RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Koyasan Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(KURAMASAN MARU, prewar)

2014-2016 Bob Hackett


KOYASAN MARU and sister KURAMASAN MARU were completed as cargo ships in 1927 for the Mitsui Line, Tokyo. KOYASAN MARU was lost prewar. KURAMASAN MARU was torpedoed and sunk in Makassar Strait. in '44 by an American submarine.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsui Bussan Kaisha, Tama.
1927
Gross tonnage: 1,996-tons.
Dimensions: 275' x 40.9" x 21'
Propulsion: 1 diesel engine, 950 b.h.p, 1 shaft
Speed: 11.6 knots
Armament: Unknown.