Ships hit during WWI

Hirano Maru

NameHirano Maru
TypePassenger steamer
GRT7,936 tons
Country  Japanese
BuilderMitsubishi Dkyd. & Eng. Wks., Nagasaki
OperatorNippon Yusen K.K., Tokyo

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Hirano Maru

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Oct 1918UB 91 (Wolf Hans Hertwig)Sunk200 miles S of Ireland

Liverpool - Yokohama
general cargo

292 lost of whom a number were children. Hirano Maru had sailed from Liverpool convoy OE23 on 2 October 1918.

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