Hakusan Maru Class

(Painting of a Japanese passenger-cargo ship by Ueda Kihachiro)

In late 1944, HAKUSAN MARU was requisitioned by the Japanese government. She left Japan for Siberia where she loaded 2,200-tons of Red Cross relief supplies sent for distribution to Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees. HAKUSAN MARU survived the war and was finally scrapped in 1965.

Builder: Uraga Dock Co., Tokyo.
Year Completed: 1941
Displacement: 4,351 GRT
Dimensions: Length 355', beam 48.75', draft ?
Propulsion: 1 triple expansion steam turbine, 1 shaft.