Chiyoda Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Chiyoda Maru on builders trials- courtesy Berend van der Wal))

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.