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Posted by Peter Ewell on 11/24/2020, 7:36 am, in reply to "Heian Maru
Well done. The Heian Maru is actually a Konishi--Hikawa Maru as a hospital ship, modified by me to the tender by adding AA armament and various other details.
Source Combined fleet website.
19 November 1943:
At 0724 (JST), the convoy is attacked by LtCdr (later Captain) Joseph Enright's (USNA ’33) USS DACE on her first patrol. Enright targets HEIAN MARU. A torpedo barely misses the bow of OKI. The kaibokan counter-attacks with depth-charges. Even HEIAN MARU drops a DC, but the USS DACE escapes undamaged.
sub is Neptun Gato class.
The Heian Maru model looks like the HB model that has been modified.