Tsushima Maru

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Tsushima Maru (対馬丸), an evacuation ship for schoolchildren, was sunk by the submarine USS Bowfin on her way from Okinawa to Kagoshima on August 21, 1944 . 1,484 civilians including 767 schoolchildren were killed.

Its wreck was located and identified in December 1997.

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