KYUSHU MARU - Class Auxiliary Transport

(KYUSHU MARU prewar Peter Cundall Collection)

This class consists of KYUSHU MARU only, completed in Feb 36 for Amagasaki Kisenbu G.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Mar 41 as a general requisitioned transport and rerated in Apr 44 an auxiliary transport. She was bombed and sunk by USAAF Aircraft in Jun 45.


Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Amagasaki Zosensho G.K.
Gross tonnage: 632-tons.
Dimensions: 170.0' (Lpp) x 27.9' x 15.4'
Propulsion: one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, one shaft, 430 shp. .
Speed: Unknown.
Armament: Two Type 96 25mm guns, Two Type 93 13mm MGs, Four Type 2 DCs, One Type 2 hydrophone.