|SS Kokai Maru (1939)|
Simatani Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha (1939-1941)|
Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1944)
|Builder:||Hakodate Dock Company, Hakodate, Hokkaidō|
|Fate:||Sunk by US aircraft on 21 February 1944|
|Displacement:||3,871 gross ton|
|Length:||340.4 feet (103.8 m)|
|Beam:||48.2 feet (14.7 m)|
|Draught:||26.2 feet (8.0 m)|
The Kokai Maru was a 3,871 gross ton passenger cargo ship built by Hakodate Dock Company, Hakodate, Hokkaidō for Simatani Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha in 1939. She was requisitioned in 1941 by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 10 March 1942, during the invasion of Lae-Salamaua, Kokai Maru was damaged by SBD’s from the United States Navy aircraft carriers USS Lexington and USS Yorktown off Lae, New Guinea.
- "Lloyd's Register 1942-43". plimsollshipdata. http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/pdffile.php?name=42b0492.pdf. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
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