Asama Maru



DescriptionOn 1 November 1944 the Japanese troopship Asama Maru was torpedoed and sunk by the USS Atule in the South China Sea 100 miles (160 km) south of the island of Pratas. Of the 1,874 crew, gunners and military personnel aboard 440 were killed.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost440
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama_Maru