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The Fleets

Nippon Yusen Kaisha K.K.

One of the largest shipping lines in the world, NYK was formed in 1885 by the merger of Mitsubishi Shokai with Kyodo Unyu Kaisha. The company expanded rapidly, initially in the Far East and in 1899 inaugurated a liner service between Japan and London. Later services were expanded to South America, Batavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and western USA and Canada. World War II saw the destruction of much of the NYK fleet and the confiscation of most of the remainder during 1945-46 but by the mid 1950s NYK ships were again trading around the world. The advent of popular air travel caused the company to dispose of their passenger ships in the 1960s and to commence establishing container ship routes in 1968. In 1989 NYK revived it's passenger ship business with cruise ships and formed the subsidiary Crystal Cruises to handle this operation. The company is still operating.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

  • Routes:
  • Note:
    • Most of the smaller ships under 1,000 tons were inter-island and coastal passenger ships.
    • Anglicisation of Japanese names - Variations exist in the English translation of Japanese names, i.e. IRABE may be IRABU, EIHIKO can be EHIKO, HYUGA can be HIUGA, etc. This applies mostly on older ships prior to about 1930.

Funnel:
1885 - 1929 Black.
1929 -          Black funnel with wide white band containing two red bands.

Fleet: 1885-1929   1929-     
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aizu Maru 1953 1973 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Fort. 7,724
Akagi Maru 1951 1972 sold to Kanbara Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Tropical Star. 7,610
Akaji Maru 1936 WWII converted to naval auxiliary light cruiser, 1944 sunk by US air attack off Truk. 7,387
Aki Maru (1) 1903 1934 scrapped Japan. 6,444
Aki Maru (2) 1942 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS CREVALLE west of Luzon. 11,409
Aki Maru (3) 1954 1972 sold to Daiwa Kisen KK, Osaka renamed Samoa Maru No.2. 7,733
Akita Maru (1) 1916 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Dutch submarine O.19. 3,792
Akita Maru (2) 1952 1972 sold to Kanbara Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Tropical Rainbow. 7,999
Akiura Maru 1950 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1967 sold to Kiwa Kaiun KK, Osaka. 3,844
Albion 1976 1979 purchased from Albion Bulk Carriers, Liberia, 1983 sold renamed Silver Ibex. 11,866
Amagi Maru 1924 May 1944 torpedoed and sunk by HMS TANTALUS off Andaman Islands. 3,165
Anyo Maru 1913 1926 purchased from Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, 1943 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS BARB. 9,534
Aomori Maru 1882 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1887 sold to Kano K.K., Kaga. 147
Arima Maru (1) 1936 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS HADDOCK. 7,387
Arima Maru (2) 1952 1973 sold to Commonwealth Lines, Panama renamed Thunderbird. 7,586
Arita Maru 1953 1977 sold to Aquamarine Nav. S.A, Panama renamed Princess Emerald. 7,656
Asagao Maru 1889 1893 purchased from Iwasaki Kiuya, Nagasaki, 1904 scuttled as a blockship off Port Arthur by Japanese Navy. 2,461
Asahi Maru 1915 ex- Dante Alighieri (Soc. di Nav. Transatlantica Italiana, Genoa), 1928 purchased by Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo renamed Asahi Maru, 1939 purchased by NYK, 1944 sunk in collision with s/s MANJU MARU off Ushijima. 9,754
Asaka Maru 1937 WWII converted to Japanes naval auxiliary cruiser, 1944 sunk by US air attack near Taiwan. 7,399
Asama Maru (1) 1929 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS ATULE. 16,975
Asama Maru (2) 1954 1974 sold to Mibae Shosen KK, Osaka. 7,741
Aso Maru (1) 1923 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS REDFIN. 3,028
Aso Maru (2) 1951 1972 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Success. 7,577
Aso Maru (3) 1983 car carrier, 1990 sold renamed Madonna. 36,440
Astoria Maru 1952 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1974 sold to Formosa Marine Corp, Panama renamed Guin Shan. 7,671
Asuka Maru 1924 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAWOLF. 7,523
Atago Maru 1924 1943 converted to tanker, 1944 sunk by US air attack near Miri. 7,543
Atami Maru 1952 1972 sold to Kanbara Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Lae. 7,611
Atsuta Maru (1) 1909 1938 renamed Atuta Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS POMPANO. 8,523
Atsuta Maru (2) 1954 1977 sold to Union Fraternity Investment Co., Panama renamed Union Fraternity. 7,745
Awa Maru (1) 1899 1930 scrapped Japan. 6,309
Awa Maru (2) 1943 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS QUEENFISH in Taiwan Strait. 11,249
Awaji Maru 1906 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Awazi Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, Sep.1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PICUDA. 2,045
Awata Maru (1) 1937 WWII converted to Japanese naval auxiliary cruiser, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GRAYBACK. 7,398
Awata Maru (2) 1952 1973 sold to Ordy de Nav S.A, Panama renamed Maya Timor. 7,601
Awazi Maru   see Awaji Maru.  
Azuma Maru 1938 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TINOSA. 6,646
Banshu Maru 1983 liquid gas carrier, 2007 still in service. 104,121
Bengal Maru 1921 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BOWFIN. 5,395
Benten Maru 1896 ex- Venus (Harris & Dixon Ltd, London), Mar.1905 captured by Japanese cruiser NIPPON MARU on voyage Cardiff to Vladivostok, renamed Benten Maru for Japanese Government, 1912 transferred to NYK, 1923 sold to Sato Shokai Goshi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1925 renamed Daiho Maru No.2, 1939 renamed Ekisan Maru, 29th Sep.1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SKATE. 3,556
Bicchu Maru 1943 1944 bombed and sunk at Palau. 4,667
Bingo Maru (1) 1897 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1931 scrapped Japan. 6,241
Bingo Maru (2) 1944 1961 scrapped. 4,643
Bishu Maru 1983 liquid gas carrier, 2007 still in service. 100,296
Biyo Maru 1964 tanker, 1981 sold to Notos Maritime Corp, Greece renamed Notos. 49,197
Bizen Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS LAPON, SE of Saigon. 4,667
Bokuyo Maru 1924 1926 purchased from Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, Jul.1939 caught fire and sank on voyage Valparaiso and Los Angeles to Yokohama. 8,603
Bombay Maru 1900 ex- Glamorganshire, 1903 purchased from Jenkins & Co., London renamed Bombay Maru, 1924 sold to Dainippon Yengyo K.K., Kobe, 1933 scrapped Japan. 4,353
Boston Maru 1962 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1982 scrapped. 9,214
Bridgestone Maru 1962 gas carrier, 1971 sold to International Gas & Petrochemical Co., Liberia renamed Bridgestone Multina. 20,517
Calcutta Maru 1917 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRITON. 5,226
Caledonia Maru 1957 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1972 sold to Evergreen Line, Panama renamed Ever Lucky. 7,712
Ceylon Maru 1904 1931 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by unidentified submarine, possibly USS POGY. 5,068
Chefoo Maru 1903 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1936 renamed Shibazono Maru, 1938 renamed Sibazono Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS KINGFISH. 1,934
Chiaki Maru 1971 bulk carrier, 1988 sold renamed Ganadora. 62,250
Chichibu Maru 1930 1934 renamed Tsingtao Maru, 1944 sunk by US air attack off Luzon. 17,498
Chigusa Maru 1969 bulk carrier, 1983 sold to Atasta Maritime Inc. renamed Five Hills. 24,166
Chihaya Maru 1943 tanker, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SUNFISH off Geomundo. 4,701
Chikubu Maru 1976 ore carrier, 1973 sold renamed Perla Marina. 66,499
Chikugo Maru (1) 1907 1938 renamed Tikugo Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAMBOR. 2,563
Chikugo Maru (2) 1970 ore carrier, 1983 sold to Armadores Grande S.A., renamed Nerice. 68,010
Chikuho Maru 1975 ore carrier, 1987 sold renamed Cosmotrust. 63,287
Chikuma Maru 1945 1945 mined and sunk off Moji. 9,951
Chikura Maru 1970 bulk carrier, 1985 sold renamed Azalea. 39,937
Chikuzen Maru (1) 1907 1931 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Tikuzen Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS POGY. 2,578
Chikuzen Maru (2) 1967 bulk carrier, 1982 sold to Greenspan Maritime Inc, Liberia. 25,782
Chishima Maru 1974 1994 sold renamed Asano. 6,385
Chita Maru 1971 bulk carrier, 1987 scrapped. 63,172
Chitose Maru (1) 1870 1873 purchased from Mitsukawa Shokai, Osaka by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1901 sold to Noto Toyokichi, Hakodate. 456
Chitose Maru (2) 1921 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Titose Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1945 reverted to Chitose Maru, 1959 sold to Okada Gumi K.K., Tokyo for salvage service, 1962 scrapped Osaka. 2,669
Chitose Maru (3) 1967 bulk carrier, 1977 sold to World Trading Inc, Liberia renamed Manitobai. 24,175
Chiyoda Maru (1) 1943 tanker, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS QUEENFISH off Oluanpi. 4,701
Chiyoda Maru (2) 1963 1969 sold to Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo. 4,067
Chokai Maru 1973 bulk carrier, 1983 sold to Transportacion Maritima Mexicana, Mexico renamed Guaicuri. 68,171
Colombo Maru 1901 ex- Willowdene, 1904 purchased from Dene Steam Shipping Co., Newcastle renamed Colombo Maru, 1918 abandoned on fire off Goto Islands. 4,176
Columbia Maru 1951 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1969 sold to Magnolia Line, Panama renamed Crystal Margaret. 7,152
Cosmos 1966 1970 transferred from Tokyo Kaiji KK, Tokyo, 1975 sold to Maritime Transport Operators, Singapore renamed Oman Venture. 3,616
Daikai Maru 1962 1971 sold to Seang Yong Shipping Co., South Korea renamed Mock Dan. 3,628
Dairen Maru 1873 ex- Tenasserim, 1895 purchased from British & Burmese S.N. Co., Glasgow via Burrell & Son, renamed Dairen Maru, 1907 scrapped. 2,890
Dakar Maru 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STEELHEAD. 7,170
Date Maru 1945 1957 sold to Hokusei Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Kaede Maru. 2,220
Delagoa Maru 1919 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRIGGER. 7,148
Dogo Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off Romblon. 2,275
Dohoku Maru 1948 1954 sold to Hokusei Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Horonai Maru. 2,882
Dokan Maru (1) 1944 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS KETE, NW of Naze. 2,270
Donan Maru (2) 1946 1949 sold to Toho Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 2,864
Doryo Maru 1944 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH near Naze. 2,275
Doshi Maru 1944 1945 bombed and sunk off Tsushima. 2,275
Doun Maru 1944 1960 sold to Maruei Kisen KK, Tokyo. 2,220
Durban Maru 1919 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS MUSKALLUNGE. 7,164
Ebara Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TANG in Taiwan Strait. 6,957
Ecchu Maru 1881 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1890 sank. 954
Echigo Maru (1) 1883 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1909 sold to Oaki Keizo, Yokohama. 1,149
Echigo Maru (2) 1983 liquid gas carrier, 2007 still in service. 104,124
Edamitsu Maru 1945 1945 bombed and destroyed in Najin Port. 6,873
Edogawa Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SUNFISH off Soheugsan. 6,968
Eifuku Maru 1939 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS PAMPANITO SW of St. Jaques. 3,520
Eihiko Maru 1945 1956 sold to Kotani Kisen KK, Osaka. 6,888
Eiji Maru 1944 1944 mines and sunk off Kaohsiung. 6,968
Eijyo Maru (1) 1880 ex- Altontower, 1895 purchased from Adam SS Co., Aberdeen renamed Eijyo Maru, 1910 sold to Tatsuma Kishen Goshi Shosen Jaisha, Kobe. 2,475
Eijyo Maru (2) 1943 1945 grounded in fog and lost off Shantung Pantao. 6,863
Eikan Maru 1945 1945 torpedoed and sunk off Ohkamazaki. 6,904
Eikyo Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS DACE off Borneo. 6,949
Eikyu Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk at Manila. 6,866
Eiman Maru 1944 1945 bombed and sunk near Qui Nhon. 6,968
Einin Maru 1944 1951 sold to Hayashikane Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 6,968
Eiroku Maru 1944 1955 transferred to Toho Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 6,923
Eiryaku Maru 1944 1945 bombed and sunk off Muroran, 1947 salvaged, 1948 sold to Nippon Kisen KK, Kobe. 6,890
Eisho Maru 1945 1951 sold to Shofuku Kisen KK., Tokyo 6,888
Eiso Maru 1944 1945 torpedoed and sunk off Uchiura Wan. 6,890
Eitoku Maru 1944 1955 transferred to Toho Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 6,923
Eiwa Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk at Manila. 6,968
Ejiri Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS LAPON off Luzon. 6,968
Enbun Maru 1945 1950 sold to Yamamoto Kisen KK, Osaka. 6,919
Encho Maru 1944 1956 sold to Nissho Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Nissho Maru. 6,889
Engen Maru 1944 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS PAMPANITO near Saigon. 6,890
Enkei Maru 1944 1955 transferred to Toho Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 6,892
Enki Maru 1944 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS BOARFISH off An Nhon. 6,968
Enoshima Maru 1943 1946 mined and sank off Chang Kiang. 6,933
Enoura Maru (1) 1944 1945 bombed and sunk at Kaohsiung. 6,968
Enoura Maru (2) 1957 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1970 sold to Thai International Maritime Enterprises, Thailand renamed Khung Siam. 4,483
Enpo Maru 1945 1945 bombed and destroyed in Najin Port. 6,873
Enryaku Maru 1944 1945 grounded and abandoned off Fushiki. 6,925
Ensyu Maru 1945 1951 sold to Kyoritsu Kisen KK, Tokyo, 1952 renamed Kyoan Maru. 6,873
Erimo Maru 1945 1945 bombed and sunk off Najin. 6,891
Esashi Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off San Fernando. 6,923
Etajima Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SUNFISH off Soheugsan. 6,933
Etorofu Maru 1948 1955 sold to Taiyo Shosen KK, Tokyo. 6,711
Ezan Maru 1945 1951 sold to Hachiuma Kisen KK, Nishinomiya. 6,891
Fuchu Maru 1943 1944 bombed and sunk at Rabaul. 542
Fugaku Maru 1966 ore carrier, 1977 sold to Canada S.N. Lines, Canada renamed Ferbec. 35,219
Fuji Maru (1) 1937 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GRAYBACK and USS SHAD near Kuji-Wan. 9,130
Fuji Maru (2)   see Zenkoren Maru No.7.  
Furyu Maru 1968 1978 sold to Korea Line Corp, South Korea renamed Hae Dang Wha. 55,862
Fushiki Maru 1885 1910 sold to Harada Shoko Goshi Shosen Kaisha, Tokyo, various owners, 1925 renamed Mikage Maru No.6, 1927 Sagara Maru, 1931 sold to China renamed Wah Tai, 1932 renamed Vatie, 1933 renamed Cheung Hing, 1935 scrapped. 1,790
Fushimi Maru (1) 1914 1938 renamed Husimi Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TARPON. 10,940
Fushimi Maru (2) 1970 1985 scrapped. 10,946
Fushu Maru 1965 ore carrier, 1979 sold to Marifran S.A, Argentina renamed Yumma, 1979 renamed Juma. 34,509
Fuso Maru 1970 1985 scrapped. 10,985
Futami Maru (1) 1898 Aug.1900 wrecked on Mindoro Island on voyage Thursday Island to Manila. 3,841
Futami Maru (2) 1971 1985 scrapped. 10,976
Fuyu Maru 1961 1969 sold to Newman Shipping Co., Panama renamed Newman. 13,986
Gakuyo Maru 1907 1907 transferred to Nisshin Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Yohyang Maru. 3,588
Genbu Maru (1) 1872 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1897 sold to YamagataYuzaburo, Hakodate. 700
Genbu Maru (2) 1925 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HALIBUT. 1,742
Genchu Maru 1918 1923 purchased from Uyenishi Kisen K.K., Shinagawa, 1924 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1932 wrecked on Idzu Peninsular. 3,206
Genkai Maru (1) 1863 wooden screw steamer, ex- Costa Rica, 1875 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co. by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Genkai Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sold to Okada Kakubei, Tokyo. 2,492
Genkai Maru (2) 1891 1915 sold to Kita Nihon K.K., Sakhalin. 1,427
Genmei Maru 1917 1922 purchased from Uyenishi Kisen K.K., Kobe, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1943 bombed and sunk by Australian aircraft off Timor. 3,181
Genoa Maru 1919 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS FINBACK. 6,791
Genzan Maru 1868 ex- Diomed, 1894 Purchased from Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool renamed Genzan Maru, 1896 sold to Yamamoto Tousuko, Osaka. 2,198
Georgia Maru 1956 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1969 sold to Magnolia Line, Panama renamed Crystal Magnolia. 7,703
Gihu Maru 1921 1938 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAWOLF. 2,932
Ginyo Maru (1) 1921 1926 purchased from Toyo Kissen K.K., Yokohama, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLYING FISH. 8,600
Ginyo Maru (2) 1936 1959 purchased from Kyodo Senpako KK, Tokyo, 1964 sold to Taiyo Kaiun Sangyo KK, Tokyo. 4,960
Gloria Maru 1958 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1976 sold to Fides Corp, Singapore renamed Fides Venture. 8,471
Gyokusan Maru 1960 1969 sold to Kinkai Yusen KK, Tokyo. 2,653
Hachinohe Maru 1972 1988 sold renamed King Shing. 10,571
Hakata Maru (1) 1897 1933 scrapped Japan. 6,151
Hakata Maru (2) 1974 container ship, 1987 sold renamed Hakata. 30,922
Hakodate Maru (1) 1875 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1887 sold to Suwara Kakubei, Hakodate. 453
Hakodate Maru (2) 1919 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEADRAGON. 5,285
Hakodate Maru (3) 1948 1964 sold to Ta Laii SS Co., Taiwan renamed Tachuan. 1,997
Hakone Maru (1) 1921 1943 sunk by US air attack in Taiwan Strait. 10,423
Hakone Maru (2) 1968 1978 renamed Pacific Express, 1980 sold to Korea Marine Transport, South Korea. 16,240
Hakozaki Maru (1) 1922 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS BALAO. 10,413
Hakozaki Maru (2) 1969 1981 sold to Astarte Carriers, Panama renamed Crescent. 23,670
Hakuai Maru 1898 1900 purchased from Red Cross Society of Japan, 1926 sold to Hayashikane Shosen, Tokyo, Jun.1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS APOGON. 2,629
Hakuba Maru 1979 container ship, 2003 sold renamed Arcadian. 36,723
Hakusan Maru (1) 1923 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLIER. 10,380
Hakusan Maru (2) 1973 container ship, 1987 sold renamed Hakusan II. 73,602
Hakuyo Maru 1971 car carrier, 1986 sold renamed Helios I. 7,450
Halaban Maru 1897 tanker, ex- Halaban, 1926 purchased from NV Nederland Indische Tankstoomboot Mij, Batavia renamed Halaban Maru, 1928 sold to Miyako Kisen K.K. Yokohama. 1945 found derelict at Singapore and scuttled by Royal Navy. 536
Hampton Maru 1961 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1982 sold to Outerocean Nav. Corp, Taiwan renamed Gold Transporter, 1982 scrapped. 9,232
Hanasaki Maru 1905 ex- Gisla, 1906 purchased from Brodrene Bjornstad, Christiania renamed Hanasaki Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, Jun.1949 beached at Kashimanada, total loss. 1,570
Harima Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, Jul.1898 wrecked near Kaigara Bay on voyage Hakodate - Nemuro. 721
Harima Maru (2) 1970 ore carrier, 1981 sold to Keehope Maritime, Panama renamed Hope Star. 66,594
Haruna Maru (1) 1922 Jul.1942 wrecked in fog off Omaezaki on voyage Kobe to Tokyo. 10,421
Haruna Maru (2) 1968 1984 sold renamed Pacific Light. 16,218
Hayakawa Maru 1982 container ship, 1995 sold renamed Pacific Link. 31,550
Heian Maru (1) 1930 1944 sunk by US air attack off Truk. 11,616
Heian Maru (2) 1951 1970 sold to Paulcrown Cia Nav S.A, Greece renamed Paulcrown. 6,894
Heiwa Maru   see Showa Maru.  
Heiyo Maru (1) 1930 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS WHALE. 9,816
Heiyo Maru (2) 1951 1972 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Glory. 6,851
Hida Maru 1943 1944 bombed and sunk at Hong Kong. 5,321
Hidaka Maru (1) 1901 1913 sold to O.S.K, Osaka. 735
Hidaka Maru (2) 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BATFISH, SE of Muroto. 5,486
Hie Maru   see Hiye Maru.  
Hiei Maru 1972 container ship, 1973 sold to Showa Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1986 scrapped. 23,766
Higo Maru 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1923 sold to Nakana Chutaro, Nishinomiya, 1934 scrapped Japan. 1,405
Hikachi Maru 1943 1956 sold to Hokusei Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Kamui Maru. 6,008
Hikane Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HAMMERHEAD off Jesselton. 5,321
Hikawa Maru (1) 1930 WWII Naval hospital ship, 1961 sold to Hikawaramaru Kanko K.K., for service at Yokohama as a permanently moored youth hostel / museum. 11,622
Hikawa Maru (2) 1974 container ship, 1988 sold renamed Hikawa II. 24,771
Hikokane Maru 1958 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1979 sold to Jurong Shipping Co, Singapore renamed Silver Town. 8,529
Hikone Maru 1957 1973 sold to Mediterranean Maritime Carriers, Liberia renamed Mediterranean Darby. 7,363
Hikosan Maru 1951 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1966 grounded and lost at Onahama. 6,369
Hikoshima Maru 1953 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1970 sold to Marioca Shipping Co., Greece renamed Campanula. 6,626
Himeji Maru (1) 1888 ex- Ismailia, 1894 purchased from SS Ismailia Ltd (J. S. Boyd), Belfast renamed Himeji Maru, 1896 wrecked on Bombay Reef, south of Hong Kong. 3,008
Himeji Maru (2) 1956 1973 sold to Atlantic Maritime Carriers, Liberia renamed Atlantic Darby. 7,360
Hinaga Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Padaran. 5,397
Hioki Maru 1943 1944 bombed and sunk at Manila. 5,321
Hira Maru 1978 1987 sold renamed Hira II. 24,794
Hirado Maru 1960 1962 purchased from Tanda Sangyo Kisen KK, Nagasaki, 1970 sold to Transworld Shipping Co., Liberia renamed Ouzo. 3,396
Hirano Maru 1908 1918 torpedoed and sunk south of Ireland by UB.91. 8,250
Hiro Maru 1967 1982 sold to Keehope Maritime Corp, Panama renamed Glory Star. 19,495
Hirosaki Maru 1902 ex- Ohio No.4, 1906 purchased from D. W. Desler, USA renamed Hirosaki Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1936 wrecked Sakhalin Island. 1,440
Hiroshima Maru (1) 1853 wooden paddle steamer, ex- Golden Age, 1875 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co. by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Hiroshima Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1890 scrapped Yokohama. 2,453
Hiroshima Maru (2) 1891 1916 wrecked on Shimizu Island. 3,170
Hirota Maru 1940 1945 mined and sunk. 2,992
Hitachi Maru (1) 1898 Jun.1904 captured and sunk while trooping by Russian cruiser GROMOBOI. 6,172
Hitachi Maru (2) 1906 Sep.1917 captured by German cruiser WOLF southwest of Colombo, employed as store ship until Nov.1917 when scuttled near Mauritius. 6,716
Hitaki Maru 1901 1909 sold to Yamashina Reizo, Tokyo, 1943 sank in bad weather off Inchon. 735
Hiuga Maru 1944 1955 sold to Hokusei Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Heiwa Maru. 5,244
Hiye Maru 1930 1938 renamed Hie Maru, WWII Inperial Japanede Navy, converted to submarine tender, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS DRUM. 11,621
Hiyori Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HAMMERHEAD off Jesselton. 5,321
Hokkai Maru 1890 1904 sank off Nemuro in gale. 705
Hokuto Maru 1923 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Mar.1943 mined and sunk south of Muroran. 2,270
Honshu Maru 1967 1978 sold to Kokusai Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 17,288
Hotaka Maru 1970 1986 scrapped. 21,057
Hoyo Maru 1972 1982 renamed Ocean Pegasus, 1998 scrapped. 19,524
Hozui Maru 1962 1975 sold to Sunny Hurst Shipping Co., Panama renamed Golconda. 8,319
Husimi Maru   see Fushimi Maru.  
Huzi Maru 1937 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SHAD and USS GRAYBACK. 9,138
Hyogo Maro 1874 1885 transferred from Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1910 sold to Goshi Kaisha Harada Shoko, Osaka. 1,517
Hyogo Maru 1973 container ship, 1986 scrapped. 9,053
Ibaraki Maru 1965 1978 sold to Char Ho Hang Marine, Panama renamed Char Ho. 9,923
Ibuki Maru 1944 1951 sold to Kaburagi Lisen KK., Tokyo. 875
Idzumi Maru 1894 June 1904 captured and sunk by Russian cruiser GROMOBOI west of Okinoshima on voyage Yentau to Inland Sea. 3,280
Idzumo Maru 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, Apr.1892 wrecked Korea on voyage Inchon - Pusan. 720
Iga Maru 1943 1952 sold to Maruei Kisen KK, Osaka. 873
Igasa Maru 1944 1951 sold to Kaburagi Kisen KK, Tokyo. 881
Igusa Maru 1945 1945 bombed and sunk off Yanai, sold to Taiyo Kisen KK, Tokyo and salvaged. 873
Ikaho Maru 1944 1945 grounded in Sunwe Do, refloated and requisitioned by US Navy, 1948 transferred to Korean Government. 875
Ikai Maru 1872 ex- Cathay, 1895 purchased from P&O Line, London renamed Ikai Maru,1902 sold to Kishimoto Kentaro, Tokyo. 3,076
Iki Maru 1883 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1886 sold to Kano K.K., Kanaiwa renamed Kano Maru. 228
Ikoma Maru 1925 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAHORSE. 3,156
Ikushima Maru 1936 1938 renamed Ikusima Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STINGRAY. 3,944
Ikusima Maru   see Ikushima Maru.  
Ikuta Maru 1936 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1944 bombed and sunk at Kwajalein. 2,969
Imari Maru 1943 1945 grounded and sank in gale off Iki. 873
Ina Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk off Ogasawara. 854
Inaba Maru 1897 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1934 scrapped Japan. 6,185
Inasa Maru 1944 1945 grounded and sank off Kagoshima. 873
Inaura Maru 1945 1945 mined and sunk off Kokura. 873
Inosaki Maru 1944 1951 grounded and sank off Muroto. 881
Irabe Maru 1944 1952 sold to Taiyo Kisen KK, Tokyo. 881
Irako Maru 1944 1945 grounded in fog and sank off Ohkamazaki. 875
Isa Maru 1944 1951 sold to Kaburagi Kisen KK, Tokyo. 888
Ise Maru (1) 1883 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1921 grounded in fog and sank off Nemuro. 1,244
Ise Maru (2) 1965 1978 sold to Char An Marine, Panama renamed Char An. 9,917
Isehara Maru 1944 1953 sold to Kyosei Kisen KK, Kobe. 881
Isezaki Maru 1944 1944 grounded in fog and sank off Jangsangoj. 875
Ishikari Maru 1906 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Nov.1926 abandoned on fire off Nojima. 1,311
Ishima Maru 1944 1945 bombed and sunk off Hong Kong. 839
Isinomaki Maru 1886 1912 sold to Kitakami K.K., Tshinomaki. 109
Isoshima Maru 1944 1945 mined and sunk in Kanmon Strait. 884
Itami Maru 1944 1944 sunk in collision with TAKAOKA MARU. 875
Ito Maru 1943 1945 bombed and sunk off Yamaguchi. 873
Iwaki Maru 1966 1977 sold to Royal Nav. S.A, Panama renamed Royal Ruby. 10,497
Iwanai Maru 1880 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1894 sold to Hohei Daiichi Homen Yokosuka renamed Okusu Maru. 56
Iwashiro Maru 1966 1982 sold to Artoc Maritime, Panama renamed Zinc Trader. 10,460
Iwate Maru (1) 1921 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 sunk by US air attack on Rabaul. 3,180
Iwate Maru (2) 1966 1981 sold to Hankiang Maritime Carriers, Panama renamed Hankiang Career. 9,923
Iyo Maru (1) 1901 1933 scrapped Japan. 6,320
Iyo Maru (2) 1943 1945 mined and sunk off Fukuoka, 1946 salvaged, 1947 sold to Taiyo Bussan KK, Tokyo. 873
Izu Maru 1943 1953 deleted from register. 883
Izumi Maru 1966 1981 sold to Gamma Shipping Co., Greece renamed Family Arrow. 10,460
Izumo Maru 1939 completed as aircraft carrier for Japanese Navy renamed HIYO, 1944 bombed and sunk off Okinotorishima. 27,700
Izumo Maru 1966 1982 sold to China Ocean Shipping Co., China renamed Bai Yin Shan. 10,498
Jindai Maru 1973 car carrier, 1988 hulked as vehicle park at Sasebo. 8,755
Jinei Maru 1976 car carrier, ex-.Polar Bear, 1978 purchased from Amundsen Marine Co., Liberia renamed Jinei Maru, 1988 sold renamed Rosetta. 17,822
Jingu Maru 1978 car carrier, 1988 sold renamed Honesta. 18,450
Jinkai Maru 1983 car carrier, 1990 sold renamed Prospero. 47,129
Jinmei Maru 1968 car carrier, 1987 sold renamed Beacon. 19,799
Jinmu Maru 1981 car carrier, 1990 sold renamed Margherita. 17,362
Jinrei Maru 1971 car carrier, 1983 sold to Watercolor Shipping Ltd, Cyprus renamed Seaspeed. 23,932
Jinsen Maru (1) 1877 ex- Moray, 1894 purchased from John Warwick & Co. renamed Jinsen Maru, 1904 sunk in Lushun. 2,190
Jinsen Maru (2) 1895 ex- Mogul, 1904 purchased from Gellatly, Hankey & Co., Rochester renamed Jinsen Maru, 1906 requisitioned by Japanese Army, 1911 returned to NYK, Dec.1918 wrecked on Ile d'Yeu on voyage Bordeux - St. Nazaire. 3,694
Jinsen Maru (3)   see Shin Honshu Maru.  
Jinto Maru 1981 car carrier, 1989 sold renamed Primavera. 17,381
Jintsu Maru 1970 car carrier, 1980 sold to Lapis Navigation, Panama renamed Pearl. 4,803
Jinwa Maru   see Toyota Mary No.6.  
Jinyo Maru 1982 car carrier, 1987 sold renamed Brava. 9,816
Jinyu Maru 1974 car carrier, 1993 scrapped. 16,109
Joyo Maru 1907 1907 transferred to Nisshin Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Shangyang Maru. 3,588
Jujo Maru (1) 1968 1978 sold to Kokusai Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 17,275
Jujo Maru (2) 1982 bulk carrier, 1992 sold renamed Buena Vista. 39,031
Kaga Maru (1) 1901 1934 scrapped at Yokohama. 6,301
Kaga Maru (2) 1966 1986 scrapped. 11,930
Kageshima Maru 1898 ex- Wilhelmina (Holland Gulf Stoomv. Mij., Rotterdam), Jan.1905 captured by Japanese cruiser NANIWA on voyage Shanghai - Vladivostok and renamed Kageshima Maru for the Japanese Navy. 1908 transferred to Dept. of Agriculture & Commerce (NYK managers), 1914 management transferred. Jul.1917 torpedoed and sunk by UC.69 SW of Ouessant on voyage New York - Europe. 4,295
Kagoshima Maru 1891 ex- Port Albert, 1894 purchased by Japanese Government from W. Milburn & Co., London renamed Kagoshima Maru, 1896 transferred to NYK, 1910 sold to Harada Shoko Goshi Kaisha, Amagasaki, 1918 went missing on voyage Saigon to Port Said. 4,140
Kai Maru 1966 1986 sold renamed Poquita Kari and scrapped. 11,938
Kaijyo Maru 1873 ex- Assam, 1895 purchased from P&O Line, London renamed Kaijyo Maru, 1897 scrapped. 3,231
Kaiko Maru 1922 1951 purchased from Nippon Reizo K.K., Yokohama, 1957 sold to Hokusei Kaiun K.K., Tokyo renamed Matsumae Maru, 1966 scrapped. 1,515
Kaio Maru 1869 1875 purchased from Japanese Government by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sold to Kyoritsu K. K. Yokkaichi. 65
Kako Maru 1921 ex- Baltimore Maru, 1928 purchased from Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe renamed Kako Maru, 1933 sold to Yamashita Kisen K.K., Tokyo, renamed Hokuman Maru, 1935 abandoned in sinking condition on voyage Vancouver to Yokohama. 6,571
Kakuryo Maru No.23 1972 tanker, 1981 sold to Sanwa Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Wakatsuru Maru No.16. 998
Kamakura Maru (1) 1897 1933 scrapped Japan. 5,846
Kamakura Maru (2) 1971 container ship, 1988 sold renamed Oceanus Osaka. 51,139
Kamikawa Maru 1903 ex- Ohio No.2, 1906 purchased from D. W. Deshler, USA renamed Kamikawa Maru, 1919 wrecked near Oniwaki Lighthouse, Hokkaido. 1,449
Kamo Maru 1908 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TINOSA. 8,524
Kanagawa Maru 1896 1934 scrapped Japan. 6,151
Kanko Maru 1869 1877 purchased from Tsushima Han, Japan by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1899 sold to Sakasawa Kishitaro, Hakodate. 298
Karee 1865 ex- W. Cores de Vries, 1903 purchased from McBain & Co., Shanghai renamed Karee, 1907 transferred to Nisshin Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Karee Maru. 1,037
Kasagi Maru 1928 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SWORDFISH. 3,141
Kashima Maru 1913 1938 renamed Kasima Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS BONEFISH. 10,559
Kashiwara Maru 1939 completed as aircraft carrier for Japanese navy, 1942 renamed Junyo. 27,700
Kasima Maru   see Kashima Maru.  
