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Hofuku Maru

Also Named: Toyofuku Maru


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Hofuku Maru

Also Named: Toyofuku Maru


Sunk 21st September 1944


On 21st September 1944 the Hofuku Maru sailed with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in  Formosa. She was attacked by an American aircraft carrier  about 80 miles north of Corregidor, the aircraft carrier’s planes sunk the whole fleet including the Hofuku Maru, not knowing she carried prisoners.

The Hofuku Maru was carrying 1289 prisoners from Manila to Japan, 1047 were lost.


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