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The Fleets

Osaka Shosen K.K.

Founded in 1878 as a shipowning company as Mitsui Steamship Co. In 1884 the company became Osaka Shosen Kaisha and was trading locally. Overseas services began in 1890 with a route between Osaka and Busan and in 1908 the first Japanese emigrants were carried to Brazil A Hong Kong to Tacoma service commenced in 1909 and a San Francisco route was opened in 1915. In 1916 South America services were started and a service to New York in 1920. There were numerous other routes until the commencement of WWII including a round-the-world service. However, most of the fleet was destroyed during the war. It was not until the 1950s that OSK resumed world wide trading and in 1964 merged with other companies to form Mitsui O.S.K. Line which 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.

  • Pre-war Routes: (Passenger and Cargo)
    • Japan - NW Europe
    • Shanghai - Puget Sound
    • Hong Kong - Yokohama - Los Angeles - New York
    • Japan - South America (round the world service)
    • Japan - Australia
    • Japan - Java - Bombay - Calcutta
    • Japan - East Africa
    • Japan - Philippines - Saigon - Bangkok
    • Japan - China - Hong Kong
    • Japanese internal routes.

Funnel:
Black with two white bands, joined at the centre.

Fleet: (up to WWII)

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Africa Maru 1918 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS FINBACK off Taiwan. 9,500
Aichi Maru 1905 1926 sold to Chosen Yusen K.K., Tokyo renamed Kannan Maru, 1949 deleted from Lloyds Register - fate unknown. 383
Aikoku Maru 1941 converted to auxiliary cruiser for Japanese Navy, 1944 sunk by US air attack at Truk. 10,437
Aitoku Maru 1924 1943 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Takasago, 1945 sunk by US air attack on Paramushiro Island. 1,328
Ajikawa Maru 1885 May 1895 sunk in collision with Japanese warship CHOKAI off Newchang. 530
Akashi Maru 1887 1895 purchased from Iwasaki Hisaya, Tokyo, Sep.1906 wrecked near Amoy on voyage Amoy - Hong Kong. 1,599
Alabama Maru 1920 Feb.1930 wrecked near Cape Inuboye on voyage Victoria B.C. to Yokohama. 9,695
Alaska Maru 1919 1943 sunk by US air attack off New Ireland. 7,379
Alps Maru 1917 1926 wrecked in River Scheldt. 7,790
Altai Maru 1918 1934 scrapped Japan. 7,772
Amakusa Maru 1901 ex- Amur (Chinese Eastern Railway Co., Vladivostok), 1905 scuttled by Russians at Port Arthur, salvaged by Japanese renamed Amakusa Maru, 1908 purchased from U. Nakamura by OSK, 1929 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BANG. 2,415
Amazon Maru 1919 1934 scrapped Japan. 7,770
America Maru 1898 1911 purchased from Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Yokohama. 6th March 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS NAUTILUS with the loss of 599 lives. 6,307
Amoy Maru 1906 May 1945 bombed and sunk by U.S. air attack. 783
Amur Maru 1919 1934 sold to Manshu Kai-riku Unso K.K., Osaka renamed Mansei Maru, 1942 sank off Pescadores, Taiwan Strait. 7,770
Andes Maru 1918 1934 scrapped Japan. 7,772
Annan Maru 1911 1931 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1943 bombed and sunk by US air attack on Rangoon Harbour. 2,829
Anping Maru 1897 1927 wrecked in Ryuku Islands. 1,698
Anto Maru 1904 1928 sold to Uwajima Unyu K.K., Osaka, 1933 renamed Uwajima Maru No.22, 1938 Uwazima Maru No.22, 1954 scrapped. 803
Arabia Maru 1918 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BLUEGILL off Bataan. 9,500
Argentina Maru 1939 1943 Japanese Navy, converted to aircraft carrier and renamed Kaiyo, 1945 bombed by British aircraft, beached in Beppu Bay and subsequently scrapped. 12,755
Argun Maru 1920 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TRIGGER. 6,608
Arizona Maru 1920 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal Island. 9,696
Asahi Maru 1884 1923 sold to Tabata Jiro, Kobe, 1928 renamed Kinsei Maru, Jul.1928 wrecked at Shana, Yetorofu. 497
Asama Maru 1918 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1949 deleted from Lloyds Register, fate unknown. 2,001
Aso Maru 1932 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GAR. 704
Atlas Maru 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS POMFRET. 7,344
Baikal Maru 1921 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1955 renamed Kyokusai Maru, 1968 scrapped at Hirao. 5,243
Bangkok Maru 1937 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS POLLACK. 5,351
Batavia Maru 1919 1944 sunk by US air attack near Marianas. 4,393
Beppu Maru 1907 1936 sold to Uwajima Unyu K.K., Osaka renamed Uwajima Maru No.25, 1938 renamed Uwazima Maru No.25, 1945 mined and sunk. 762
Borneo Maru 1917 1942 bombed and sunk by US aircraft off Aleutians. 5,857
Brasil Maru 1939 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS GREENLING. 12,752
Brisbane Maru 1930 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 5,425
Buenos Aires Maru 1929 1943 bombed and sunk in Ysabel Channel, Bismarck Sea. 9,626
Bujun Maru 1908 1929 ashore at Sanshokaku and broke in two. 1,812
Burma Maru 1917 1935 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SWORDFISH. 4,578
Busho Maru 1921 1938 renamed Busyo Maru, World War II Imperial Japanese Navy, converted to gunboat, then transport, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS CREVALLE. 2,567
Canada Maru 1911 1936 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1939 renamed Tamon Maru No.5, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS WAHOO. 6,064
Canberra Maru 1936 1942 sunk by US air attack off Guadalcanal. 6,477
Canton Maru 1928 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLYING FISH. 2,820
Celebes Maru 1917 1944 bombed and sunk by US aircraft off Luzon. 5,857
Chicago Maru 1910 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS TULLIBEE. 6,182
Chikugogawa Maru 1890 1915 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1931 sold to China renamed Teli, 1941 bombed and sunk in Whangpoo River. 694
Choan Maru 1927 1938 renamed Tyoan Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SILVERSIDES. 2,612
Chojo Maru 1927 1938 renamed Tyozyo Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TINOSA. 2,594
Choko Maru 1927 1938 renamed Tyoko Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1941 renamed Choko Maru No.2, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS ALBACORE. 2,613
Chosa Maru 1921 1938 renamed Tyosa Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1941 converted to gunboat, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by Dutch submarine O.24 while SW of Penang. 2,540
Chosen Maru 1911 1932 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1938 renamed Tyosen Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STURGEON. 2,832
Choshu Maru 1896 ex- Orange, 1905 purchased from T. Dannevig, Christiania, Norway renamed Choshu Maru, 1923 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1932 exploded, burned and beached in Tokyo Bay. 1,574
Chosun Maru 1907 1930 wrecked Samasana Island. 1,808
Chukwa Maru 1920 1934 purchased from Yamashita Kisen K.K., Uraga, 1938 renamed Tyuka Maru, 1940 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 sunk by US air attack in Guimaras Strait, Philippines. 2,189
Daichi Maru 1905 1938 renamed Daiti Maru, 1944 bombed and sunk in U.S. air attack. 1,258
Daido Maru 1935 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS APOGON. 2,962
Daigi Maru 1901 1932 scrapped. 1,568
Daikyu Maru 1920 1925 purchased from Nitto Kisen K.K., Higata, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1945 sunk by US air attack north of Qui Nhon. 1,516
Daishin Maru 1905 1938 renamed Daisin Maru, 1945 bombed and sunk in U.S. air attack. 1,304
Daisho Maru 1918 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Nishinomiya managed by OSK, 1939 renamed Daisyo Maru, 1943 purchased by OSK, 1951 scrapped Japan. 1,518
Daisin Maru   see Daishin Maru.  
Daisyo Maru   see Daisho Maru.  
Daitei Maru 1901 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1920 renamed Tachang Maru, 1937 seized by China at Nanking renamed Kiang Shieng, 1939 salvaged by Japanese after being burned and reverted to Tachang Maru, 1943 sunk by US air attack in Yangtse River. 2,711
Daiti Maru   see Daichi Maru.  
Deli Maru 1922 1941 Imperial Japanese Navy requisition, converted to gunboat, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SWORDFISH. 2,171
Eiko Maru 1937 WWII requisitioned and converted to Japanese naval gunboat, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by HMS STORM in Malacca Strait. 3,026
Fuji Maru 1932 1938 renamed Huzi Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS TIRANTE. 703
Fujikawa Maru 1890 1931 deleted from Lloyds Register. 571
Fukuken Maru 1920 1938 renamed Hukuken Maru, 1940 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1942 mined and sunk in Hainan Strait. 2,568
Fukuoka Maru 1885 ex- Denbighshire (Jenkins & Co., London), 1894 Japanese Government renamed Fukuoka Maru, 1895 owned by OSK, 1913 sold to Akita Shokwai Goshi Kaisha, Nishinomiya, Jan.1927 wrecked Kawajiri Bay on voyage Fushiki - Tsuruga. 2,538
Fukushu Maru 1903 ex- Standard, 1906 purchased from Bull & Gjertsen, Tonsberg, Norway renamed Fukushu Maru, 1931 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fushu, 1938 renamed Hukusyu Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS POLLACK. 1,414
Fuso Maru (1) 1895 1901 purchased from Kano Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1921 sold to Tosa Unyu K.K., Kochi, 1934 wrecked in typhoon at Osaka. 319
Fuso Maru (2) 1908 ex- Latvia, 1923 purchased from East Asiatic Co., Copenhagen renamed Fuso Maru, 1938 renamed Huso Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS STEELHEAD in Luzon Strait. 8,339
Futami Maru 1888 ex- Presto, 1895 purchased from H. M. Struve, Blankanese, Germany renamed Futami Maru, 1915 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1920 renamed Heiyei Maru No.5, 1924 wrecked off Sakhalin. 922
Ganges Maru (1) 1918 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SALMON in South China Sea. 4,383
Ganges Maru (2) 1938 ex- Aspasia Nomikos, 1952 purchased from Petros M. Nomikos, Piraeus renamed Ganges Maru, 1957 sold to Daiko Shosen K.K., Osaka renamed Daikei Maru, 1965 scrapped. 4,855
Ginzan Maru 1918 1934 purchased from Taketomi Heisaku, Fuchu, 1936 sold to Kano Kisen K.K., Kobe renamed Kano Maru No.3, 1941 sank off Tokunoshima. 1,708
Giran Maru 1889 ex- Argus, 1906 purchased from A. Currie & Co., Melbourne renamed Giran Maru, 1907 wrecked in Soya Strait. 2,792
Gishu Maru 1904 1928 sold to Uwajima Unyu K.K., Osaka, 1933 renamed Uwajima Maru No.21, 1938 Uwazima Maru No.21, 1952 deleted from Lloyds Register, probably scrapped 1950. 803
Hague Maru 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS DRUM. 5,813
Hakuryu Maru 1943 scrapped Onomichi 1963. 3,307
Hamburg Maru (1) 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS POMFRET. 5,220
Hamburg Maru (2) 1957 scrapped Kaohsiung 1980. 8,973
Harbin Maru 1915 1938 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS STINGRAY. 5,169
Havana Maru 1920 1942 sunk by US air attack off Bougainville Island. 5,823
Havre Maru 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PINTADO. 5,821
Hawaii Maru 1915 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEA DEVIL. 9,482
Hayatoma Maru 1925 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1960 scrapped at Osaka. 697
Heijo Maru 1903 1917 sold to Chosen Yusen K.K., Fusan, Korea, 1935 renamed Shohei Maru, 1938 Syohei Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH. 1,201
Heito Maru 1935 1943 sunk by US air attack off Carnicobar Island. 4,468
Hijikawa Maru 1894 ex- Hijikawa Maru No.4, 1902 purchased from Iyo Kisen K.K., Gunchiu renamed Hijikawa Maru, 1913 sank off Fusedamura Shima. 355
Hijikawa Maru No.3 1892 1901 purchased from Iwo Kisen K.K., Gunchio, 1902 sunk in collision, salved and repaired, renamed Fukuyama Maru for Nakamura Ushitaro, Osaka, 1914 sank off Hokkaido. 305
Himalaya Maru 1918 1943 bombed and sunk by US air attack off Kavieng. 5,229
Himekawa Maru   see Miyagawa Maru.  
Hirafu Maru 1907 1930 purchased from Japanese Government Railways, Tokyo, 1931 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Tokyo, 1934 scrapped Japan. 1,518
Hitaka Maru 1901 1913 purchased from Yamashina Reizo, Tokyo, 1931 sold to Taiyo Shosen K.K., Fuchu, 1943 sank in heavy weather off Inchon. 735
Hokkai Maru 1933 1944 mined near Sebuku Island, towed to Surabaya for repair, 1945 seized by Indonesian rebels, fate unknown. 8,416
Hokoku Maru 1940 WWII converted to Japanese Navy light cruiser, 1942 sunk by HMIS BENGAL 500 miles SW of Cocos Islands. 10,439
Hokuroku Maru 1930 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS LAPON. 8,365
Hokuyu Maru 1924 1943 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Takasago, 1954 scrapped Japan. 1,450
Hongkong Maru (1) 1898 1911 purchased from Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Yokohama. 1935 scrapped Japan. 6,185
Hongkong Maru (2) 1935 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUNNEL. 2,797
Honolulu Maru 1920 1934 sold to Nippon Godo Kosen K.K., Osaka renamed Hokushin Maru, 1938 renamed Hokusin Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by unidentified submarine. 5,751
Horai Maru 1912 ex- Pays De Waes, ex-Indarra, 1923 purchased from Australasian United S.N. Co., Fremantle renamed Horai Maru, 1942 sunk by combined Allied air and sea attack in Sunda Strait while trooping. 9,735
Hozan Maru 1907 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS REDFISH 2,509
Hozukawa Maru 1896 1923 sold to Nihonkai Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1949 deleted from Lloyds Register. 328
Hukuken Maru   see Fukuken Maru.  
Huzi Maru   see Fuji Maru.  
Iki Maru 1905 1932 purchased frrom Imperial Government Railways, Tokyo, 1937 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka renamed Karafuto Maru, 1938 renamed Karahuto Maru, 1943 repurchased by OSK, 1951 scrapped Japan. 1,680
Inagawa Maru 1890 1893 renamed Yoshidagawa Maru, 1921 sold to Tosa Unyu K.K., Osaka, 1922 deleted from Lloyds Register. 310
Indo Maru 1897 ex- Indrapura, 1911 purchased from T. B. Royden, Liverpool renamed Indo Maru, 1926 sold to Utsubo Shosen K.K., Fuchumura, 1931 scrapped. 4,899
Indus Maru (1) 1918 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GAR off Baltasar Island, Philippines. 4,366
Indus Maru (2) 1921 ex- Shunkei Maru, 1955 purchased from Kato Sempaku K.K., Osaka renamed Indus Maru, 1958 scrapped Japan. (This was originally Leyland Line's Dakarian) 6,426
Iwami Maru 1916 1942 bombed and sunk by US air attack off New Georgia. 775
Java Maru 1902 ex- Oriana, 1913 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co., West Hartlepool renamed Java Maru, 1924 sold to Chutaro Nakano, Amino, 1932 scrapped. 4,419
Joshin Maru 1906 Apr.1919 wrecked near Swatow. 1,244
Kagawa Maru 1903 1916 wrecked on Shikoku. 613
Kagi Maru 1907 26th May 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SAURY off Ryukyus. 2,508
Kaijo Maru 1906 1938 renamed Kaizyo Maru, Mar.1945 sunk by U.S. air attack. 2,084
Kaizyo Maru   see Kaijo Maru.  
Kamogawa Maru 1889 1927 sold to Tosa Yengan K.K., Osaka, 1940 scrapped. 427
Kanan Maru 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SKIPJACK. 2,567
Kanju Maru   see La Plata Maru.  
Kanko Maru 1938 WWII converted to Japanese naval gunboat, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS PICKEREL. 2,929
Kanto Maru   see Kwanto Maru.  
Karahuto Maru   see Iki Maru.  
Kasado Maru 1900 ex- Kazan (Russian Volunteer Fleet, Odessa), 1905 scuttled by Russians at Port Arthur, salvaged by Japanese and renamed Kasado Maru for Japanese Government, 1912 purchased by OSK, 1933 sold to Shinko Suisan K.K., Tokyo, 1945 sunk by Soviet aircraft in Kuriles. 6,076
Keelung Maru 1896 1932 sold to China renamed Shun Yuan, 1941 under Japanese control renamed Jungen Go, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS LAPON. 1,673
Keijo Maru 1902 1917 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Nishinomiya, 1930 scrapped. 1,208
Keiko Maru 1938 WWII converted to Japanese naval gunboat, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAWOLF. 2,929
Kidan Maru 1913 1925 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1933 renamed Uwajima Maru No.20, 1935 renamed Shige Maru, 1937 wrecked Idzu. 332
Kiku Maru 1932 1940 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K,K, Osaka, 1942 sunk by US air attack off New Georgia. 415
Kinai Maru 1930 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS PLUNGER. 8,365
Kine Maru 1924 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1945 sunk by US air attack east of Hong Kong. 2,195
Kinrio Maru 1884 1906 sold to U. Nakamura, Osaka, Dec.1906 sank at mouth of Wahamatsu River. 531
Kiri Maru 1932 1940 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1943 burned at Rabaul. 415
Kiso Maru 1932 1944 sunk by US air attack off Cebu. 704
Kisogawa Maru 1890 1908 wrecked at Genoura. 685
Kitsurin Maru 1935 1938 renamed Kiturin Maru, 1945 mined and sunk. 6,783
Kiturin Maru   see Kitsurin Maru.  
Kochi Maru 1907 1930 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Koti Maru, 1950 deleted from Lloyds Register - fate unknown. 357
Kogane Maru 1936 1942 sold to Kansai Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1971 scrapped. 1,906
Kohan Maru 1903 1908 purchased from Tosa Shosen K.K., Kochi, 1928 sold to Tosadomei Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1940 renamed Takasaka Maru, 1942 sunk by air attack near Rabaul. 633
Kohoku Maru 1915 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HOE. 2,619
Kohso Maru 1917 1938 renamed Koso Maru, 1943 wrecked at Naze. 3,180
Kokuryu Maru 1937 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEADRAGON. 7,369
Konan Maru (1) 1915 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GRAYBACK. 2,670
Konan Maru (2) 1918 1943 purchased from Ikeda Shoji K.K. Nishinomiya, 1951 scrapped Japan. 992
Koshin Maru 1905 1908 purchased from Tosa Shosen K.K., Kochi, 1928 sold to Tosa Domei Shosen K.K., Kochi, Sep.1931 wrecked outside Misaki Harbour. 457
Koshu Maru 1911 ex- Taiun Maru No.3, 1914 purchased from T. Hayashi, Osaka renamed Koshu Maru, 1932 sold to Kai Midori, Osaka, 1938 renamed Kosyu Maru, 1945 bombed and sunk by US aircraft in East China Sea. 2,940
Koshun Maru (1) 1890 ex- Oceana, 1904 purchased from Hamburg America Line renamed Koshun Maru, 1910 wrecked near Sienchin. 2,480
Koshun Maru (2) 1927 Jun.1937 wrecked south of Kagoshima on voyage Keelung to Kagoshima. 4,271
Koso Maru   see Kohso Maru.  
Koti Maru 1920 1938 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS FINBACK. 2,919
Kotsu Maru 1902 1908 purchased from Oiye Shichihei, Osaka, 1929 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1938 renamed Futu Maru, 1945 seized by Soviet forces at Sakhalin, fate unknown. 1,605
Kumagawa Maru 1890 1902 sunk in collision with s/s KISOGAWA MARU off Korea. 588
Kunsan Maru 1904 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1951 renamed Gunzan Maru, 1951 scrapped. 779
Kurenai Maru (1) 1900 ex- Mei Shun, 1912 purchased from North German Lloyd, Bremen renamed Kurenai Maru, 1924 renamed Naruto Maru, 1945 sank in gale at Osaka. 1,682
Kurenai Maru (2) 1924 1944 sunk by US air attack east of Bohol Island. 1,541
Kurogane Maru 1926 1944 purchased from Ikeda Shoji K.K., Nishinomiya, 1956 returned to Ikeda Shoji K.K., Osaka, 1965 scrapped at Sakai. 848
Kwanto Maru 1918 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Nishinomiya managed by OSK, 1938 renamed Kanto Maru, 1945 reported to be in South East Asia but fate unknown. 1,542
La Plata Maru 1926 1941 renamed Kanju Maru, 1945 sunk by US air attack at Saigon. 7,267
London Maru 1921 1944 sunk by US air attack off Cap St. Jacques. 7,191
Luzon Maru 1902 ex- British Monarch, 1912 purchased from Raeburn & Verel, Glasgow renamed Luzon Maru, 1924 sold to Kano Bunji, Osaka, 1930 wrecked at Inuboyesaki. 3,912
Madras Maru 1919 1935 sold to Nanyo Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BARB. 3,802
Magane Maru 1929 194? purchased from Ikeda Shoji K.K., Osaka, May 1945 mined and beached at Shodoshima, 1946 refloated and repaired, 1951 Japanese Government, 1952 Ikeda Shoji K.K., Osaka, 1956 converted to motor ship. 1962 sold to Tokushima Shokai K.K., Kobe renamed Shotoku Maru, 1966 scrapped Japan. 1,416
Maiko Maru 1891 ex- Kiel, 1896 purchased from Kieler Dampfer-Compagnie, Kiel renamed Maiko Maru, 1905 mined and sunk off Elliot Island. 1,074
Maizuru Maru 1891 ex- Continental, 1895 purchased from Rederij Neutraal, Rotterdam renamed Maizuru Maru, 1907 wrecked in Jameshall Group. 1,089
Malay Maru 1905 ex- CraighallL, 1914 purchased from West of Scotland SS Co., Glasgow renamed Malay Maru, 1924 sold to Isihara Koichiro, Dairen, 1938 renamed Marei Maru, Jan.1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SILVERSIDES. 4,402
Mamiya Maru 1929 1943 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1953 sold to Nippon Salvage K.K., Tokyo renamed Seiha Maru and converted to salvage vessel. 1969 scrapped Hirao. 1,127
Manila Maru 1915 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS MINGO. 9,506
Manju Maru   see Santos Maru.  
Masan Maru 1906 Feb.1912 wrecked Moneren Island, Sakhalin. 1,244
Matsu Maru 1932 1935 sold to Uwajima Unyu K.K., Osaka, 1938 renamed Matu Maru, 1945 left at Batavia, 1950 deleted from Lloyds Register. 415
Matsuye Maru 1907 1936 sold to Tosa Shosen K.K., Kochi renamed Katsurahama Maru, 1938 renamed Katurahama Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SNOOK. 762
Mayajima Maru 1897 1908 purchased from Oiye Shosen Goshi Kaisha, Osaka, 1926 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Otaru, 1933 scrapped. 1,610
Melbourne Maru 1930 found lying at Rashin, Korea after WWII after being damaged by air attack, abandoned or scrapped. 5,438
Menado Maru 1922 1944 sunk by US air attack SE of Swatow. 2,166
Mexico Maru 1910 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS JACK. 6,064
Midori Maru 1928 Jul.1935 sunk in collision with SENSAN MARU off Shodo Island on voyage Kobe to Imabari with passengers. 1,719
Midorigawa Maru 1894 1930 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1932 scrapped. 408
Midzuho Maru 1912 ex- Infanta Isabel, 1927 purchased from Cia. Transoceanica de Nav., Barcelona renamed Midzuho Maru, 1938 renamed Mizuho Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS REDFISH. 8,170
Mihara Maru 1925 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1944 sunk by US air attack. 697
Minatogawa Maru 1887 1930 sold to Fujioka Sadaishi Shosen K.K., Fuchu, May 1938 ashore and sank at Kannoura. 396
Miyagawa Maru 1894 1898 sunk in collision off Takami, salvaged and returned to service in 1901 as Himekawa Maru, 1930 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1934 sold to China renamed Ying Chun, 1951 scrapped. 421
Miyako Maru 1914 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS BARBEL. 1,013
Miye Maru 1905 wooden hull, Jun.1911 wrecked at Hioki. 374
Mizayaki Maru 1907 1927 wrecked Formosa. 762
Mizuho Maru   see Midzuho Maru.  
Montevideo Maru 1926 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS STURGEON. 7,267
Moppo Maru 1904 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1957 renamed Taishin Maru, 1961 Taishin Maru No.1, Nov.1964 sunk in collision with HAWAII MARU in Tokyo Harbour, raised and scrapped. 779
Mukogawa Maru 1893 1920 wrecked at Kimatsu Shima. 418
Munakata Maru 1918 1940 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Amagasaki, 1951 scrapped. 983
Murasaki Maru 1921 1942 sold to Kansai Kisen K,K., Osaka, 1951 scrapped Japan. 1,591
Muro Maru 1926 1944 bombed and sunk in Manila Bay. 1,601
Muroto Maru 1922 1931 sold to Tosa Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1945 mined and sunk in Osaka Bay. 1,254
Nachi Maru 1926 1938 renamed Nati Maru, 1942 sold to Kinsai Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1961 scrapped Japan. 1,600
Naha Maru 1914 1918 wrecked in Bungo Strait. 962
Nakatsu Maru 1916 1929 wrecked near Kagoshima. 830
Naminoue Maru 1936 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SCULPIN. 4,731
Nana Maru 1940 1942 sunk by Dutch air attack while landing troops at Balikpapan. 6,764
Nankai Maru 1933 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEALION II. 8,416
Nanking Maru 1914 1934 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPOT. 3,223
Naruto Maru   see Kurenai Maru.  
Nase Maru 1917 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS TIRANTE. 1,208
Nati Maru   see Nachi Maru.  
Nekka Maru 1935 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUDGEON. 6,784
Niitaka Maru 1904 ex- Erny, 1913 purchased from Unione Austriaca, Trieste, Austria-Hungary renamed Niitaka Maru, 1931 sold to Kita Nippon Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS PLUNGER. 2,531
Nishiki Maru 1934 1938 renamed Nisiki Maru, 1939 sold to Hong Kong renamed Wah Shan, 1978 sold to Thailand renamed Asava Devi, 1981 sold to Maldives renamed Samaa Dhan, 1982 burned at Mahe and scrapped. 1,848
Nishikigawa Maru 1890 1904 wrecked. 310
Nisiki Maru   see Nishiki Maru.  
Nitto Maru 1920 1925 purchased from Nitto Kisen K.K., Niigata, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEAHORSE. 2,181
Notoro Maru 1917 1943 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Amagasaki, 1945 sunk by Soviet submarine L.19. 1,213
Oigawa Maru 1897 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1952 deleted from Lloyds Register. 653
Oita Maru 1907 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TANG. 762
Ondo Maru 1923 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1949 deleted from Lloyds Register, no trace after WWII. 688
Onogawa Maru 1893 1896 purchased from Takiowan Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1921 sold to Tosa Yengan Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1926 sank near Nishitomari. 328
Onshu Maru 1904 ex- Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1906 purchased from J. P. Pedersen & Son, Christiania renamed Onshu Maru, 1931 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1938 renamed Onsyu Maru, 1945 beached after air attack at Hokkaido, total loss. 1,164
Oryoku Maru 1937 1944 sunk by US air attack in Subic Bay. 7,363
Otagawa Maru 1893 1904 mined near Port Arthur while minesweeping for Japanese Navy. 409
Paris Maru 1921 Jan.1934 struck a submerged object near Algoa Bay and sank on voyage Osaka to Table Bay. 7,197
Peking Maru 1914 1945 mined and sunk in Shimonoseki Strait. 3,182
Rakuto Maru 1935 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 sunk by US air attack off Cebu Island. 2,962
Rio De Janeiro Maru 1930 WWII Naval submarine tender, 1944 sunk by air attack on Truk Lagoon. 9,627
Rokko Maru 1890 ex- Bawtry (Sivewright, Bacon & Co., West Hartlepool), 1905 captured by Japanese cruiser TOKIWA in Tsushima Strait on voyage to Vladivostok. 1905 renamed Rokko Maru for Japanese Government, 1906 to OSK, 1915 sold to Yamazaki Matsuzo, Hakodate, 1921 sank near Hamashima. 2,407
Ryuko Maru 1935 1944 torpedoed and sunk by HMS TALLY HO off Andaman Islands. 2,962
Ryukyu Maru 1906 Mar.1945 sunk by air attack. 783
Sabagawa Maru 1890 1923 sold to Tosa Yengan Kisen K.K., Ushioye, 1939 deleted from Lloyds Register. 310
Saigon Maru (1) 1901 ex- Alleghany, 1912 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co., West Hartlepool renamed Saigon Maru, 1923 sold to Machida Shokai K.K., Amino, 1929 wrecked Hokkaido. 4,262
Saigon Maru (2) 1937 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLASHER. 5,350
Sakishima Maru 1918 1938 renamed Sakisima Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS SEA ROBIN off Quelpart Island. 1,224
Santos Maru 1925 1941 renamed Manju Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS ATULE. 7,267
Sanyo Maru 1930 1938 renamed San-Yo Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS CABRILLA. 8,365
San-Yo Maru   see Sanyo Maru.  
Seattle Maru 1909 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS PIRANHA. 6,182
Seia Maru 1939 1944 sunk by US air attack in Molucca Sea. 6,658
Seikai Maru 1920 1945 sunk by US air attack at Mergui, Burma. 3,179
Seikyo Maru 1921 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 sunk by US air attack off Hong Kong. 2,565
Sekko Maru   see Sekkow Maru.  
Sekkow Maru 1917 1938 renamed Sekko Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SCULPIN. 3,180
Shibetoro Maru 1894 ex- Severus (C. Andersen, Hamburg), 1905 captured by Japanese auxiliary cruiser HONGKONG MARU on voyage Cardiff - Vladivostok, renamed Shibetoro Maru for Japanese Government, 1907 to OSK, 1918 caught fire off Formosa and grounded, later slipped off and sank. 3,376
Shiga Maru 1906 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1938 renamed Siga Maru, May 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS POMPON. 783
Shin Kochi Maru 1888 1901 purchased from Teikoku Shosen K.K., Kochi, 1914 renamed Shinkochi Maru, 1923 sold to Nipponkai Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1929 renamed Niihama Maru, 1951 scrapped. 274
Shin-An Maru 1918 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Nishinomiya managed by OSK, 1938 renamed Sin-An Maru, 1944 sunk by air attack in Futai Harbour, Taiwan. 1,278
Shinanogawa Maru 1891 1923 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1929 sold to China, 1933 deleted from Lloyds Register. 707
Shinchiku Maru 1890 ex- Firth of Dornoch, 1905 purchased from A. Tate & Co., Blyth renamed Shinchiku Maru, 1918 sold to Fukugawa Kisen K.K., Nishinomiya, 1927 wrecked near Kuji. 2,933
Shinko Maru 1938 1938 renamed Sinko Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1966 renamed Kana Maru No.2, 1966 sold to Panama renamed Golden Buffalo, 1970 Yuan Ta, 1972 Chi Fa, 1973 Lien Hsing, 1975 owners in bankruptcy, fate of vessel unknown. 2,578
Shinkochi Maru   see Shin Kochi Maru.  
Shinten Maru 1917 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuch, managed by OSK, 1938 renamed Sinten Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH. 1,269
Shirakawa Maru 1887 ex- Foyle, 1889 purchased from W. Johnston & Co., Liverpool renamed Shirakawa Maru, 1915 sold to Tayo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1927 sold to China renamed Fooyu, 1936 deleted from Lloyds Register. 562
Shisen Maru 1918 1938 renamed Sisen Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUITARRO. 2,201
Shokwa Maru 1935 1938 renamed Syoka Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAUTOG. 4,467
Shoshu Maru 1891 ex- An Pho, 1905 purchased from Ban An SS Co., Hong Kong renamed Shoshu Maru, 1921 wrecked in Ryuku Islands. 1,495
Shunko Maru 1919 1938 renamed Syunko Maru, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS SKIPJACK. 6,786
Shuri Maru 1928 1938 renamed Syuri Maru, 1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAUTOG. 1,857
Siam Maru 1916 1921 caught fire and burned out off Cape Guardafui. 4,578
Sima Maru 1920 1938 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1944 sunk by US air attack. 1,976
Sin-An Maru   see Shin-An Maru.  
Sinten Maru   see Shinten Maru.  
Sisen Maru   see Shisen Maru.  
Soshu Maru 1897 ex- Tai-Fu, 1906 purchased from Hanseatische Dampfer Ges. A.G., Hamburg renamed Soshu Maru, 1931 sold to China renamed Yung Yuan, 1942 under Japanese control renamed Eigen Go, 1955 deleted from Lloyds Register. 1,679
Suma Maru 1895 1895 purchased from Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha, Tokyo, 1926 wrecked Swatow. 1,522
Sumatra Maru 1917 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS GUDGEON. 5,857
Sumidagawa Maru 1887 ex- Herongate, 1890 purchased from Weatherley, Mead & Hussey, London renamed Sumidagawa Maru, 1915 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, Aug.1927 wrecked at Yenryumisaki. 743
Sumire Maru 1928 1942 sold to Kansai Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1952 sold to Indonesian Government, 1954 renamed Bungur, Oct.1956 sank in bad weather off Hong Kong on voyage Djakarta - Hong Kong in tow. 1,724
Surabaya Maru 1919 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS SILVERSIDES. 4,386
Swatow Maru 1889 ex- Swatow, 1900 purchased from Chinesische Kustenfahrt Ges., Hamburg renamed Swatow Maru, 1924 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Otaru, 1927 renamed Zuiho Maru, 1937 Asahi Maru, 1944 sank off Korea. 1,013
Sydney Maru 1929 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS BOWFIN. 5,436
Syoka Maru   see Shokwa Maru.  
Syunko Maru   see Shunko Maru.  
Syuri Maru   see Shuri Maru.  
Tachi Maru 1901 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, May 1944 sunk in collision in Yangtse River. 2,076
Tacoma Maru 1909 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HAKE. 6,178
Tahung Maru (1) 1900 1904 beached on fire at Wuhu, refloated, rebuilt and renamed Taifuku Maru, 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1933 scrapped. 2,243
Tahung Maru (2) 1905 1908 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1933 scrapped Japan. 1,759
Taichu Maru 1897 1938 renamed Taityu Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS HALIBUT. 3,358
Taifuku Maru   see Tahung Maru.  
Taihoku Maru 1897 Jul.1897 sunk in collision with s/s EASTBOURNE off Cabo Espichel. 3,179
Taihoku Maru 1891 ex- London City, 1900 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co., West Hartlepool, 1929 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Fuchu, 1933 scrapped. 2,487
Taijun Maru 1918 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu managed by OSK, 1938 sold to Hachiuma Kisen K.K., Fuchu renamed Taizyun Maru, 1942 burned out at Truk after US air attack. 1,274
Taika Maru   see Taikwa Maru.  
Taikwa Maru 1921 1934 purchased from Yamashita Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1938 renamed Taika Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by USS GROWLER. 2,197
Tainan Maru 1897 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TANG. 3,450
Tairei Maru 1904 1915 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Osaka, Jul.1924 sunk in collision with s/s SHINPO MARU off Karafuto. 1,199
Taito Maru (1) 1891 ex- Hong Leong, 1900 purchased from Lim Ho Puah, Singapore renamed Taito Maru, 1921 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1931 scrapped. 1,867
Taito Maru (2) 1935 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLYING FISH. 4,467
Taityu Maru   see Taichu Maru.  
Taizan Maru 1902 ex- Bangala, 1924 purchased from British India S.N. Co. renamed Taizan Maru, 1939 sold to Toa Kaiun K.K., Osaka, Jun.1942 wrecked Korea. 3,948
Takachiho Maru 1934 1938 renamed Takatiho Maru, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS KINGFISH. 8,154
Takahama Maru 1906 wooden hull, ex- Uwajima Maru No.9, 1921 purchased from Uwajima Unyu K.K., Yawata renamed Takahama Maru, 1926 sold to Chosen Yusen K.K., Jinsen renamed Kanhoku Maru, 1933 scrapped. 454
Takamatsu Maru 1906 wooden hull, ex- Uwajima Maru No.10, 1921 purchased from Uwajima Unyu K.K., Yawata renamed Takamatsu Maru, 1926 sold to Hokushin Gyogyo, Saigo, 1931 sold to China, 1933 deleted from Lloyds Register. 443
Takao Maru 1927 1941 bombed by US planes off Luzon and beached, destroyed by US troops. 4,282
Takasago Maru 1936 1944 mined at Palau, beached, salvaged and repaired, requisitioned by Japanese Navy as hospital ship, 1956 scrapped at Osaka. 9,315
Takatiho Maru   see Takachiho Maru.  
Takow Maru 1897 1900 wrecked Kyushu Island. 1,647
Talee Maru 1900 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1933 scrapped. 2,247
Tamakawa Maru 1890 1906 wrecked in Spex Straits. 565
Tamsui Maru 1897 1901 wrecked at Quemoy. 1,674
Tatsutagara Maru 1894 1930 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1933 sold to China renamed Teh Chun, 1961 deleted from Lloyds Register. 408
Tayuen Maru 1899 1907 sold to Nisshin Kisen K.K., Tokyo, 1926 burned above Hankow, River Yangtse. 1,695
Tenchi Maru 1899 ex- Peiho (Hamburg America Line), 1910 purchased by H. Sazaki renamed Tenchi Maru, 1914 purchased by OSK, 1926 wrecked on Tsushima Island. 779
Tenriugawa Maru 1897 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, removed from Japanese register prior to 1943, fate unknown. 659
Tenyu Maru 1904 1941 purchased from Kitanihon Kisen K.K., Nishinomiya, 1953 deleted from Lloyds Register. 778
Tetsurei Maru 1905 Jul.1910 wrecked off Quelpart Island. 2,142
Tetsuyo Maru 1941 1945 sold to Ikeda Shoji K.K., Osaka, 1966 sold to Taiwan renamed Central Ocean, 1969 scrapped. 2,130
Tetsuzan Maru 1939 1943 sunk by US air attack at Rabaul. 1,923
Toa Maru 1939 1943 sunk by US air attack in Solomon Islands while trooping. 6,732
Tokushima Maru 1904 1932 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1934 renamed Nissho Maru No.2, 1938 Nissyo Maru No.2, 1942 shelled and sunk by USS NARWHAL. 314
Tonegawa Maru 1897 1936 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1952 deleted from Lloyds Register. 656
Tosan Maru 1938 was owned by Settsu Shosen KK, Osaka but was managed by OSK so could be included. She was torpedoed and sunk by USS CREVALLE and USS FLASHER on 26th July 1944 near Luzon. 8,666
Toyen Maru 1905 ex- Irene, 1913 purchased from Unione Austriaca, Trieste renamed Toyen Maru, 1931 sold to Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Chusu, 1934 scrapped. 3,563
Toyosaki Maru 1919 1942 purchased from Kita Nippon Kisen K.K., Yokohama, Mar.1943 foundered in heavy weather in the Kuriles. 2,203
Toyoura Maru 1899 1904 purchased from Luk Kun-Nan, Shanghai, 1926 sold to Kyushu Kisen K.K., Osaka, 1934 sank off Osaka. 322
Tyoan Maru   see Choan Maru.  
Tyokai Maru 1919 1938 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1945 sunk by US air attack off Okinawa. 1,285
Tyokai Maru No.2 1919 1938 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu, managed by OSK, 1945 mines and sunk. 1,282
Tyoko Maru   see Choko Maru.  
Tyosa Maru   see Chosa Maru.  
Tyozyo Maru   see Chojo Maru.  
Tyuka Maru   see Chukwa Maru.  
Ukishima Maru 1936 1938 renamed Ukisima Maru, Aug.1945 mined and sunk near Maizuru while returning Korean labourers. 4,730
Ukisima Maru   see Ukishima Maru.  
Ume Maru 1932 1935 sold to Uwajima Unyu K.K., Osaka, 1942 sunk by air attack off New Britain. 415
Unnan Maru 1917 1936 went missing off Oshima Island. 2,201
Unten Maru 1918 1937 1937 owned by Settsu Shosen K.K., Fuchu managed by OSK, 1945 mined and sunk. 975
Urado Maru 1921 1931 sold to Tosa Shosen K.K., Osaka, Jul.1943 sank in Inland Sea. 1,248
Ural Maru 1929 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS FLASHER. 6,374
Usa Maru 1915 1944 bombed and sunk by US aircraft in Taiwan Strait. 820
Ussuri Maru 1932 1944 sunk by US air attack off Taiwan. 6,386
Wakayama Maru 1905 wooden hull, May 1910 wrecked outside Kii Channel. 362
Yakomo Maru 1919 1920 purchased from Suzuki K.K., Kobe, 1944 sunk by US air attack north of Schouten Islands. 3,200
Yashima Maru 1915 ex- HMS Sunflower, ex- Lanyba, 1923 purchased from Rangoon Port Commissioners renamed Yashima Maru, 1933 sank off Kobe, 1939 refloated and sold to Tochigi Kisen K.K., renamed Miyajima Maru, 1945 mined and sunk in Inland Sea. 947
Yayeyama Maru 1914 1931 sunk in collision with KANSAI MARU in Kurushima Strait. 1,035
Yehime Maru 1903 1926 sold to Setsuyo Shosen K.K., Osaka, 1938 renamed Ehime Maru, 1949 deleted from Lloyds Register, fate unknown. 613
Yeiko Maru 1895 ex- Wing Hong, 1897 purchased from Chan Che, Hong Kong renamed Yeiko Maru, 1906 sank. 394
Yenoshima Maru 1890 ex- Tai-Yick, 1896 purchased from A. G. Asiatische Kustenfahrt Ges., Hamburg renamed Yenoshima Maru, 1901 deleted from Lloyds Register. 1,428
Yerimo Maru 1893 ex- Siam (S.A. Ungharese di Armamento Marit. Oriente, Fiume, Austria-Hungary), 1905 captured by Japanese cruiser ASAMA off Hokkaido on voyage Cardiff - Vladivostok, renamed Kinsho Maru for Japanese Government, 1906 to OSK renamed Yerimo Maru, 1920 sold to Spain renamed Ignacio, 1924 scrapped. 3,172
Yoshidagawa Maru   see Inagawa Maru.  
Yoshinogawa Maru 1886 Nov. 1922 wrecked off Tanabe on voyage Tanabe - Susami. 380

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