DAICHO MARU - Class Auxiliary Transport

(DAICHO MARU drawing Peter Cundall collection)

This class consists of DAICHO MARU only, completed in Nov 42 for Daicho Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Nov 43 as a general requisitioned transport and converted in Jan 44 to an auxiliary transport. She blew up in Dec 44 whilst loading ammunition in Jakarta Port.

Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Zosen Tekko K.K.
Gross tonnage: 1,135-tons.
Dimensions: 211.6' (Lpp) x 31.8' x 18.3'
Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft, power unknown.
Speed: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown