KEISHU MARU - Class Auxiliary Transport

(Drawing of HENRY KESWICK later KEISHU MARU, as completed)

KEISHU MARU was laid down as HENRY KESWICK for Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd. own service. Requisitioned in Dec 41 by the British Ministry of War Transport and later that month by the US Army, she was shelled and sunk in Apr 42. Later seized by the Japanese, she was renamed KEISHU MARU. Registered in the IJN in Apr 43 as an auxiliary transport, she was bombed and sunk off French Indochina Atoll by USN aircraft in Jan 45.

Builder and Year Completed: Kowloon, H-K. Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd.
Gross tonnage: 671-tons
Dimensions: 165.3' (Lpp) x 34.4' x 13.8'
Propulsion: One triple expansion steam engine, two shafts, 2,000 ihp.
Speed: Cruising: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown.