(IKUTA MARU prewar)
This class consists of IKUTA, TAIKO, NAGATA, SENYO, MANYO, OKUYO,
TSUNESHIMA and YAMADORI MARUs completed between Dec '36 and Jun '41 for
various shipping companies. All were requisitioned by the IJN. TSUNESHIMA
MARU was a general transport. YAMADORI MARU was converted to an auxiliary
transport. All others were converted to auxiliary gunboats, NAGATA MARU
being re-rated an auxiliary transport in Jul '42. All were sunk between
Aug '42 and Jul '45 from various causes.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Yokohama. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries K.K.
shipyard, 1936 -1941 |
||359.3' Lpp x 49.2' x 28.9'
||One reciprocating triple expansion engine,
1 shaft, 1,800 n.h.p. |
||12 cruising, 14 max.
||One 20cm/12 deck gun, four 12cm/45 deck
guns, one Type 93 twin 13mm MG, one 7.7mm MG, 14 Type 38 Arisaka
rifles, 12 DCs, two DC throwers, two DC stern racks, one 75cm
searchlight, one 2.5m rangefinder, one hydrophone, one minesweeping
device, two paravanes. |