(KAIKO MARU prewar)
KAIKO MARU, the only ship of this class, was completed for Kaiyo
Kisen K.K. in Mar '41. She was requisitioned and converted to an IJN auxiliary
transport in Oct '41. Used during her wartime service in
northern waters, KAIKO MARU was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine off Paramushiro, Kuriles in Feb '44.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Aioi. Harima Zosensho K.K. shipyard
||338.6' x 47.9' x 25.9'
||One triple expansion steam engine, 1
shaft, 2,700 n.h.p. |
||11.5 knots cruising, max. unknown
||(’44) one twin 25mm and two single 13.2 mm