(BANSHU MARU No.5 as BANSHU MARU No. 15, prior to 1939 – Peter Cundall collection)
This class consists of BANSHU MARU No. 15 only, completed in 1933 for Hayashikane Shoten K.K. She was renamed BANSHU MARU No. 5 in 1939, requisitioned by the IJN in Jul ’41 and converted to an auxiliary stores ship in Oct ‘41. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Apr ‘43.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Osaka. Mihara Zosen Tekkosho K.K. shipyard
||134.8’(lpp) x 24.9' x 11.8'
||One diesel engine, one shaft, 280 shp.|
||Cruising: 8 knots. Max: unknown.
||One 8cm/40cal deck gun, one Type 92 7.7mm mod. A MG and five type 38 Arisaka rifles.|