RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Miyo Maru-Class Transport

(Similar size Japanese cargo ship)
2017 Bob Hackett


MIYO MARU was completed in 1897 as cargo ship HELIOS for D/S A/S Helios, Drammen. Norway. In 1905, she was sold to Nippon Beikoku
K. K, Kobe and renamed MIYO MARU. In '43, she was chartered? by the IJA and converted to a transport. She survived the war.


Builder and
Year Completed:
Wood, Skinner & Co. Ltd., Newcastle on Tyne, England.
1897
Gross tonnage: 1,455-tons.
Dimensions: (LPP) 236,8x 35.1 x 18
Propulsion: 1 steam reciprocating triple expansion engine, 1 shaft, 138 nhp
Speed: cruising 11 knots
Armament: Unknown .