATSUURA MARUs escorted by kaibokan YASHIRO, CD-2 and CD-13.

26 June 1945:
At 0758, arrives at Hagi.

27 June 1945:
At 1045, arrives Maizuru. The convoy is dissolved.

27 August 1945:
Off Nanao. YAMANAMI MARU strikes a mine and sinks.

-Bob Hackett

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