BANSHU MARU No. 16- Class Auxiliary storeship

(BANSHU MARU No. 16 prewar)

This class consists of BANSHU MARU No. 16, probably completed late 1922 for Nakabe Ikujiro and sold in 1928 to Hayashikane Shoten K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Nov 40 as a general transport and converted to an auxiliary stores ship in Apr 43. She survived the war and was still in service in 1954. Her scrapping date is unknown but likely pre-1972.

Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Aizawa Zosen Tekko K.K. shipyard.
E 1922
Gross tonnage: 122-tons
Dimensions: 94.8(lpp) x 16.7' x 10.2'
Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft, unknown shp.
Speed: Cruising: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown.