Koshin Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(KOSHIN MARU, pre-war)

KOSHIN MARU was requisitioned by the IJN in Nov '41 as an auxiliary transport She completed conversion to an emergency tanker in Feb '43. She was torpedoed and sunk off the Philippines by an American submarine in Jan '44.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Osaka Dockyard, Innoshima (Hiroshima)
Gross tonnage: 5,485-tons
Dimensions: 407.2 x 50.10 x 26.2
Propulsion: 3, 380 HP
1 shaft.
Speed: 12.5 knots cruising, 14 knots max.
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown.