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KOKAI MARU Class Auxiliary Transport

(GENKAI MARU, similar to KOKAI MARU except for the counter stern, seen prewar)

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This class consists only of KOKAI MARU completed in May 39 for Shimatani Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Oct 41 and converted to an auxiliary transport. She was bombed and sunk North of New Hanover, New Ireland in Feb 44.

*KOKAI MARU had a cruiser stern.

Builder and Year Completed: Hakodate. Hakodate Dock K.K. shipyard 1939
Gross tonnage: 3,871-tons
Dimensions: 340.2' x 48.2' x 26.2'
Propulsion: 1 Triple Expansion Steam Engine with exhaust turbine, 1 shaft, 1,800 bhp
Speed: 12 cruising, 15 max.
Armament: Unknown.