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Kowa Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(MATARAM, later KOWA MARU, prewar)

2014 Bob Hackett


KOWA MARU was completed as a passenger/cargo ship in 1909 for Burns, Philp & Co Ltd, Sydney NSW, Australia. KOWA MARU was torpedoed and sunk S of Darien, Manchuria in '43 by an American submarine.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Clyde Shipbuilding Company Port Glasgow, Scotland
1909
Gross tonnage: 3,217 -tons.
Dimensions: 331.2' x 43.2 " x 22.4'
Propulsion: Steam, triple expansion, 397 nhp
Speed: E 11 knots
Armament: Unknown.