Kasuga Maru (1) 1898 1935 scrapped Japan. 3,820
Kasuga Maru (2) 1941 1942 converted to aircraft carrier for Japanese Navy renamed Taiyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS RASHER. 17,130
Kasuga Maru (3) 1976 container ship, 1988 sold renamed Kasuga I. 58,438
Katori Maru 1913 1941 torpedoed and sunk by Dutch submarine K.XIV. 10,513
Kawachi Maru (1) 1897 1934 scrapped Japan. 6,099
Kawachi Maru (2) 1966 1984 scrapped. 11,930
Keizan Maru 1927 1927 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1931 resold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Mar.1943 stranded in Gulf of Pohai, 1957 refloated and rebuilt as Min Chu 5 for People's Republic of China, 1967 renamed Gong Nong Bing 5, then Hu Jian Yin 2, 1979 still in service as pilot tender at Shanghai. 2,313
Kenyo Maru 1981 tanker, 1988 sold renamed Ocean Victor. 54,786
Kibitsu Maru 1943 1945 mined and sunk off Akashi. 9,575
Kihune Maru 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Kobe, 1945 mined and sunk. 1,614
Kii Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, Dec.1890 stranded at Omisaki, total loss. 1,399
Kii Maru (2) 1966 1985 scrapped. 11,931
Kinryu Maru 1957 1963 purchased from Taiheiyo Kisen KK, Tokyo, 1971 sold to Polin Ship Nav, Singapore renamed Pollinia. 4,027
Kinshiu Maru 1891 ex- Kintuck, 1894 purchased by Japanese Government from China Mutual S.N. Co., London renamed Kinshiu Maru, 1896 transferred to NYK, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy as transport, Apr.1904 captured and sunk by Russian cruiser ROSSIA off Sinpo, Korea. 3,596
Kirin Maru   see Kitsurin Maru.  
Kiso Maru 1973 container ship, 1987 sold renamed Kiso. 38,540
Kitami Maru (1) 1897 ex- Iyo Maru, 1901 purchased from Iyo Kisen K.K., Gunchiu renamed Kitami Maru, 1922 sold to Hokkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1930 renamed Kosai Maru, Mar.1930 wrecked off Chefoo. 729
Kitami Maru (2) 1963 1969 sold to Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo. 3,000
Kitano Maru (1) 1909 1942 mined and sunk. 8,512
Kitano Maru (2) 1972 container ship, 1988 sold renamed Oceanus Tokyo. 51,160
Kitsurin Maru 1895 (Listed in Lloyds Register as Kirin Maru) ex- Afridi, 1904 purchased from Gellatly, Hankey & Co., Rochester by Japanese Government renamed Kitsurin Maru, 1911 transferred to NYK, 1927 sold to Ozeki Naoji, Kobe, 1933 scrapped Japan. 3,648
Kiushiu Maru 1887 1890 renamed Sakata Maru, Feb.1919 wrecked on Iron Island, Kwangtung. 1,954
Kobe Maru (1) 1888 1921 sold to Kuribayashi Shosen K.K., Muroran. 2,877
Kobe Maru (2) 1940 1942 sunk in collision with TENZAN MARU off Chang Kiang. 7,938
Kohnan Maru 1973 ore carrier, 1983 scrapped. 95,005
Kokura Maru 1887 ex- Tartar, 1894 purchased from Gellatly, Hankey, Sewell & Co., Rochester renamed Kokura Maru, Nov.1920 wrecked on Calolino Island on voyage Yokohama - Angaur. 2,567
Korea Maru 1901 ex- Korea, 1916 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co., New York renamed Korea Maru by Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, 1926 purchased by NYK, 1934 scrapped Japan. 11,276
Kosai Maru 1899 1900 purchased from Red Cross Society of Japan, 1926 sold to Yagi Honten K.K., Takasago renamed Bifuku Maru, 1938 renamed Bihuku Maru, Aug.1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS NARWHAL. 2,627
Kosuge Maru 1883 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1886 sold to Yetchiu K. K., Fushiki. 1,416
Kotowaka Maru 1984 liquid gas carrier, 2007 still in service. 100,668
Koyo Maru 1919 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS HARDER. 3,010
Kuma Maru 1921 ex- Fuji Maru, 1928 purchased from Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe renamed Kuma Maru, 1933 sold to Yamashita Kisen K.K., Tokyo renamed Nanman Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLYING FISH. 5,571
Kumamoto Maru 1875 ex- Gadshill, 1877 purchased from G. Bell, London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Kumamoto Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1907 sold to Nakamura Ukichi, Osaka. 1,913
Kumano Maru 1901 1927 beached after collision with YAMASHIRO MARU near Takamatsu, total loss. 5,076
Kurama Maru 1972 container ship, 1989 sold renamed Kurama. 51,140
Kure Maru 1964 1976 sold to Golden States Nav. Co., Liberia renamed Golden State. 17,315
Kuretake Maru 1938 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS STERLET. 1,924
Kurobe Maru 1972 container ship, 1987 sold renamed Kurobe. 37,846
Kushiro Maru (1) 1903 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1924 renamed Keijo Maru, 1938 renamed Keizyo Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS QUEENFISH. 1,076
Kushiro Maru (2) 1948 1962 sold to Dowa Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 2,496
Kyoei Maru 1971 1986 sold renamed Blue Phoenix. 110,037
Kyoryu Maru 1872 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1897 sold to Ishigaki Kumataro, Hakodate. 374
Kyushu Maru 1862 ex- Kiusiu, 1875 purchased from Olyphant & Co., U.S.A by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Kyushu Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK,1886 sold to Takahama Chiujo, Tokyo renamed Toyokuni Maru. 1,216
Lima Maru 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SNOOK. 7,250
Lisbon Maru 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS GROUPER. 7,038
Lyons Maru 1920 1944 sunk by US air attack on Rabaul harbour. 7,018
Maiko Maru 1946 1954 sold to Kansai Kisen KK, Osaka. 1,036
Maizuru Maru 1974 bulk carrier, 1987 sold renamed Serenity. 34,837
Malacca Maru 1920 May 1939 wrecked near Wood Island on voyage Vizagapatam to Osaka. 5,374
Manila Maru 1954 1972 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Trader. 9,297
Manko Maru 1935 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PARCHE. 4,472
Marimo 1972 car ferry, 1976 purchased from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1996 sold renamed Princess of the World. 9.235
Marusumi Maru 1967 1978 sold to Green Lines Shipping Co., Panama renamed Sunway. 19,588
Matsubara Maru 1969 1975 sold to Antares Overseas Transport, Panama renamed Great Antares. 9,720
Matsue Maru 1964 1975 sold to Universal Sea Transport, Panama renamed Lone Star. 8,211
Matsumae Maru (1) 1867 ex- Dragon, 1880 purchased from M. C. Adams, Shanghai by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Matsumae Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1899 sold to Yoshida Saburoyemon, Hakodate. 604
Matsumae Maru (2) 1965 1979 sold to Lara Maritime Corp, Panama renamed Lara. 9,210
Matsumoto Maru (1) 1921 1938 renamed Matumoto Maru, 1943 converted to tanker, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TANG. 7,025
Matsumoto Maru (2) 1965 1973 sold to Northern Nav. Co., Cyprus renamed Eldania. 8,133
Matsunami Maru 1966 1970 sold to Napoleon Maritime Corp, Panama renamed Tasman. 8,240
Matsushima Maru 1965 1974 sold to Avonsea Shipping Co., Greece renamed Eleusis. 10,050
Matsushiro Maru 1966 1972 sold to Hester Shipping Co., Panama renamed Jessica. 9,495
Matsuura Maru 1952 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1969 sold to Matsukura Kaiji KK, Tokyo. 2,372
Matsuyama Maru 1968 bulk carrier, 1972 sold to Primrose Shipping Co., Panama renamed Primrose. 10,369
Matsuyama Maru 1885 ex- Kaisow, 1894 purchased from China Mutual S.N.Co., London renamed Matsuyama Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Jul.1924 sank west of Goto Islands on voyage Keelung - Yokohama. 2,959
Matsuye Maru 1921 1938 renamed Matue Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HARDER. 7,061
Matue Maru   see Matsuye Maru.  
Matumoto Maru   see Matsumoto Maru.  
Matuura Maru 1913 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1945 stranded in fog in mouth of Yulin River, Korea, total loss. 3,090
Maya Maru 1925 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS CABRILLA. 3,145
Mayebashi Maru 1921 1935 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1939 renamed Maebasi Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS POGY. 7,005
Mie Maru 1920 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 mined and sunk off Dutch New Guinea. 2,897
Mihara Maru 1960 1972 sold to Nike International Ocean Co., Panama renamed Eastern Universe. 5,981
Miharu Maru 1956 1975 sold to Vai Maritime Ltd, Greece renamed Cretan Palm. 5,849
Miho Maru 1943 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS TREPANG off Korea. 4,667
Miike Maru (1) 1888 1921 sold to Kasahari Shoji K.K., Kobe. 3,323
Miike Maru (2) 1941 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRIGGER. 11,738
Miike Maru (3) 1969 1982 sold to Cosmos Shipping Lines, Panama renamed Kumul. 5,082
Mikasa Maru (1) 1928 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 sunk by US air attack in Philippines. 3,143
Mikasa Maru (2) 1956 1971 scrapped. 5,849
Mikawa Maru (1) 1884 ex- Gratitude, 1892 purchased from E. W. Morgan & Co., London renamed Mikawa Maru, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy and scuttled off Port Arthur in attempt to block harbour entrance. 1,968
Mikawa Maru (2) 1894 ex- Kirkdale, 1904 purchased from J. R. Cuthbertson & Co., Glasgow renamed Mikawa Maru, 1923 sold to Teikoku Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1934 scrapped Japan. 2,873
Mikawa Maru (3) 1957 1964 transferred from Tokyo Yusen KK, Tokyo, 1973 sold to Anebretos Enterprises, Cyprus renamed Marika M. 5,755
Miki Maru 1970 1975 purchased from Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe, 1976 sold to Ahjin Shipping Co., South Korea renamed Nyeon Jin. 5,480
Mikumo Maru 1957 1974 sold to Korea Line Corp, South Korea renamed Peace Rose. 5,913
Mikuni Maru 1957 1966 transferred from Yachio Kisen KK, Kobe, 1973 sold to Noah Shipping Co., Panama renamed Noah No.1. 5,975
Mimasaka Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAHORSE off Saipan. 4,667
Mino Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, May 1893 wrecked near Tsurugu Straits. 897
Mino Maru (2) 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off Leyte. 4,667
Mino Maru (3) 1982 bulk carrier, 1985 sold renamed Berta. 21,815
Miryu Maru 1959 1972 sold to Nike International Ocean Co., Panama renamed Eastern Neptune. 5,272
Misaki Maru 1953 ex- Eifuku Maru, 1960 purchased from Shofuku Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Misaki Maru, 1973 sold to New Pacific Carriers Inc, Panama renamed Happy Pacific. 5,747
Mishima Maru 1908 1934 scrapped Japan. 8,500
Misumi Maru 1960 ex- Ginryu Maru, 1969 purchased from Taiheiyo Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Misumi Maru, 1971 sold to Losada Shipping, Somalia renamed Lina. 5,861
Mitaka Maru 1959 1975 sold to Hong Kong Islands Shipping Co., Panama renamed Singapore Island. 5,768
Mito Maru (1) 1921 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PADDLE. 7,061
Mito Maru (2) 1970 bulk carrier, 1982 sold to Del Bene, Argentina renamed Almirante Garzone. 36,552
Miyagi Maru (1) 1966 1980 sold to Bolivia Nav. Co., Cyprus renamed Dover. 10,267
Miyagi Maru (2) 1982 bulk carrier, 1991 sold renamed Seorax. 37,182
Miyajima Maru 1982 bulk carrier, 1985 sold renamed Poseidon Breeze. 33,985
Miyama Maru 1944 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BOWFIN and USS ASPRO off Palau. 4,667
Miyaura Maru 1919 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BLUEGILL. 1,850
Miyazaki Maru 1909 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.88 in the Atlantic. 8,500
Miyoshi Maru 1970 1975 purchased from Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe, 1976 sold to Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe renamed Jugoslavija. 5,698
Mizushima Maru 1960 tanker, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1968 sold to Current Shipping Corp, Liberia renamed Current Trader. 25,213
Moji Maru (1) 1877 ex- Hector, 1894 purchased from Butterfireld & Swire, Hong Kong renamed Moji Maru, 1896 sold to Nippon Sekiyu Seisei, Tokyo. 2,040
Moji Maru (2) 1922 1928 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Mozi Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1944 sunk by US air attack off Saipan. 3,757
Morioka Maru 1920 1942 mined and sunk in Japanese minefield off Sakito. 4,469
Moyori Maru 1902 ex- Harbarton (Harland & Bartlett, London), 1905 captured by Japanese cruiser AKITSUSHIMA on voyage Cardiff - Vladivostok renamed Moyori Maru for Japanese Government, 1908 managed by NYK, 1912 purchased by NYK, 1917 sold to Teikoku Kisen K.K., Kobe, 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U.151 off Spanish Sahara. 3,265
Mozi Maru   see Moji Maru.  
Muroran Maru (1) 1876 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1895 sold to Iwata Kizo, Fukuyama. 87
Muroran Maru (2) 1919 1944 sunk by US air attack off Luzon, Philippines. 5,354
Muroran Maru (3) 1948 1964 sold to Kiwa Kaiun KK, Osaka. 2,493
Musashi Maru (1) 1889 1890 sank in gale off Kochi. 2,639
Musashi Maru (2) 1968 bulk carrier, 1977 converted to car carrier, 1983 still in fleet. 25,163
Mutsu Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, Mar.1908 sunk in collision with s/s HIDEYOSHI MARU near Hakodate on voyage Aomori - Muroran. 911
Mutsu Maru (2) 1969 bulk carrier, 1979 converted to car carrier, 1986 sold renamed Shoyo Maru. 25,168
Myogi Maru 1938 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 sunk by US air attack in Manila Bay. 4,021
Myoken Maru 1938 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SWORDFISH. 4,124
Myoko Maru 1939 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1943 sunk by US air attack at Lae. 4,103
Nagano Maru (1) 1917 1921 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1944 bombed and sunk by U.S. aircraft at Truk. 3,810
Nagano Maru (2) 1970 1985 sold renamed Mu Dan Shan. 9,471
Nagara Maru (1) 1934 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 7,149
Nagara Maru (2) 1958 1975 sold to Shin Ho Maritime S.A, Panama renamed Lyra Shinho. 8,398
Nagasaki Maru 1922 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1942 mined and sunk in Japanese minefield off Nagasaki. 5,272
Nagata Maru 1937 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1944 bombed and sunk off St. Jaques. 2,969
Nagato Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1910 scrapped Osaka. 1,884
Nagato Maru (2) 1918 1943 sunk by US air attack at Wewak. 5,901
Nagato Maru (3) 1957 1975 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Concord. 8,522
Nagaura Maru 1958 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1975 sold to Sapienza Cia Nav, Greece renamed Phaedon 2. 4,970
Nagoya Maru (1) 1866 wooden paddle steamer, ex- Oregonian, 1875 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co. by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Nagoya Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1890 scrapped Yokohama. 2,574
Nagoya Maru (2) 1883 ex- Oopack, 1893 purchased from China Mutual S.N. Co. renamed Nagoya Maru, 1898 grounded in fog and sank off Kyunohe. 2,835
Nako Maru 1934 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 7,139
Naniwa Maru 1863 1875 purchased from Japanese Government by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sold to Kyoeisha K.K., Osaka. 250
Nanyo Maru 1907 1907 transferred to Nisshin Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Nanyang Maru. 3,588
Naruto Maru 1970 1975 purchased from Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe, 1979 sold to Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe renamed Atlantic. 9,472
Naruto Maru 1934 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS WHALE. 7,147
Nelson Maru 1971 1987 scrapped. 17,435
Nemuro Maru 1885 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1889 wrecked. 195
New York Maru 1953 1955 purchased from Toho Kaion KK, Tokyo, 1971 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Peace. 7,730
Nichibu Maru 1971 1980 sold to Overseas SS Co., Panama renamed Pacific. 9,525
Nichigaku Maru 1974 1975 purchased from Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe, 1980 sold to Dainichi Kaiun KK, Kobe, 1981 sold to Jade Shipping, Panama renamed Atlantic Charger. 9,950
Nichigoh Maru 1980 container ship, 1980 sold renamed Aotea. 36,913
Nichiiku Maru 1972 1980 sold to Jin Yang Shipping Co., South Korea renamed Jinsbon. 9,517
Nichinan Maru 1885 1923 purchased from Busai Kisen K.K., Kobe, 1924 sold to Yabuki Teichi, Kobe, Jan.1928 wrecked Daidoko, Korea on voyage Chinnampo - Jinsen. (this was originally Blue Funnel Line's Palamed) 2,479
Nichirin Maru 1970 ore carrier, 1986 scrapped. 29,545
Nichiwa Maru 1971 1980 sold to Jin Yang Shipping, South Korea renamed Jesbon. 9,527
Niigata Maru (1) 1855 ex- Behar, 1874 purchased from P&O Line, London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Niigata Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1893 sold to Oaki Kikusaburo, Tokyo. 1,910
Niigata Maru (2) 1903 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1951 removed from Japanese register. 2,184
Nikkei Maru No. 3 1969 ore carrier, 1983 sold to Neapolitan Shipping S.A renamed Libexcel. 17,873
Nikko Maru 1903 1939 sold to Tao Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS TIRANTE. 5,539
Nitta Maru 1940 1943 converted to aircraft carrier for Japanese Navy renamed Chuyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SAILFISH. 17,163
Nitto Maru 1966 1974 purchased from Maruei Kigyo KK, Tokyo, 1975 sold to Knossos Marine Corp, Greece renamed Panel. 4,244
Nojima Maru 1935 1938 renamed Nozima Maru, 1942 sunk by US air attack on Kiska Harbour, Aleutians. 7,189
Noshiro Maru (1) 1934 1938 renamed Nosiro Maru, 1944 sunk by US air attack on Manila harbour. 7,184
Noshiro Maru (2) 1969 1984 sold renamed Eastern Beta. 9,465
Nosiro Maru   see Noshiro Maru.  
Noto Maru (1) 1934 1944 sunk by US air attack on Leyte. 7,185
Noto Maru (2) 1969 1984 sold renamed Eastern Delta. 9,464
Nozima Maru   see Nojima Maru.  
Ocean Pegasus   see Hoyo Maru.  
Oceania Maru 1958 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1977 sold to Bali Maritime Carriers, Panama renamed Bali Career. 9,017
Ogishima Maru 1966 ore carrier, 1982 sold to Saville Cia Nav, Panama renamed Topkapis. 36,972
Oiso Maru 1966 ore carrier, 1982 scrapped. 41,722
Okada Maru 1966 ore carrier, 1978 sold to Dahlia Maritime Enterprise, Panama renamed Hibiscus. 34,497
Okitsu Maru (1) 1939 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SKIPJACK. 6,666
Okitsu Maru (2) 1962 ore carrier, 1972 sold to Aurora Austraris Cia Armadora, Liberia renamed Sorokos. 29,739
Olympia Maru 1952 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1972 sold to Great Fortune Nav, Singapore renamed Great Faith. 7,474
Omi Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1910 scrapped Osaka. 2,501
Omi Maru (2) 1912 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRITON 3,581
Ondo Maru 1982 bulk carrier, 1995 sold renamed Silvergate. 59,790
Onoe Maru (1) 1940 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS RATON. 6,667
Onoe Maru (2) 1963 ore carrier, 1978 scrapped. 29,604
Onoe Maru No.2 1978 ore carrier, 1988 sold renamed Sophia. 65,655
Onomichi Maru 1965 bulk carrier, 1980 broke in two in heavy weather and sank. 33,894
Orion Diamond 1982 car carrier, 2007 still in service. 19,280
Osaka Maru 1922 1928 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLYING FISH. 3,741
Osumi Maru (1) 1906 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1950 scrapped. 1,335
Osumi Maru (2) 1965 ore carrier, 1978 sold to China Ocean Shipping Co., China renamed Jiang Da Hai. 34,746
Otaru Maru (1) 1886 ex- Dardanus, 1894 purchased from Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool renamed Otaru Maru, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy and scuttled off Port Arthur in attempt to block harbour entrance. 2,502
Otaru Maru (2) 1905 ex- Gaute, 1905 purchased from Brodrene Bjornstad, Christiania renamed Otaru Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Feb.1937 went missing on voyage Yokohama - Hakodate. 1,571
Otaru Maru (3) 1948 1953 sold to Japanese Government renamed Taisei Maru. 1,997
Otsu Maru 1969 ore carrier, 1983 still in fleet. 58,263
Owari Maru (1) 1883 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1905 grounded in fog and sank off Hakodate. 1,058
Owari Maru (2) 1969 ore carrier, 1986 scrapped. 58,801
Oyashima Maru 1981 ore carrier, 1999 sold renamed Jasmin. 77,730
Pacific Express   see Hakone Maru.  
Pacific Trader 1978 container ship, 1981 purchased from Compass Carriers, Panama, .1986 sold renamed Kabuki. 21,806
Palao Maru 1934 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS GREENLING. 4,495
Papyrus Maru 1972 1986 sold renamed Poquita Mami. 19,523
Penang Maru 1913 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAUTOG. 5,279
Rakuyo Maru 1921 1926 purchased from Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEALION. 9,419
Rangoon Maru 1908 ex- Hillcrag, 1912 purchased from H. Evans & Co., London renamed Rangoon Maru, 1934 scrapped Japan. 4,936
Riojun Maru 1892 ex- Port Hunter, 1894 purchased by Japanese Government from W. Milburn & Co., London renamed Riojun Maru, 1896 transferred to NYK, 1910 sold to Harada Shoko Goshi Kaisha, Amagasaki, May 1921 wrecked near Gaspar Strait on voyage Dairen to Java. 4,670
Rokko Maru 1923 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 sunk by US air attack NW of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 3,028
Rosetta Maru 1880 1900 purchased from P&O Line, London renamed Rosetta Maru, 1901 sold to Toyo Kisen KK, Tokyo. 3,876
Ryofu Maru 1881 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1887 sold to Hachiya Rihei, Fukuyama. 291
Sado Maru (1) 1898 1934 scrapped Japan. 6,223
Sado Maru (2) 1939 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 7,180
Sado Maru (3) 1956 1979 scrapped. 9,575
Saga Maru 1959 1979 scrapped. 9,437
Sagami Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy and scuttled off Port Arthur in attempt to block harbour entrance. 1,927
Sagami Maru (2) 1902 ex- Mazagan, 1905 purchased from Mersey SS Co., Liverpool renamed Sagami Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1932 sold to China renamed Ping Tse, 1937 scuttled as block ship at Nantao. 1,697
Sagami Maru (3) 1940 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAWOLF. 7,189
Sagami Maru (4) 1955 1974 sold to Brisa Nav. S.A, Panama renamed Bennet Breeze. 9,415
Sagami Maru (5) 1980 bulk carrier, ex- Argos Peace, 1983 purchased from Argos Bulk Carriers, Liberia renamed Sagami Maru, 1987 sold renamed Brisas I. 35,100
Sagara Maru 1940 WWII converted to Japanese Navy seaplane tender, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS HARDER. 7,189
Saikai Maru 1980 1996 sold renamed Iolcos Triumph. 44,580
Saikio Maru 1888 1923 sold to Kuribayashi Shosen K.K., Tokyo. 2,913
Saikyo Maru 1961 1979 scrapped. 9,558
Saipan Maru 1936 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS HADDOCK. 5,533
Saishu Maru 1897 ex- Rossiya (A. Mordukhovich & Co., St. Petersburg), Feb.1904 captured by Japanese gunboat TATSUTA renamed Saishu Maru for Japanese Government, 1912 transferred to NYK, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Saisyu Maru, Jan.1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAUTOG. 2,095
Saitama Maru 1959 1977 sold to Java Maritime Carriers, Panama renamed Java Career. 9,385
Sakae Maru 1884 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1886 sank. 258
Sakata Maru   see Kiushiu Maru.  
Sakito Maru 1938 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TROUT. 7,126
Sakura Maru (1) 1887 ex- Mogul, 1894 purchased from Gellatly, Hankey, Sewell & Co., Rochester renamed Sakura Maru, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy and scuttled off Port Arthur in attempt to block harbour entrance. 2,953
Sakura Maru (2) 1940 1942 sunk by Allied air and surface attack off Java. 7,167
San Clemente Maru 1958 tanker, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1966 sold to Gosford Marine S.A, Panama renamed Albamar. 13,293
San Luis Maru 1953 tanker, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1971 sold to Venus Maritime Corp, Panama renamed Venus Bounty. 12,353
San Pedro Maru 1950 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1970 sold to Yamamoto Sangyo KK, 1970 resold to Kushaldas & Bros, India renamed Ourania. 12,441
San Ramon Maru 1954 tanker, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1969 sold to Limsan Corp, Panama renamed Limmon. 12,253
Santo Maru 1899 ex- Diamante, 1903 purchased from China & Manila SS Co., Hong Kong renamed Santo Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Aug.1945 mined and sunk. 1,980
Sanuki Maru (1) 1897 1925 sold to Akita Toranosuke, Moji, 1935 scrapped Japan. 6,108
Sanuki Maru (2) 1939 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH. 7,158
Sanuki Maru (3) 1955 1974 sold to Baltic Maritime Carriers, Panama renamed Baltic Career. 9,308
Sapporo Maru 1961 1980 scrapped. 9,607
Saroma 1975 car ferry, 1990 sold renamed Camellia. 8,883
Sasago Maru 1941 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 9,258
Satsuma Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1911 sold to Harada Shoko Goshi Kaisha, Amagasaki, 1923 sold to China renamed Leetung, 1941 under Japanese control renamed Ritsu Go, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH. 1,866
Satsuma Maru (2) 1956 1974 sold to Brisa Naviera S.A, Panama renamed Azalea Breeze. 9,339
Seiryu Maru 1867 1875 purchased from Japanese Government by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1901 sold to Tsuruga K.K., Tsuruga. 620
Seiyo Maru 1974 car carrier, 1988 sold renamed Southern Reef. 8,153
Sendai Maru 1889 1902 wrecked on Montravel on voyage Nagasaki to Taku. 1,717
Senko Maru 1935 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 damaged by air attack in the Celebes, under repair but Oct.1945 sunk by Dutch air attack on Indonesian rebels at Padang, Sumatra. 4,472
Senshu Maru 1984 liquid gas carrier, 2007 still in service. 103,022
Seta Maru 1960 1971 sold to Magnolia Line, Panama renamed Crystal Laurel. 9,409
Settsu Maru 1957 1977 sold to Balboa Cia Nav, Greece renamed G. P. Cosmas. 9,556
Shanghai Maru 1923 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K,K, Tokyo, Oct.1943 sunk in collision with s/s SAKITO MARU northeast of Shanghai on voyage Shanghai - Nagasaki. 5,252
Sharyo Maru 1862 ex- Shaftesbury, 1874 purchased from Wakefield & Co., Liverpool by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Sharyo Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1889 sold to Baba Daijiro, Fushiki. 800
Shibata Maru 1886 ex- Moyune, 1894 purchased from China Mutual S.N. Co., London renamed Shibata Maru, 1896 sold to Japanese Government, various owners to 1910 when sold to Turkey renamed Mahmut Sevket Pasa, 1919 renamed Ararat, 1922 renamed Mahmut Sevket Pasa, 1935 scrapped Istanbul. 2,739
Shidzuoka Maru 1912 1933 wrecked off Yap Island. 6,568
Shiga Maru 1958 1978 sold to Sibuyan Maritime Carriers, Panama renamed Sibuyan Career. 9,552
Shima Maru (1) 1883 wooden screw steamer, 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1886 sold. 335
Shima Maru (2) 1969 1986 sold renamed Bantay. 31,900
Shimane Maru 1958 1978 sold to Nissho-Iwai Co, Tokyo. 9,426
Shin Honshu Maru 1970 1979 converted to car carrier renamed Jinsen Maru, 1986 sold renamed Toho Maru. 20,345
Shin Ogishima Maru 1981 ore carrier, 1998 sold renamed Mykonos. 98,512
Shinagawa Maru 1872 1885 transferred from Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1903 grounded and sank off Omaezaki. 1,338
Shinano Maru (1) 1900 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Sinano Maru, 1951 scrapped Japan. 6,388
Shinano Maru (2) 1981 bulk carrier, 1993 sold renamed Treasure Sunrise. 77,053
Shinkyoku Maru 1967 ore carrier, 1980 sold to Ramson Shipping Inc, Panama renamed Unique Pride. 35,164
Shinyo Maru 1968 1974 purchased from Kyoei Tanker KK, Tokyo, 1978 sold to Sakara Tsusho KK. renamed Green Star. 20,378
Shiokubi Maru 1898 ex- Wyefield (Western SS Co., Victoria B.C), Jan.1905 captured by Japanese cruiser MUSASHI on voyage San Francisco - Vladivostok, renamed Shiokubi Maru for Japanese Navy. 1907 transferred to Dept. of Commerce & Industry (NYK managers), 1920 management transferred, 1938 renamed Siokubi Maru, May 1945 mined and sunk. 3,235
Shirahama Maru 1943 bombed north of Celebes, total loss. 2,812
Shiraishi Maru 1982 ore carrier, 1989 sold renamed Sabina. 75,295
Shiramine Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off Cebu. 1,944
Shirane Maru 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS POGY off Wakayama. 2,826
Shiromine Maru 1982 bulk carrier, 1997 sold renamed New White. 52,982
Shirotae Maru (1) 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off Penghu. 2,812
Shirotae Maru (2) 1981 ore carrier, 1998 sold renamed Orient Honesty. 76,747
Shirouma Maru 1944 1944 bombed and sunk off Leyte. 2,858
Shiyo Maru 1911 1927 purchased from Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, 1936 scrapped Japan. 13,377
Shizuoka Maru 1958 1978 sold to Vilalara Maritime Inc, Singapore renamed Topaz Express. 9,365
Shotoku Maru 1959 1963 purchased from Taiyo Kisen Sangyo KK, Tokyo, 1970 sold to Issei Kisen KK, Kobe. 3,406
Showa Maru 1973 tanker, 1975 sunk in collision off Singapore, later salvaged and renamed Heiwa Maru, 1988 sold renamed Heiwa. 116,137
Sibazono Maru   see Chefoo Maru.  
Siberia Maru 1901 ex- Siberia, 1916 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co., New York renamed Siberia Maru by Toyo Kisen K.K., Yokohama, 1926 purchased by NYK, 1935 scrapped Japan. 11,284
Sinryu Maru 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Kobe, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PUFFER. 3,176
Sitka Maru 1965 1975 sold to Aifanourios Shipping, Greece renamed Aifanourios. 8,676
Snimos Ace 1983 module carrier, 1995 sold renamed Seahorse I. 14,289
Soei Maru 1960 1962 purchased from Kyoei Tanker KK, Tokyo, 1969 sold to Limsan Corp, Panama renamed Caribbean Star. 7,311
Sovereign Accord 1976 container ship, 1983 purchased from Hermes Shipping Co., Tokyo, 1990 sold renamed Acx Robin. 9,914
Soya Maru 1876 ex- Hesperia, 1894 purchased from Gaarden, Norway renamed Soya Maru, 1898 grounded in fog and lost off Fukuyama. 1,726
Suilee 1873 ex- Sual, 1903 purchased from McBain & Co., Shanghai renamed Suilee, 1907 transferred to Nisshin Kisen KK, Tokyo renamed Suilee Maru. 962
Sukune Maru 1878 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1886 sank. 537
Sumida Maru 1960 1977 sold to Mibae Shosen KK. 9,431
Suminoe Maru 1871 ex- Duna, 1877 purchased from D. R. McGregor, Leith renamed Suminoe Maru, by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1908 sank. 1,320
Suo Maru 1982 bulk carrier, 1988 sold renamed Baiona. 70,066
Suruga Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1908 sold to S. Shinada, Hakodate, Jan.1917 wrecked at Shirahama Awa. 721
Suruga Maru (2) 1957 1975 sold to Ordy de Nav. S.A., Panama renamed Tokelau. 9,523
Suwa Maru (1) 1914 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TUNNY, FINBACK and SEADRAGON. 10,927
Suwa Maru (2) 1983 bulk carrier, 1986 sold renamed Stella. 35,760
Syoho Maru 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1945 bombed and sunk in air attack. 1,321
Tadotsu Maru (1) 1946 1947 sold to Nippon Suisan KK, Tokyo. 9,977
Tadotsu Maru (2) 1972 ex- Tadotsu, 1978 purchased from Euroship Inc, Liberia renamed Tadotsu Maru, 1982 sold to Trade Tankers, Liberia renamed Trade Honor. 71,491
Tagawa Maru 1972 tanker, 1983 scrapped. 110,058
Tagonaura Maru 1869 ex- C. J. Textor, 1873 purchased from Textor & Co., London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Fuso Maru, 1878 renamed Tagonaura Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1901 sold to Tsuruga K. K., Tsuruga. 746
Taian Maru 1917 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUDGEON. 3,135
Taiei Maru (1)   see Taiyei Maru.  
Taiei Maru (2) 1973 tanker, 1993 scrapped. 117,185
Taifuku Maru 1939 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS POLLACK off Okinoshima. 3,520
Taimei Maru 1936 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 sunk by British and Australian air attack in Huon Gulf. 2,883
Taiyei Maru 1912 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Taiei Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK. 1945 listed as damaged vessel by U.S. Navy, 1946 listed as missing in South Sea. NYK listing states 1950 sold for scrapping. 2,934
Taiyo Maru 1911 ex- Cap Finisterre (Hamburg South America Line), 1919 US Navy transport, 1919 The Shipping Controller, London, 1920 passed to Japanese Government as war reparations, managed by NYK, renamed Taiyo Maru, 1923 management passed to Toyo Kisen K.K., 1926 NYK managers, 1929 purchased by NYK, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS GRENADIER. 14,503
Tajima Maru (1) 1916 1938 renamed Tazima Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS GURNARD. 7,296
Tajima Maru (2) 1980 tanker, 1993 sold renamed Silver Iris. 53,405
Takachiho Maru (1) 1874 ex- Lotus, 1877 purchased from H. F. Swan, London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Takachiho Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1891 sank. 2,362
Takachiho Maru (2) 1968 tanker, 1977 sold to Red Sea Saudi Maritime Co., Saudi Arabia renamed Al Hada. 72,640
Takamatsu Maru (1) 1906 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Dec.1927 wrecked near Yamagasaki, Hokkaido. 1,335
Takamatsu Maru (2) 1965 tanker, 1982 sold to Spectre of Rose Shipping Co., Greece renamed Spectre of Rose. 42,883
Takamine Maru 1969 tanker, 1981 scrapped. 99,376
Takamizu Maru 1970 tanker, 1979 scrapped. 72,346
Takaoka Maru (1) 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SHARK. 7,047
Takaoka Maru (2) 1971 tanker, 1984 scrapped. 110,037
Takasago Maru (1) 1860 ex- Delta, 1874 purchased from P&O Line, London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Takasago Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1898 sold to Alaska Transport Co., Seattle renamed Centennial, 1906 posted as missing but 1913 discovered trapped in ice and deserted. 2,121
Takasago Maru (2) 1897 ex- Vostok, 1904 purchased from M. G. Shevelyov, Vladivostok renamed Takasago Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1928 sold to China renamed Hai Shun, Aug.1945 mined and sunk off Korea while under Japanese control. 1,677
Takasago Maru (3) 1965 tanker, 1975 scrapped. 58,250
Takasaka Maru 1976 tanker, 1987 sold renamed Tokachi. 116,471
Takasaki Maru 1973 tanker, 1975 sold to Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport, Saudi Arabia renamed Riyadh. 133,296
Takase Maru 1970 tanker, 1984 scrapped. 111,651
Takashima Maru 1942 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BARB west of Horomushirojima. 5,634
Takata Maru 1914 1916 sunk in collision with U.S. tanker SILVER SHELL off Cape Race. 6,718
Takayama Maru 1973 tanker, 1986 sold renamed Taisetsu. 117,178
Takeshima Maru 1902 ex- Giang Bee, 1905 purchased from Tan Kim Tian SS Co., Singapore renamed Takeshima Maru, 1927 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1934 renamed Shinmei Maru, 1938 renamed Sinmei Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SUNFISH. 2,012
Taketoyo Maru 1920 1943 converted to tanker, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS RAY. 7,028
Tama Maru (1) 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUAVINA. 3,054
Tama Maru (2) 1965 tanker, 1975 sold to Asahi Kaiun KK, Tokyo. 39,319
Tamano Maru 1972 tanker, 1983 sold to Ohio Tankers, Greece renamed Ohio. 62,028
Tamaura Maru 1874 ex- Muriel, 1875 purchased from J. Laing & Sons, Sunderland by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Tamaura Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sank. 921
Tamba Maru (1) 1897 1933 scrapped Japan. 6,102
Tamba Maru (2) 1959 tanker, 1975 sold to Tai An SS Co., Taiwan renamed Chun An. 20,970
Tamba Maru (3) 1979 tanker, 1989 sold renamed Sea Salvia. 53,400
Tango Maru (1) 1905 Sep.1943 stranded while attempting to shelter from a typhoon at Naze, Amami Oshima, reported abandoned after further damaged by submarine attack. 7,463
Tango Maru (2) 1962 tanker, 1972 sold to Birch Shipping Corp, Liberia renamed Astro Prince. 28,604
Tango Maru (3) 1979 tanker, 1989 sold renamed Honshu Spirit. 53,400
Tarumi Maru 1972 tanker, ex- Tarumi, 1978 purchased from Tarumi Overseas Carriers, Liberia renamed Tarumi Maru, 1982 scrapped. 129,382
Tashima Maru 1964 tanker, 1977 sold to Kodiak Tankers Inc, Panama renamed Kodiak. 52,273
Tategami Maru 1898 1901 purchased from Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha, Nagasaki, 1920 sold to Chosen Yusen K.K., Jinsen, 1940 scrapped Japan. 2,692
Tatsuno Maru (1) 1916 1938 renamed Tatuno Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS THRESHER. 7,296
Tatsuno Maru (2) 1967 liquid gas carrier, 1982 sold to Red Sea Saudi Maritime Co., Saudi Arabia renamed Al-Hada 2. 31,083
Tatsuta Maru (1) 1930 1938 renamed Tatuta Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TARPON. 16,975
Tatsuta Maru (2) 1964 tanker, 1975 sold to China Ocean Shipping Co., China renamed Chao Hu. 52,001
Tatsuta Maru (3) 1982 liquid petroleum gas carrier, 1985 sold renamed Tatsuta. 43,147
Tatuno Maru   see Tatsuno Maru.  
Tatuta Maru   see Tatsuta Maru.  
Tazima Maru   see Tajima Maru.  
Tenryu Maru 1982 liquid petroleum gas carrier, 1988 sold renamed Lily Pacific. 49,370
Tenshin Maru (1) 1887 ex- Worcester, 1895 purchased from Great Western S.S. Co., Bristol renamed Tenshin Maru, 1904 requisitioned by Japanese Navy and scuttled off Port Arthur in attempt to block harbour entrance. 2,943
Tenshin Maru (2) 1894 ex- Saint Irene, 1904 purchased from Rankin, Gilmour & Co., Liverpool renamed Tenshin Maru, 1921 sold to Kobe Shosen K.K., Kobe, 1934 scrapped Japan. 3,877
Tenyo Maru 1908 1926 purchased from Toyo Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1933 scrapped Japan. 13,545
Tenzan Maru 1920 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, Nov.1942 sunk in collision with s/s KOBE MARU off Yangtse Estuary. 3,108
Terukuni Maru 1930 Nov.1939 mined and sunk in Thames Estuary. 11,930
Teshio Maru 1901 1903 wrecked off Wakkanai. 1,107
Tiensin Maru 1894 ex- Saint Irene, 1904 purchased from British & Foreign SS Co., renamed Tiensin Maru, 1921 sold to Kobe Kisen Shintaku, Kobe. 4,161
Tikugo Maru   see Chikugo Maru.  
Titose Maru   see Chitose Maru.  
Toba Maru (1) 1916 1945 damaged in air attack at Keelung renamed Tai Nan, 1948 purchased by E. Hsiang SS Co., Shanghai renamed FOO YU, 1958 scrapped. 7,296
Toba Maru (2) 1966 tanker, 1976 sold to Transoceanic Maritime Services, Liberia renamed Skopas. 67,614
Tobata Maru (1) 1945 1948 sold to Kyoritsu Kisen KK, Tokyo. 7,244
Tobata Maru (2) 1960 1978 scrapped. 14,102
Tohgo Maru 1970 1986 scrapped. 23,300
Tokachi Maru 1901 1910 wrecked at Nemuro. 1,110
Tokai Maru 1870 ex- Acantha, 1875 purchased from Union S.N. Co., Shanghai by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Tokai Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1903 sunk in collision with s/s PROGRESS. 1,117
Tokio Maru 1884 1885 purchased from Mitsubishi Yubin Kisen Kaisha, Tokyo, Apr.1900 wrecked on Changran Island on voyage Kobe - Tientsin. 2,194
Tokitsu Maru 1976 tanker, 1993 sold renamed Pacific Jewel. 129,508
Tokiwa Maru (1) 1916 1939 sold to Kaburagi Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUNNEL. 7,262
Tokiwa Maru (2) 1973 tanker, 1993 scrapped. 116,141
Tokushima Maru (1) 1913 1938 renamed Tokusima Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PICUDA 6,054
Tokushima Maru (2) 1966 tanker, 1975 sold to Tower Shipping Co., Liberia renamed Mariperla. 67,653
Tokusima Maru   see Tokushima Maru.  
Tokuyama Maru 1915 1918 torpedoed and sunk by U.140 off New York. 7,029
Tokyo Maru 1864 wooden paddle steamer, ex- New York, 1875 purchased from Pacific Mail SS Co. by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Tokyo Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1886 sold. 2,217
Tomiura Maru (1) 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1942 sunk by air attack at Rabaul. 3,821
Tomiura Maru (2) 1959 ore carrier, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1974 sold to Katounia Shipping Co, Panama renamed Papacarlos. 10,020
Tosa Maru (1) 1892 ex- Islam, 1894 purchased from E. Bates & Sons, Liverpool renamed Tosa Maru, 1925 scrapped at Kobe. 5,789
Tosa Maru (2) 1965 tanker, 1975 exploded after collision with s/s CACTUS QUEEN in Singapore. 42,866
Totomi Maru (1) 1883 1885 transferred from Kyodo Unyu Kaisha, Tokyo, 1904 sank in Lushun. 2,473
Totomi Maru (2) 1901 ex- Grafton, 1905 purchased from E. W. Morgan & Co., London renamed Totomi Maru, 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1933 scrapped Japan. 3,106
Tottori Maru (1) 1913 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS HAMMERHEAD. 6,056
Tottori Maru (2) 1972 tanker, 1983 scrapped. 116,143
Towada Maru 1970 1983 scrapped. 111,659
Toyama Maru (1) 1915 1937 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STURGEON. 7,089
Toyama Maru (2) 1968 tanker, 1976 sold to Barque Shipping Co., Greece renamed Mariblanca. 67,512
Toyohashi Maru (1) 1888 ex- Flintshire, 1894 purchased from Jenkins & Co., London on behalf of the Japanese Government renamed Toyohashi Maru. 1894 transferred to Japanese Navy and commissioned as torpedo depot ship renamed Toyohashi. 2,879
Toyohashi Maru (2) 1915 1938 renamed Toyohasi Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by HMS TRUSTY. 7,010
Toyohasi Maru   see Toyohashi Maru.  
Toyooka Maru 1915 1940 sold to Kaburagi Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS QUEENFISH. 7,085
Toyoshima Maru 1873 ex- Yem-Tal, 1874 purchased from E. M. de Bussche, London by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Toyoshima Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1898 sank. 1,104
Toyota Maru No.5 1969 car carrier, 1979 sold to Line Island Marine Ltd, Cyprus renamed Euro Breeze. 12,088
Toyota Maru No.6 1969 1979 renamed Jinwa Maru, 1980 sold to Fairway Maritime Inc, Greece renamed Elbella III. 12,103
Toyota Maru No.7 1970 1981 sold to Shinyseas Shipping Ltd, Malta renamed Eleni M. 19,344
Toyota Maru No.8 1970 bulk carrier, 1981 sold to Karlamar Shipping, Panama renamed Antonelli. 19,353
Toyota Maru No.12 1970 car carrier, 1984 sold renamed Unicorn. 12,297
Toyota Maru No.14 1971 car carrier, 1983 sold renamed Guardian. 19,357
Toyota Maru No.18 1971 car carrier, 1986 sold renamed Artemis. 17,716
Toyota Maru No.19 1971 car carrier, 1986 sold renamed Hudson Highway. 22,478
Toyota Maru No.20 1972 car carrier, 1986 sold renamed Thalia. 23,948
Toyoura Maru (1) 1913 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPEARFISH. 2,605
Toyoura Maru (2) 1952 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1967 sold to K. Kawamoto, Kobe. 2,356
Tsingtao Maru   see Chichibu Maru.  
Tsugaru Maru 1968 ore carrier, 1978 sold to Saudi Research & Development Corp, Saudi Arabia renamed Jizan Cement. 55,334
Tsukuba Maru (1) 1923 1938 renamed Tukuba Maru, 1939 sold to Tia Kaiun K.K., Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PICUDA. 3,172
Tsukuba Maru (2) 1968 ore carrier, 1983 scrapped. 50,777
Tsukushi Maru 1967 ore carrier, 1976 sold to Korea Line Corp, South Korea renamed Moo Goong Hwa. 45,727
Tsuruga Maru (1) 1864 ex- Luzon, purchased from Walsh, Hall & Co., USA by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, renamed Tsuruga Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1901 sold to Yamamoto Kyuyemon, Hakodate. 1,006
Tsuruga Maru (2) 1916 1938 renamed Turuga Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Dutch submarine K.18. 7,289
Tsuruga Maru (3) 1971 ore carrier, 1978 sold to Uranus International Nav. Co., Liberia renamed Buenos Venture. 81,831
Tsurumi Maru 1972 tanker, 1981 sold to Astoria Carriers, Panama renamed Tsurumi. 116,226
Tsuruoka Maru 1945 1948 sold to Kyoritsu Kisen KK, Tokyo. 9,961
Tsurusaki Maru 1967 ore carrier, 1981 sold to Korea Line Corp, South Korea renamed Acacia. 55,320
Tsushima Maru (1) 1914 1938 renamed Tusima Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BOWFIN. 6,712
Tsushima Maru (2) 1974 ore carrier, ex- Golden Wistaria, 1979 purchased from Camelia S.A, Panama renamed Tsushima Maru, 1986 sold renamed Olivia. 87,516
Tsuyama Maru 1916 1938 renamed Tuyama Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS POMFRET. 7,289
Tukuba Maru   see Tsukuba Maru.  
Turuga Maru   see Tsuruga Maru.  
Tusima Maru   see Tsushima Maru.  
Tuyama Maru   see Tsuyama Maru.  
Ujina Maru 1885 ex- Prometheus, 1895 purchased from Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool renamed Ujina Maru, May 1895 wrecked in Talienwan Bay. 2,376
Unzen Maru 1942 1954 sold to Japanese Government renamed Ginga Maru and converted to training ship. 3,140
Urajiwo Maru 1890 ex- Progress, 1906 purchased from N. Bryner, Vladivostok renamed Urajiwo Maru, 1909 sold to Shinoda Shikazo, Hakodate. 878
Urato Maru 1865 ex- Kaijun Maru, 1872 purchased from Mitsukawa Shokai, Osaka by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1877 renamed Urato Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sold to Nakano Daikichi, Osaka. 517
Vesta 1976 1979 purchased from Vesta Co. Ltd, Liberia, 1989 sold renamed Vesta I. 13,664
Victoria Maru 1953 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1973 sold to Great Fortune Nav. Co., Panama renamed Great Victory. 7,601
Virginia Maru 1955 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo, 1971 sold to Carnation Shipping Co., Panama renamed Carnation. 7,633
Wakagiku Maru 1978 1987 sold renamed Trade Concord. 15,493
Wakakusa Maru 1968 1982 sold to Tokyo Senpaku KK, Tokyo. 7,857
Wakamatsu Maru 1967 1983 sold to Amundsen Marine Corp, Panama renamed Wakamatsu. 8,395
Wakamiya Maru 1901 ex- Lethington (W. R. Rea, Belfast), 1905 captured by Japanese torpedo boat near Okinoshima on voyage Cardiff to Vladivostok, renamed Wakamiya Maru for Japanese Government, 1907 managed by NYK, 1913 transferred to Japanese Navy, converted to seaplane tender, 1931 scrapped. 4,421
Wakamizu Maru 1978 1987 sold renamed Far East Navee. 14,479
Wakanami Maru 1978 1987 sold renamed Pioneer Wave. 14,479
Wakanoura Maru (1) 1854 ex- Candia, sold by James Howden, London to Japanese Government renamed Tenson Maru, 1877 purchased by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo renamed Wakanoura Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1893 scrapped. 2,197
Wakanoura Maru (2) 1885 ex- Ching-Wo, 1893 purchased from China Mutual S.N. Co., London renamed Wakanoura Maru, 1922 sold to Kuribayashi Shosen K.K., Tokyo, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SALMON. 2,510
Wakasa Maru (1) 1897 1933 scrapped Japan. 6,260
Wakasa Maru (2) 1962 1978 sold to Korea Marine Transport Co., South Korea renamed Korean Diamond. 7,471
Wakatake Maru (1) 1938 1939 transferred from Kinkai Yusen Kaisha, Tokyo, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TANG off Paisha. 1,920
Wakatake Maru (2) 1967 1972 sold to Cente Canon Shipping, Panama renamed Asia River. 4,103
Wakatake Maru (3) 1978 1987 sold renamed Frontier Wind. 15,490
Wakato Maru 1960 ex- Yamato Maru, 1964 transferred from Mitsubishi Kaiun KK, Tokyo renamed Wakato Maru, 1978 sold to Highsea Nav. Co., Cyprus renamed Elbella II. 7,036
Wakaume Maru 1970 1985 sold renamed Pibob Samut. 9,917
Wakaura Maru 1969 1983 sold to Liaoning Foreign Trade Corp, renamed Rong Hua Shan. 7,674
Yahiko Maru 1880 1900 sunk in Fushiki. 31
Yamagata Maru (1) 1916 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS REDFIN. 3,792
Yamagata Maru (2) 1965 1979 sold to Ashaye Shipping Co., Panama renamed African Express. 10,451
Yamaguchi Maru (1) 1890 ex- Pak Ling, 1894 purchased by Japanese Government from China Mutual S.N. Co., London renamed Yamaguchi Maru, 1896 transferred to NYK, 1914 sold to J. Hizume, Kobe, May 1916 wrecked on coast of Shima Province. 3,034
Yamaguchi Maru (2) 1965 1980 sold to Burley Investments Inc, Panama renamed Brazilian Express. 10,458
Yamanashi Maru 1962 1979 scrapped. 10,120
Yamashiro Maru (1) 1884 1885 purchased from Kiodo Unyu K.K. Tokyo, 1910 scrapped Osaka. 2,580
Yamashiro Maru (2) 1912 1938 renamed Yamasiro Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TROUT. 3,606
Yamashiro Maru (3) 1963 1975 sold to Funny Shipping Co., Greece renamed Kyra. 10,467
Yamasiro Maru   see Yamashiro Maru.  
Yamato Maru 1915 ex- Giuseppe Verdi (Soc. di Nav. Transatlantica Italiana, Genoa), 1928 purchased by Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo renamed Yamato Maru, 1939 purchased by NYK, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SNOOK. 9,757
Yasaka Maru 1914 1915 torpedoed and sunk by U.38 while 60 miles off Port Said. 10,932
Yasukuni Maru 1930 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRIGGER. 11,930
Yawata Maru (1) 1898 1934 scrapped Japan. 3,818
Yawata Maru (2) 1940 1942 converted to aircraft carrier for Japanese navy renamed UNYO, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BARB. 17,127
Yeboshi Maru 1901 ex- Oakley (W. R. Rea, Belfast), 1905 captured by Japanese cruiser TOKIWA in Tsushima Strait on voyage Cardiff - Vladivostok renamed Ihoshi Maru for Japanese Government, 1906 renamed Yeboshi Maru, managed by NYK, 1913 purchased by NYK, 1923 sold to Naigai Kisen K.K., Amagasaki, 1931 scrapped by salvors after stranding. 3,798
Yeiko Maru 1903 1923 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Eiko Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEADRAGON. 1,966
Yetorofu Maru 1898 ex- Aphrodite (Harris & Dixon Ltd, London), Mar.1905 captured by Japanese cruiser NIPPON MARU on voyage Cardiff - Vladivostok renamed Yetorofu Maru for Japanese Government, 1912 transferred to NYK, 1921 sold to Kobe Shosen K.K., Kobe, 1934 renamed Hokusui Maru, 1945 mined and sunk. 3,949
Yoh Yang Maru 1906 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1937 seized by Chinese at Nanking renamed Kiang Han for China Merchants S.N. Co., 1951 renamed Chiang Han, 1961 deleted from Lloyds Register, fate unknown. 3,588
Yokohama Maru (1) 1884 1885 transferred from Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo., 1910 scrapped Osaka. 2,373
Yokohama Maru (2) 1912 1942 bombed and sunk off Lae, New Guinea. 6,469
Yokohama Maru (3) 1952 1955 purchased from Toho Kaion KK, Tokyo, 1970 sold to Manhattan Shipping Co., Cyprus renamed Maria K. 7,730
Yomei Maru 1936 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS KINGFISH. 2,861
Yoro Maru No.2 1918 1939 purchased from Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1950 scrapped. 2,220
Yoshida Maru (3) 1941 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLASHER. 2,921
Yoshino Maru (1) 1861 ex- Seikai Maru, 1875 purchased from Japanese Government by Yubin Kisen Mitsubishi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1878 renamed Yoshino Maru, 1885 transferred to NYK, 1888 sold to Oaki Kikusaburo, Tokyo. 380
Yoshino Maru (2) 1906 ex- Kleist (North German Lloyd), 1919 taken over by The Shipping Controller, London, 1920 allocated to the Japanese Government as war reparations, 1921 renamed Yoshino Maru, managed by NYK, 1929 purchased by NYK, 1929 sold to Kinkai Yusen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Yosino Maru, 1939 repurchased by NYK, Jul.1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STEELHEAD and USS PARCHE. 8,950
Yosino Maru   see Yoshino Maru.  
Yugoh Maru 1966 bulk carrier, 1982 sold to Svemex Ltd, Liberia renamed Yanbu Moon. 20,441
Zenkoren Maru No.7 1971 bulk carrier, 1980 converted to car carrier renamed Fuji Maru, 1984 sold renamed Jinryu Maru. 36,555

Sources include: 100 Year History of the Ships of Nippon Yusen Kaisha by Shigetoshi Kizu ; Registers of Merchant Ships Completed by Starke / Schell.

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