JUZAN MARU - Class Auxiliary Transport

(JUZAN MARU, prewar– Peter Cundall’s Collection)

This class consists of JUZAN MARU only, completed in Mar ‘41 for Dairen Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Aug ’41 and converted to an auxiliary gunboat. JUZAN MARU was re-rated as an auxiliary transport in Oct ’43. She was torpedoed and sunk by an Ameriacan submarine in Apr ’45.

Builder and Year Completed: Tama. Tama Zosensho K.K.
Gross tonnage: 3,943-tons.
Dimensions: 354.3' (Lpp) x 50.5' x 24.3'
Propulsion: One reciprocating triple expansion steam engine, one shaft, 2,300 b.h.p
Speed: Cruising: 15 knots – Max: unknown.
Armament: Two 8cm deck guns, two single 7.7mm MGs.