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|Tonnage||4730 gross register tons
|Dimensions||355'7" by 51'6" by 23'0"
108.38m by 15.70m by 7.01m
|Maximum speed||16.5 knots|
1 light machine gun
||219 tons fuel oil
The Ukishima Maru was a merchant ship of the Osaka Shosen line converted to a commerce raiding role in April 1942. She was converted to a transport in 1945.
On 24 August 1945, following the final cease fire, the Ukishima Maru exploded as it
approached Maizuru. 524 Koreans and 25 Japanese on board were
killed in the disaster. The most
plausible explanation is that the ship
struck an American mine, but the belief became widespread
in Korea that the Japanese had deliberately
blown up the ship to prevent an uprising.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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