Eiyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

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

EIYO MARU was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off southern Indochina in February 1945.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Yokohama Dock Co
Gross tonnage: 8,673-tons.
Dimensions: 460.9' x 60' x 29.11'
Propulsion: Triple-expansion engines, 975 n.h.p., est. max speed 15 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: E 79,479 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or 10, 843-tons of crude oil
@7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown.