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MIKAGE MARU No. 18 Class Auxiliary Transports

(MIKAGE MARU No. 18 prewar)

This class consists of MIKAGE MARU No. 18 and HINO MARU No. 3 respectively completed in Feb 37 for Muko Kisen K. K. and Mar 38 for Hinomaru Kisen K.K. Both were requisitioned by the IJN, MIKAGE MARU No. 18 being converted to an auxiliary collier/oiler and HINO MARU No. 3 to an auxiliary transport. Both were torpedoed and sunk by US submarines, MIKAGE MARU No. 18 in May 44 and HINO MARU No. 3 Dec 42.

Builder and Year Completed: Kobe. Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K. shipyard 1937-1938
Gross tonnage: 4,319-4,391-tons
Dimensions: 373.7' Loa x 51.8' x 28.9'
Propulsion: One Steam Turbine, 1 shaft, 2100 n.h.p.
Speed: 12-13 cruising, 15-16 max.
Armament: Unknown.