BANSHU MARU No. 3- Class Auxiliary storeship

(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
Gross tonnage: 725-tons
Dimensions: 170.0(lpp) x 29.9' x 14.4'
Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts, 560 shp.
Speed: Cruising: 9 knots. Max: unknown.
Armament: Unknown