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SS Yoshida Maru
Yoshida Maru No. 1
Career (Japan) Civil naval ensign ([Hinmaru])
Name: Yoshida Maru No. 1 [1]
Operator: Nippon Yusen (NYK)
Builder: Hakodate Dock at Hakodate, Hokkaidō
Completed: August 1941
In service: 1941
Out of service: 1944
Fate: lost in war
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,921 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 93 m (305 ft)
Beam: 13.8 m (45 ft)
Propulsion: 1 turbine, single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)
Notes: Steel construction

The Yoshida Maru No.1 (第一吉田丸?) was a Japanese cargo ship owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The ship was built in 1941 by Hakodate Dock at Hakodate on the northern island of Hokkaidō.


The Yoshida Maru No.1 was built at Hakodate; and she left port in August 1941 on her maiden voyage.[2]

The 2,921-ton vessel had a length of 310 feet (93 m), and her beam was 45 feet (13.8 m). The single turbine, single screw propulsion produced an average speed of 11 knots (20 km/h).[2]

Pacific War

Yoshida Maru No.1 was requisitioned as a transport ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

In April 1944, she departed Shanghai as part of the Take Ichi convoy carrying a full Japanese regiment of the 32nd Infantry Division. On April 26, 1944 she was spotted and sunk by the submarine USS Jack. There were no survivors[3] from the 2,586 soldiers, 81 ship's crew, and 2 armed guards aboard at the time of sinking.[4]

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