© 2012-2013 Bob Hackett
MAYA MARU was completed as a passenger cargo ship in 1925 for the Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line. Her sisters were IKOMA, KASAGI and MIKASA MARUs.Requisitioned by the Imperial Army in 1932, MIKASA MARU was in service as a hospital ship between China and Japan. In Oct '44, she was bombed and sunk off Ormoc Bay, Leyte during the reconquest of the Philippines. Transports MAYA, IKOMA AND KASAGI MARUs were all sunk in 1944 by American submarines.
|Yokohama Dock Co., Ltd |
|Dimensions:||325' (LPP) x 46' x 27'|
|Propulsion:||1 triple expansion engine steam engine, 2,933 i.h.p., 1 shaft|
|Speed:||12 knots cruising, 15.6 max 17.4 knots maximum|
|Armament:||None as AH, unknown as AP.|