(KOWA MARU similar to KOTO MARU)
This class consists of the only KOTO MARU completed in Nov ‘39
for Sanko Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Jun ’41 and
converted to an auxiliary transport. She was torpedoed and sunk by a US
submarine in May ’44.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Osaka. Nakata Zosen Tekkosho K.K. shipyard
||201.1' Lpp x 31.5' x 18.3'
||One triple expansion reciprocated steam
engine, 1 shaft, 610 n.h.p. |
||12 cruising, 14 max.
||From Feb ’44 Two Type 96 25mm guns.