YUYO MARU in ballast, prewar

Tabular Record of Movement

© 2010-2014 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall.

6 October 1944:
Nagasaki. Laid down at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a 10,045-ton Type 2TL Standard Merchant Tanker for Asano Bussan K.K., Tokyo.

10 January 1945:
Launched and named YUYO MARU.

10 February 1945:

19 March 1945:
Off Kinyujima, Hiroshima Ken. Carrier aircraft of Vice Admiral (later Admiral) Marc A. Mitscher’s (USNA ’10) Task Force 58 damage YUYO MARU

22 July 1945:
Off Shikoku. 1.6 km off Mushima Lighthouse. YUYO MARU strikes an aerial mine laid by USAAF 20th Air Force's Boeing B-29 “Superfortress” heavy bombers and sinks.

Wreck sold to Morita Kisen K. K. and salvaged.

20 April 1949:
Koyagi island. Rebuilt at Kawaminami industry as a freighter.

Sold for scrap to Sakaguchi Kosan K. K

10 December 1960:
Osaka. Begins scrapping.

Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall.

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