Arosan Maru

Arosan Maru 6,886 tons

Written by Stephen Burton

Sunk By the USS Hardhead 3 April 1945

Picture courtesy of the Japanese Maritime Museum, Kobe

Translation from Japanese report by Yuki-san
Departed Saigon 03/04/45
05/04/45:-Hit by lightning, not too bad and moved on past Fukoku Island
06/04/45 :-9 .18 N   102 50 E, near Panjang Island
2nd Lightning Strike, hit the ship on the ????
Sank very quickly
30-85 crew, 15 survivors
USN mark 9 37N 102 48E
18miles difference

Extract from USS Hardhead Action Report