In 1941, KURETAKE MARU was requisitioned by the IJA and saw action in the invasions of Davao, Philippines and Tarakan and Balikpapan, Borneo. On 24 Jan '42, KURETAKE MARU was sunk in Balikpapan Bay by an American destroyer.
|R. Duncan & Co., Ltd., Port Glascow,
|Dimensions:||404.9 ' x 53' x 24.8'|
|Propulsion:||Reciproating steam triple expansion engine, 1 screw, 471 NHP|
|Speed:||10.5 knots cruising, 12 knots max.|