The SS Nagata Maru was a troop transport ship that was built in 1937. She was most famous for being a Hell Ship, transporting Allied POWs to Japan. On April 22, 1944, USAAFB-24s (14th Air Force) attacked the Japanese Singapore-to-Saigon convoy, anchored off Cape St. Jacques, FrenchIndochina. The resulting attack sunk the Nagata Maru.
The Nagata Maru was a Japanese merchant ship that was impressed into service as part of the Japanese invasion of Hawaii. The ship carried the Japanese army's Fifth Division. The whole division was packed into the ship. Men were permitted to leave the hold long enough to train on the deck.