Koryu Maru Class Minelayer
(Tsubame by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

KORYU MARU was a converted Type 2Er Standard Merchant vessel built in 1944. In July 1945 she was sunk at Innoshima by USN aircraft.

Builder and Year Completed: Kawaminami
Displacement: 870-tons
Dimensions: 210' 11" x 31'2" x 14' 9"
Propulsion and Speed: Diesel, 1-shaft, 430 shp; 9 knots.
Armament: 1 x 80-mm (3-inch)/40cal AA gun, two Type 96 25-mm AA guns, mines