Itsukushima Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler


ITSUKUSHIMA MARU was completed in 1937. Her sisters were GENYO, NICHIEI, TOEI, KOKUYO and KENYO MARUs.

In November 1941, ITSUKUSHIMA MARU was requisitioned by the IJN and converted to an auxiliary fleet oiler. ITSUKUSHIMA MARU was torpedoes by an American submarine in October 1944 then bombed and sunk off Borneo in November 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki Dockyard, Kobe
Gross Tonnage: 10,018-tons.
Dimensions: 503.3' x 64.9 x 30
Propulsion: 1 Kawasaki (MAN-type) diesel engine, 2,250 n.h.p, maximum speed 19.5 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 93,000 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or approx. 12,031-tons of crude oil
@ 7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: 1 x 4.7-inch (120-mm) LA gun.