(GENKAI MARU, similar to KOKAI MARU except for the
counter stern, seen prewar)
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
||340.2' x 48.2' x 26.2'
||1 Triple Expansion Steam Engine with
exhaust turbine, 1 shaft, 1,800 bhp |
||12 cruising, 15 max.