Hie Maru Class Auxiliary Submarine Depot Ship


(Hie Maru shown in her pre-war NYK colors)

In 1941, HIE MARU was ordered converted to a submarine depot ship. HIE MARU was sunk at Truk in November 1943.

Builder and Year Completed: Yokohama Dock Co., 1930
Displacement: 11,621-tons.
Dimensions: 511.8' x 66 x 30
Propulsion: 2 Burmeister & Wain diesels, 2 shafts, 7, 600 shp.
Armament: Four 5.9-inch (150-mm) single mount guns, one 3.5 m range finder, two dual 13.2-mm machine guns.