KORYU MARU Class


(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

KORYU MARU was completed pre war as a 1TS coastal motor tanker. She was used to deliver fuel between storage depots, refineries and coastal ports along the Japanese and Chinese coasts. In June 1945, KORYU MARU struck an aerial mine laid by 20th AF B-29s and sank.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Naniwa Dock
1941
Gross Tonnage: 974-tons.
Dimensions: 190' x 30.8 x 16.2
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engine, 1 shaft
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown.