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Japanese minesweeper Tama Maru No. 6
Career (Empire of Japan)
Name: Tama Maru No. 6
Builder: Fujinagata Zosensho
Laid down: 1 March 1936
Launched: 20 July 1936
Sponsored by: Taiyo Hogei
Completed: 1 September 1936
Acquired: Requisitioned by Imperial Japanese Navy, 11 April 1941
Decommissioned: 31 March 1944
Reclassified: Reclassified as a submarine chaser, 10 May 1944
Struck: 10 August 1944
Identification: 42329
Fate: Sunk, 8 August 1944
  • Call sign: JIUK
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General characteristics
Tonnage: 275 GRT

Tama Maru No. 6 (Japanese: 第六玉丸) was an auxiliary minesweeper of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was later reclassified as a submarine chaser.


Tama Maru No. 6 was laid down on 1 March 1936 at the shipyard of Fujinagata Zosensho at the behest of shipping company, Taiyo Hogei.[1] She was launched on 20 July 1936 and completed 1 September 1936.[1] On 11 April 1941, she was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy and converted to an auxiliary minesweeper under Reserve Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Nishida Hiroshi (西田祐志).[1] Nishida served until 25 July 1943 when he was replaced by Reserve Lieutenant Ishii Hideo (石井英夫).[1] On 10 May 1944, she was reclassified as a submarine chaser.[1] On 8 August 1944, she was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu west of Chichi Jima (28°11′N 141°06′E / 28.183°N 141.1°E / 28.183; 141.1Coordinates: 28°11′N 141°06′E / 28.183°N 141.1°E / 28.183; 141.1) by USS Sterlet.[2][3] She was removed from the navy list on 10 August 1944.[1]


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