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KOGANE MARU Class Auxiliary Transport


(KOGANE MARU, prewar)

This class consists of KOGANE MARU only, completed in Aug 36 for Osaka Shosen K.K. (OSK). She was requisitioned by the IJN in Aug 43 and converted to an auxiliary transport in Sep 44. She survived the war and resumed her passenger/ferry service until being broken up in 71.

Builder and Years Completed: Kobe. Mitsubishi Jukogyo Zosensho K.K. shipyard
1936
Gross tonnage: 1,905-tons
Dimensions: 244.4' (Lpp) x 39.4' x 19.0'
Propulsion: 1 Mitsubishi Diesel engine, 2 shafts, 2,400 b.h.p.
Speed: 15 cruising, 17 max.
Armament: Sep 44: 1 single Type 93 13mm MG and Arisaka Type 38 rifles. May 45: 4 single Type 96 25mm AA guns, 1 single Type 93 13mm MG and Arisaka Type 38 rifles.