Argentina Maru, a 12,755-ton troop transport, was built as a civilian passenger liner at Nagasaki, Japan. Completed in 1939, she was requisitioned in 1941 and served as a transport during the first year of the Pacific war. In December 1942-November 1943, she was converted to an aircraft carrier and was renamed Kaiyo.
This page features a view of a ship that may be Argentina Maru.
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Photo #: USMC 515537
(Japanese Troop Transports, 1941-42)
Photograph of one of these two ships, reportedly taken circa May-June 1942, at the time of the Midway operation.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
Online Image: 65KB; 740 x 590 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo Number 127-G-515537.
24 March 1999