Genyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(GENYO MARU prewar as an Asano Bussan tanker)

GENYO MARU was completed in 1937. Her sisters were KENYO, NICHIEI, ITSUKUSHIMA, KOKUYO and TOEI MARUs. In August 1941, she was requisitioned by the IJN and converted to an auxiliary fleet oiler. GENYO MARU was scuttled in the Philippine Sea after being bombed by Task Force 58's carrier aircraft in June 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki Dockyard, Kobe
Gross Tonnage: 10,018-tons.
Dimensions: 503.3' x 64.9 x 30
Propulsion: 1 Kawasaki (MAN-type) diesel engine, 2,250 n.h.p, maximum speed 19.5 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 93,000 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or approx. 12,031-tons of crude oil
@ 7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: 1 x 4.7-inch (120-mm) LA gun.