Hakubasan Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler


In January 1943, HAKUBASAN MARU was ordered converted to an emergency auxiliary tanker. She was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea in February 1944. Her sister was HAKONESAN MARU.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsui Bussan K. K., Tama.
Gross tonnage: 6,650-tons.
Dimensions: 443' x 55.9' x 33.1'
Propulsion: 2 Mitsui B & W diesel engines, 4,200 BHP, 2 shafts.
Speed: 13.1 cruising, 15 knots maximum
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown.