KEISHO MARU Class Auxiliary Transport

(KEISHO MARU prewar)

This class consists of KEISHO MARU only, completed in Jun 29 for Showa Shosen K.K. as a cargo ship. Sold to Daido Kaiun K.K. she was requisitioned by the IJN in Jul 41 and converted to an auxiliary transport in Apr 42. She was bombed and sunk at Rabaul by American aircraft in Oct 43.

Builder and Years Completed: Uraga. Uraga Senkyo K.K. shipyard
Gross tonnage: 5,847-tons
Dimensions: 520' LOA x 62' x 29.2'
Propulsion: One Diesel engine, 1 shaft, 3,700 s.h.p.
Speed: 12.5 cruising, 15.0 max.
Armamentand equipment: Unknown.