(AKAGISAN MARU in wartime by Ueda Kihachiro)
This class consists of AKAGISAN and AKIBASAN MARUs completed in ‘24
for Mitsui Bussan K.K. AKIBASAN MARU was requisitioned in ’41 by the IJN
and converted to an auxiliary transport. AKAGISAN MARU was requisitioned
by the IJA and served as Army transport No. 866. Both were bombed and sunk
by US aircraft respectively in Dec ’44 and Jan ‘44.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Tama. Mitsui Bussan K.K. Zosenbu shipyard
||4,603-tons to 4,714-tons |
||389.1’ (loa) x 49.9' x 29.9'
||Akagisan Maru: 1 B&W diesel engine, 1
shaft, 1,600 b.h.p.|
Akibasan Maru: 1 triple expansion steam
engine, 1 shaft, 2,300 b.h.p.
||Akagisan Maru: 10,5 cruising, 12.0
Akibasan Maru: 11,0 cruising, 14.0 max.