Kansho Maru 

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The Kansho Maru was built in 1938 as a passenger/cargo carrier for the Mitsui and  Kawasaki Lines.   The Japanese Navy took control of her when the war began and she was put to work shuttling supplies between Japan and the Marshall Islands.   Just prior to the "Hailstone" attack, Kansho Maru was in Kwajalein Atoll delivering supplies, when she was bombed by carrier aircraft and took a hit to her engine room. Unable to get underway, Kansho was towed to Truk by the Momokawa Maru.  Both ships were located in the Truk Repair anchorage when the "Hailstone" attack began and being unable to help defend themselves were sunk.  She now lies in 130 fsw.

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