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Photo by with the due credits to Lars and Petra Larsson. SS Japan in the harbor of Danzig 28 Aug 1935. 

Built. 1911

Tonnage. 5,230 / 9,265 tons

Cargo. Coal and General stores.

Route: Newport - Freetown - Middle East

Sunk 4th May 1941 by U-38 on position 09º 47"N 17º 50"W

0 dead

54 Survivors.

Japan was torpedoed when 240 miles off Freetown. In two lifeboats they made landfall at the coast of French Guinea and were interned by Vichy authorities. Prisoners were later transferred to Marseilles while 27 Swedish were released and returned to Sweden. 


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