Hishi Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

HISHI MARU was completed in 1931. A small coastal tanker, she mainly transferred fuel between Japanese refineries and naval bases and made a few runs to Korea and the Bonins. She survived the war.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Kobe.
Gross Tonnage: 492-tons.
Dimensions: 159 x 27.5 x 15
Propulsion: 6 cylinder Mitsubishi Engine, 1 shaft.
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown