Enoshima Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki)

Completed in 1917 by Clyde Shipbuilding for the Royal Navy as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). in December 1941, She was scuttled at Hong Kong. Later salved by the Japanese and renamed ENOSHIMA MARU. in 1945, at war’s end, she was recovered at Batavia (Jakarta), Indonesia, towed to Singapore and later sold. In 1950, reportedly she struck a mine laid by Chinese Nationalists and sank S of Swatow, China.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Clyde Shipbuilding Company Port Glasgow Scotland, UK
Gross tonnage: 1,175-tons
Dimensions: 210.1’ x 34.7’ x 15.6
Propulsion: Steam, triple expansion
1 shaft.
Speed: 8-10 knots
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown.