Gyoko Maru Class Transport

(GYOKO MARU, prewar)

GYOKO (ex-British DEN OF GLAMIS) MARU was completed in 1910 by Napier & Miller, Ltd. as a cargo ship. In 1922, she was sold to Yamashita Kisen Goshi Kaisha, K. K. and renamed GYOKOH (later GYOKO) MARU. In 1937, she was chartered by the Imperial Army (IJA) as a troop ship. In 1944, GYOKO MARU was torpedoed by an American submarine and later sunk by USN aircraft.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Napier & Miller, Ltd. Shipyard, Glascow, Scotland.
Gross tonnage: 5,342 tons
Dimensions: 405' (OA) x 52'x 28'
Propulsion: Reciprocating steam engine.
Speed: Unknown
Armament: Unknown