CANBERRA MARU was in OSK service from Kobe to Australia until the outbreak of the Pacific War.
In Oct '41 she was requisitioned
by the Imperial Army and participated as a transport carrying troops to Malaya where she was damaged in an air attack. In Nov '42,
CANBERRA MARU was sunk by American aircraft off Guadalcanal.
TOKYO MARU was requisitioned by the IJN as an auxiliary transport in Dec '41 and torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Nov '43.
|Mitsui Bussan Kaisha, Tama|
|Dimensions:||446' x 57.5' x 25.5'|
|Propulsion:||B & W diesel engines, 8,454 HP|
|Speed:||14.5 knots cruising, 19.2 knots max.|
|Armament:||12/1941; none |
11/1942; two 75mm HA guns, two 20mm HA MGs,
one 40mm Bofors.