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HYAKUFUKU MARU Class Auxiliary Transport

(HYAKUFUKU MARU, prewar)

This class consists of HYAKUFUKU MARU only, completed between in Aug 28 for Amagasaki Kisenbu G.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Sep 37 and and converted to an auxiliary gunboat in Oct 38 before being converted to an auxiliary transport in Jun 43. She was torpedoed and sunk by a US submarine in Jun 44.

Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Harada Zosen K.K. shipyard
1928
Gross tonnage: 986-tons
Dimensions: 199.8' (Lpp) x 29.9' x 18.7'
Propulsion: One Triple Expansion Steam Engine, one shaft, 500 bhp
Speed: Unknown.
Armament: As gunboat: 2 Type 3 12cm/45cal deck guns, 2 7.7mm MGs, 1 searchlight, Arisaka Type 38 rifles, pistols, 2 Type 95 DCs racks, 1 DC thrower, 1 paravane, minesweeping equipment.
As transport: 1 Type 3 12cm/45cal deck guns, 2 7.7mm MGs, 1 searchlight , Arisaka Type 38 rifles, 2 Type 95 DCs racks, 1 paravane.