Goyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(GOYO MARU's sister GOSHU MARU prewar)

In 1941, GOYO MARU was ordered converted to an auxiliary naval transport. GOYO MARU's sister was GOSHU MARU. GOYO MARU was reconverted to an oiler in 1943. She was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea in February 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki, Kobe
Gross tonnage: 8, 469-tons.
Dimensions: 443' x 60' x 40'
Propulsion: 1 turbine engine, 833 n.h.p, 1 shaft.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 54,100 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or approx. 7,380-tons of crude oil
@7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown.