WQ194_Hell_Ships

Hell Ship Activity Sheet

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Directions: Using the links provided to you on the website, find the answers to these questions.

 

Why did the ships being used to transport POWs from the Philippines to Japan, or another occupied country, become known as "Hell Ships"?

 

 

After Bataan and Corregidor surrendered, when did the first Hell Ship sail from the Manila for another country occupied by the Japanese? 

 

What was the name of the ship?

 

What happened to the POWs on the Shinyo Maru?

 

How many POWs were on the Shinyo Maru?  How many POWs died in the ship's sinking?


How did most of the POWs die?

How many members of the 194th were on the Shinyo Maru?  How many survived the sinking?

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Approximately, how many POWs were on the Arisan Maru?  How many POWs survived the ship's sinking?


 
How many members of the 194th were on the Arisan Maru?  How many of them survived the ship's sinking?


How many members of the 194th were on the Oryoku Maru?  How many died when the ship was sunk?

What was the name of the final Hell Ship to successfully leave Manila for Japan?

 

How many POWs were on this ship?

 

What were the two reasons that the time it took for the ships to reach Japan increased?

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Which of the later hell ships took the longest to reach its destination?

 

How many POWs were on the ship?


The U.S. Military had cracked the Japanese military code and knew which ships were carrying Prisoners of War.  Why did the U.S. Military not tell the crews of U.S. Submarines about these ships?




What could the Japanese have done which would have prevented these ships from being sunk which they would not do?


 

 

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