Arisan Maru

DescriptionOn 24 October 1944 Arisan Maru, one of Japan's hell ships, was transporting 1,781 US and Allied POWs and civilian inernees when she was hit by a torpedo from a US submarine. It is not known whether it was USS Shark] or USS Snook. Nine of the prisoners aboard survived.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost1,772
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arisan_Maru