(BANSHU MARU No.3 as BANSHU MARU No. 88, prior to 1939 – Peter Cundall collection)
This class consists of BANSHU MARU No. 88 only, completed in 1934 for Hayashikane Shoten K.K. She was renamed BANSHU MARU No. 3 in 1939, requisitioned by the IJN in Sep ’41 and converted to an auxiliary stores ship in Oct ‘41. She survived the war and was ultimately scuttled in Aug ‘46.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Osaka. Mihara Zosen Tekkosho K.K. shipyard
||170.0’(lpp) x 29.9' x 14.4'
||Two diesel engines, two shafts, 560 shp.|
||Cruising: 9 knots. Max: unknown.