IWASHIRO MARU - Class Auxiliary collier/oiler


This class consists of IWASHIRO MARU only completed in Oct 39 for Kaiyo Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned in Sep 41 by the IJN and was registered in Dec 41 as an auxiliary collier/oiler. She was torpedoed and sunk in Jan 43 by an American submarine in the Marshalls.

Builder and Year Completed: Aioi. Harima Zosensho K.K. shipyard
Gross tonnage: 3,550-tons
Dimensions: 338.6(lpp) x 47.9' x 25.9'
Propulsion: One Triple expansion steam engine, one shaft, 1,900 shp.
Speed: Cruising: unknown Max: 15 knots.
Armament: Unknown.