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KACHOSAN MARU Class Auxiliary Transports

(KACHOSAN MARU prewar)

This class consists of KACHOSAN, KASAGISAN, KASUGASAN and KATSURAGISAN MARUs completed between Feb and Jul 25 for Mitsui Bussan K.K. KACHOSAN and KATSURAGISAN MARUs were requisitioned by the IJA, KASAGISAN MARU by the IJN in 41 and converted to an auxiliary transport. Those three ships were sunk in 44 and 45 from various causes. KASUGASAN MARU survived the war and was broken up in 65.

Builder and Year Completed: Tama. Mitsui Bussan Zosensho, 1925
Gross tonnage: 2,427-tons
Dimensions: 284.1' Lpp x 42.0' x 23.3'
Propulsion: One reciprocating triple expansion steam engine, 1 shaft, 1,200 n.h.p.
Speed: 10 cruising, 12 max.
Armament: Various depending usage.