Kyoei Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

KYOEI MARU was bombed and sunk by an aircraft off Tarakan, Borneo in November 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Harima Shipbuilding, Aioi.
1937
Gross tonnage: 607-tons.
Dimensions: 176.2' x 30' x 12.8'
Propulsion: Diesel engine, 1 shaft, speed unknown
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: 1 8-cm gun, 13-mm machine gun, 7.7-mm machine guns, rifles and depth charges.