SS Gyōkū Maru
Gyōkū Maru (暁空丸) was a 6,854 GRT cargo ship that was built in 1941 as Empire Dragon by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). She was seized by the Japanese in 1942 and completed as Gyōkū Maru, serving until September 1944 when she was torpedoed and sunk by USS Thresher in the Yellow Sea.
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|Builder:||Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd|
|Launched:||6 December 1941|
|Out of service:||18 September 1944|
|Fate:||Torpedoed and sunk|
|Class and type:||Cargo ship|
|Length:||430 ft (130 m)|
|Beam:||57 ft (17 m)|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion steam engine|
The ship was built in 1941 by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong.
The ship was 430 feet (130 m) long, with a beam of 57 feet (17 m). She was assessed at 6,854 GRT.
The ship was propelled by a triple expansion steam engine.
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