Hell Ship Activity Sheet
Name: Class Period
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
died in the ship's sinking?
Approximately, how many POWs were on the Arisan
Maru? How many POWs survived the ship's sinking?
How many members of the 192nd were on the Arisan
Maru? Did any survive the ship's sinking?
How many POWs were on the Oryoku Maru?
How many members of the 192nd were on the ship? How many survived its sinking?
What was the name of the final Hell Ship to successfully leave Manila for Japan?
How many POWs were on this ship?
How long did it take this ship to reach Japan?
What were the two reasons that the time it took for
the ships to reach Japan increased?
Which of the later hell ships took the longest to
reach its destination?
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?