Florinha & Lindinha

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Martin Vyn
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Florinha & Lindinha

Post by Martin Vyn » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:02 am


According to Lloyd's War Losses, the Panamian mv Florinha (515 grt.) and Lindinha (531 grt.) were captured by the Japanese at Fort Bayard on December 20, 1941.
Florinha became Japanese Hokurei Maru which was sunk by a/c on April 9, 1944.
Try to find out more about the Panamian vessels as these ships are not mentioned by Lloyd's Register/Plimsoll, nor Miramar nor Groener's Taschenbuch around that time. So looking for type of vessel, year built, wharf, eventual earlier names etc.
Also if there is any knowledge about the fate/Japanese name of Lindinha that would be appreciated.


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Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Post by maurice » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:43 pm

Hello Martin,

It seems both vessels were owned by Altamar, Hong Kong but no other details

Best regards

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Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Post by jan-olof » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:48 pm

Hello Martin,

I can only offer a couple of tidbits:
21 December 1941:
Departs Canton in convoy escorting seized Panamanian cargo ship FLORINHA (later HOKUREI MARU) and tug LINDINHA (later SANA MARU). The convoy arrives at Hainan Bay later that day at 2210.

Then there's this page where the Florinha can be found:


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Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Post by Martin Vyn » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:20 pm

Maurice & Jan-Olof - many thanks - this way at least part of the story is found.

BTW Jan-Olof - that Tosho website I did not know - very interesting.
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Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Post by davidships » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:58 am

On that last link, Google gives me:
Steel cargo ship 515G / T
Launched 1941 (Showa 16)
Size --
Main engine ---
Built in Shanghai Harvey Dock
Ship name Compañ
1941 (Showa 16) Compa & ntilde
Anyone heard of a "Harvey Dock" in Shanghai
What is the significance of "Showa 16"? Perhaps Yard No for builder Showa?
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