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Shinyu Maru

Shinyu Maru

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Departure point Singapore
Departure date 24 October 1942
Destination Burma
No. of POWs Aus and Dutch 500
Location of disaster Off Penang, Malaya Peninsula
Date of disaster 24 October 1942
POW casualties 100
POW survivors 400
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The Shinyu Maru was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine O-23, and sank. Most of the POWs were rescued and arrived at Thanbuzayat via Rangoon. Several POWs returned to Singapore, arriving at Bang Pong by land.