Kyoko Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Dutch tanker SEMIRAMIS, later KYOKO MARU, prewar )

Completed as tanker SEMIRAMIS and registered in Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles for the Nederlandsch Indische Tankstoomboot (N.I.T.) Maatschappij lines of the Hague. On 8 Dec '41, SEMIRAMIS was militarized and became part of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). In Feb '42, after the fall of Singapore, SEMIRAMIS' crew scuttle her off Palembang, Sumatra. Later, the Japanese Navy refloated her, repaired and renamed her KYOKO MARU. In Dec '43, she was torpedoed and sunk off the Celebes by an American submarine

Builder and
Year Completed:
Southwestern Shipbuilders
San Pedro, California
Gross tonnage: 3,887-tons
Dimensions: 408.2 x 52.6 x 30.7
Propulsion: 2,800 HP
1 shaft.
Speed: 9 knots cruising.
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown.