(AKAGI MARU passing through the Panama Canal in
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.
||Length 462', beam 62.3', draft 27.7'
||1 Mitsubishi-Sulzer diesel, 1 shaft, 8,000
shp, 19 knots. |
||5 x 152-mm (6-inch), guns, one 76-mm
(3-inch) AA gun and two 7.7-mm MGs. |