In 1941, the passenger-cargo ship AKAGI MARU was requisitioned from the Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line by the IJN and converted to an armed merchant cruiser at Mitsubishi's Nagasaki shipyard. She was rerated a transport in 1943 and sunk at Truk in 1944.
|Year Completed:|| 1936|
|Dimensions:||Length 462', beam 62.3', draft 27.7'|
|Propulsion:||1 Mitsubishi-Sulzer diesel, 1 shaft, 8,000 shp, 19 knots.|
|Armament:||5 x 152-mm (6-inch), guns, one 76-mm (3-inch) AA gun and two 7.7-mm MGs.|