Kuroshio Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler


Completed in 1939, KUROSHIO MARU transported oil between the United States and Japan until the summer of 1941 when she was requisitioned by the IJN. She then served as an oiler in Southeast Asia. In January 1945, KUROSHIO MARU was sunk off Formosa by Task Force 38 aircraft.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Harima Zosen, Aioi
Gross tonnage: 10,519-tons.
Dimensions: 504.7' x 66' x ?
Propulsion: Steam Turbine, 19 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown