Maya



DescriptionOn 22 October 1944, in the Battle of Leyte Gulf the Japanese cruiser was sunk by the US submarine USS Dace hitting her with four torpedoes. She sank within five minutes, killing 336 of her crew. The next day another 143 of her crew, having had been rescued from the sinking, were killed when the Japanese battleship Musashi was sunk.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost336
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Maya