Alaska Maru Class Transport
(ALASKA MARU, prewar)
ALASKA MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1919 for
the Osaka Shosen Kaisha (OSK Line), K. K., Kobe. Her sister was ATLAS MARU.
ALASKA MARU's OSK service included their Japan ~ European, New York, India, West
African and Persian Gulf routes. In Oct '41, she was requisitioned by the IJA
and saw action in the invasions of Lingayen Gulf, Philippines ad the Netherlands
East Indies (NEI). In Dec '43, ALASKA MARU was sunk off New Ireland by an
ATLAS MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1920 for the OSK Line. In Nov
'44, ATLAS MARU was damaged by an American submarine and later sunk by a
|Mitsubishi Shipyard & Machinery Works,
||7,347 - 7,379-tons. |
||420' x 56' x 24.8'
||Coupled reciprocating steam triple expansion
engine, 1 screw, 4,390 IHP |
||14.5 knots max.