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Genota (Ose) was built in Hamburg, Germany for the Dutch firm La Corona of the Hague. She was completed in 1935 and named GENOTA. Later, she saw service as a tanker for Royal Dutch Shell.

In 1942, Genota was captured in the Indian Ocean by Japanese armed merchant cruisers'Aikoku Maru' en 'Hokoku Maru. Later that year, she was converted to a fleet oiler, renamed OSE and commissioned in the IJN. In March 1944, OSE was bombed and sunk at Palau by Task Force 58 carrier-based aircraft.


Gebouwd: Deutsche Werft A.G., Hamburg

Length482.9 feet (147.2 m)
Width59.4 feet (18.1 m)
Tonnage7987 ton


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