KANJU departs Wonsan, Korea with kaibokan HODAKA. Soon after leaving, KANJU strikes a mine, probably laid by a B-29 "Superfortress"heavy bomber. Three crewmen are KIA and 50 wounded by the blast. KANJU is taken in tow by HODAKA. The Japanese receive an erroneous report about two Soviet cruisers approaching Wonsan. KANJU's captain orders her battle flag lowered and then Abandon Ship. Her crew is transferred to HODAKA. KANJU is scuttled and sinks at 39-10N, 127-27E.
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