Brazil Maru, a 12,752-ton troop transport, was completed in 1939 as a civilian passenger liner. Requisitioned in 1941, she a served as a transport during the first months of the Pacific war. Brazil Maru was torpedoed and sunk by USS Greenling (SS-213) near Truk on 5 August 1942.
This page features a view of a ship that may be Brazil 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