Chiyoda Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

CHIYODA MARU and sister CHIHAYA MARU were completed in 1943. CHIYODA MARU was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Aug '44 and a month later, CHIHAYA MARU was also torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Nagasaki.
Gross Tonnage: 4,701-tons.
Dimensions: 367.4' x 51.8' x 29.5'
Propulsion: 1 steam turbine, 1 shaft, 2800 s.h.p., speed 14.5 knots. .
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown.