RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Anshu Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(Sister KOSHU MARU prewar)

2017 Bob Hackett


ANSHU MARU was completed in 1937 as a 2, 601-ton cargo ship. Her sister TEISHU (KOSHU) MARU was also completed in 1937 as a 2,612-ton cargo ship. ANSHU MARU
was sunk by an American submarine in May 1944, while sister KOSHU MARU was also sunk by an American submarine in Aug 1944.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Uraga Dock Company (Korea Yusen Corporation, Inchon)
1937
Gross tonnage: 2, 601-2,612 tons.
Dimensions: 292.2' (LPP) x 44.6' x 23.5'
Propulsion: R & T Low pressure turbine with multiple 2 cascades
107 NHP/1,334 IHP
Speed: 13.6 knots
Armament: Unknown