RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Kurohime Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(KUROHIME MARU (ex-BOGSTAD, prewar)

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Originally laid down as a World War I standard H type tanker and named WAR PARSEE, she was completed as dry cargo ship S.S. BOGSTAD for Fearnley & Eger. In 1924, she was sold to Kurohime Kisen Goshi Kaisha, Dairen, Manchuria and renamed KUROHIME MARU. KUROHIME MARU was requisitioned by the Imperial Army in '41. In March '43, she was torpedoed and sunk by submarine USS TUNA off Wake Island.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Russell & Co Lithgow's yard, Port Glasgow, Scotland.
1920
Gross tonnage: 4,606 tons.
Dimensions: 385' (LPP) x 52' x 25'
Propulsion: 1 coupled triple expansion engine steam engine, 2,585 h.p., 1 shaft
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Armament: Unknown