TETSUSEI DAI HATSUDOTEI

IJA Landing Craft Depot Ships

January 2011

By Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall

Discussion & Questions


(AKITSU MARU by Ueda Kitachiro)


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Vessel Dimensions Displacement Machinery Speed Armament
SHINSHU MARU 507' x 61.9' x 29.3'
8,130-tons. Engaged turbines, 1 shaft, 8,000 shp max 19 knots 4 x 75mm Type 88 air defense guns 4 x 20mm anti-aircraft guns; 4 AB-Tei support vessels, 29 Daihatsu landing craft, 25 Shohatsu landing craft, 26 small floatplanes, 2,200 troop capacity
AKITSU MARU 471.7(pp) x 64' x 25.9'
11,800 tons (standard) 4 boilers, 2 geared turbines, 2 shafts, 7,500 shp 120 knots 2-75mm AA gun, 10-75mm field gun, 20 aircraft, 20 Daihatsu landing craft, 2 x K1 autogyro aircraft
NIGITSU MARU 471.7(pp) x 64' x 25.9'
11,800 tons (standard) 4 boilers, 2 geared turbines, 2 shafts, 7,500 shp 120 knots 2-75mm AA gun, 10-75mm field gun, 20 aircraft, 20 Daihatsu landing craft
MAYASAN MARU 459.1' x 62.4' x 23.1' 11, 910-tons (normal) Diesel engines, 10,800 h.p. 20.8 knots 6 x 75mm AA guns, 20 x 13.2-mm mg, 20 Daihatsu landing craft
TAMATSU MARU 459.1' x 62.4' x 23.1' 11, 910-tons (normal) Diesel engines, 10,800 h.p. 20.8 knots 6 x 75mm AA guns, 20 x 13.2-mm mg, 20 Daihatsu landing craft
KIBITSU MARU 535.9' x 63.7' x 27.9' 8,428-tons (normal) Geared steam turbines, 3 water-tube boilers, 2 shafts, 10,000 h.p. 19 knots 8 x 75mm AA guns, 50+ Type 96 25-mm AA, 13 Daihatsu landing craft, 12 Toku-Daihatsu landing craft
HYUGA MARU 535.9' x 63.7' x 27.9' 8,428-tons (normal) Geared steam turbines, 3 water-tube boilers, 2 shafts, 10,000 h.p. 19 knots 8 x 75mm AA guns, 50+ Type 96 25-mm AA, 13 Daihatsu landing craft, 12 Toku-Daihatsu landing craft
SETTSU MARU 535.9' x 63.7' x 27.9' 8,428-tons (normal) Geared steam turbines, 3 water-tube boilers, 2 shafts, 10,000 h.p. 19 knots 8 x 75mm AA guns, 50+ Type 96 25-mm AA, 13 Daihatsu landing craft, 12 Toku-Daihatsu landing craft
TAKATSU MARU 370' x 52' x 19.8' 5,656 gross tons Geared steam turbines, 2 shafts, 4,400 h.p. 19 knots 6 x 75mm AA guns, 9 Daihatsu landing craft, 2 Toku-Daihatsu landing craft
KUMANO MARU 465.9' x 64' x 23' 8,000-tons (normal) Geared steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 10,000 h.p. 19 knots 8 x 75mm AA guns, 6 x Type 96 25-mm AA, 13 Daihatsu landing craft, 12 Toku-Daihatsu landing craft