HAKUTETSU MARU No. 7 Class Auxiliary Transport

(HAKUTETSU MARU No. 7, prewar)

This class consists of HAKUTETSU MARU No. 7 only, completed in Jul 36 for Hakatawan Tetsudo Kisen K.K. as a cargo ship. She was requisitioned by the IJN and converted to an auxiliary transport and was torpedoed and sunk by a USN submarine in Sep 44.

Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Namura Zosensho K.K. shipyard 1936
Gross tonnage: 1,018-tons
Dimensions: 206.0' Lpp x 31.2' x 17.7'
Propulsion: One triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, 1 shaft, 630 N.H.P.
Speed: 11.5 knots cruising, ? knots max.
Armament and equipment: Unknown.