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Tottori Maru

Tottori Maru

Written by Stephen Burton

Tottori Maru Class — The Hellship Tottori Maru and its sister ship, Tokushima Maru were built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1913 – 1914. These 6,057 Gross Ton ships were 423 feet long, 56 feet in breadth and capable of speeds of 10 knots.

Photograph above and information courtesy of http://www.west-point.org/family/japanese-pow/photos.htm

picture above courtesy of the Japanese Commercial Navy Maritime Museum, Koba Japan

Totturi Maru rice kettle
Tottori maru Deck FishTottori Maru fish hiding in the wreck
The above 3 color images – Picture credit to Chris Clark, www.acemarineimages.com <Click for Hires image>

STANDARDIZED SHIPWRECK REPORT FORM

  • VESSEL_NAME: tottori maru
  • VESSEL_NATIONALITY: japanese
  • TYPE_OF_VESSEL: frieghter, ‘hellship’
  • DEPTH_WRECK: 62
  • DEPTH_SEABED: 76
  • LOCATION: southern part gulf of siam
  • GPS_NORTH: UNKNOWN
  • GPS_EAST: UNKNOWN
  • WRECK_LENGTH: 150
  • WRECK_WIDTH: 16
  • WRECK_TONS: 5700
  • WRECK_PROPS: 1
  • BOTTOM_CONDITION: covered in soft coral
  • SENDER_EMAIL: jamie@techthailand.com
  • SENDER_DIVESHOP_EMAIL: OPTIONAL
  • SENDER_DIVESHOP_URL: www.techthailand.com
  • HOW_WRECK_SUNK:
  • torpedoed by US Submarine,USS Hammehead 1944. 1 torpedo mid ships and one in bow which tore it halfway off
  • WRECK_DOING_WHAT:
  • transporting war supplies. This vessel was also a well known ‘Hell Ship’ used for carrying allied POW’s, though non was on board when she was sank.
  • OTHER_INFORMATION:
  • lies on starboard side, great viz and marine life
  • DIVE_TEAM_NAME_EMAILS:
  • MV Trident
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