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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS --

Argentina Maru (Transport, 1941-1942)

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

Argentina Maru

or
Brazil Maru
(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.

 



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24 March 1999