(KAZAN MARU prewar)
This class consists of KAZAN and TOZAN MARUs, respectively completed in
Mar and May ’26 for Nisshin Kisen K.K. Both were requisitioned by the
IJN in ’41 and converted to auxiliary gunboats; In Oct ’41, TOZAN MARU
was converted to an auxiliary transport. TOZAN MARU ran aground and sank
in Aug ’43. KAZAN MARU survived the war and was broken up in 1959.
|Builder and Years Completed:
|| Sakurajima. Osaka Ironworks K.K. Shipyard
||2,089-tons and 2,103-tons
||399.9' (Lpp) x 41.0' x 21.0'
||One Triple Expansion Steam Engine, one shaft, 1,200 bhp
||Cruising: 10 knots. Max: unknown.
|| As auxiliary gunboat: Cannon, MGs and depth-charges.
As auxiliary transport: Unknown