(ANNAN MARU, prewar)
IJA ANNAN MARU:
Tabular Record of Movement
© 2017 Bob Hackett
Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Laid down by Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., as a 3,016-ton cargo ship for Osaka Shosen K. K., Osaka. 
Launched and named ANNAN MARU.
17 November 1911:
16 October 1931
Sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K. K., Otaru.
1937: Second Sino-Japanese War
Most probably requisitioned by the Imperial Army (IJA) and allotted Army No. 68, but dates are unknown.
Released by the IJA back to her owners.
29 November 1942 :
Re-requisitioned by the IJA.
9 December 1942:
ANNAN MARU departs Saeki in the Military Movement No. 8's “G” convoy also consisting of BUNZAN, HOEISAN, KOSO, MOMOYAMA, TAIMEI, and TOKO MARUsescorted by patrol boat PB-46 and subchasers CH-39 and CH-37.
E 10 December 1942:
CH-39 is detached at 28N.
1 July 1943:
Java Sea. Billiton Island, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. At 1800, ANNAN MARU departs for Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar) in a convoy also consisting of IJA transports HAKUSAN, MILAN and TAMISHIMA MARUs escorted by subchaser CH-21.
23 July 1943:
South China Sea. The convoy departs Penang, Malaya.
26 July 1943:
ANNAN, MILAN and HAKUSAN MARUs are detached and head for Rangoon.
6 September 1943:
Indian Ocean, S of Rangoon. Ten USAAF Tenth Air Force Consolidated B-24 “Liberator” heavy bombers attack an unidentified convoy and sink ANNAN and transport MILAN MARU at 16-46N, 96-10E. Casualties are unknown.
 Sources give varying displacements for ANNAM MARU: 2829 grt, 2941 grt and 3,016 grt.
Thanks go to Erich Muehthaler of Germany.
to IJA Transports
11 July 1943: