MURO MARU was completed for Osaka Shosen (OSK Line) in 1927. In 1938, she was requisitioned by the IJN and converted to a transport. In 1943, she was reconverted to a hospital ship. In Nov '44, MURO MARU was inadvertently sunk by U.S. carrier-based aircraft in Manila Bay. Her sister was auxiliary gunship and later midget submarine depot ship NACHI MARU.
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, Kobe. |
|Dimensions:||Length 230', beam 37', draft 20'|
|Propulsion:||Mitsubishi Vickers diesel engines, 2 shafts, 1,397 BHP , 14.5 knots.|
|Number of Passengers Carried:||Unknown.|