Nagoya Maru Class

Nagoya Maru Class Auxiliary Submarine Depot Ship


(CHOGEI by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

In 1941, the NAGOYA MARU was requisitioned by the IJN and ordered converted to a submarine depot ship. She was reconverted to an aircraft transport in 1942 and used in this role until she was torpedoed and sunk in January 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, 1932
Displacement: 6,071-tons.
Dimensions: 406.8' x 55.5 x 32.5
Propulsion: 1 geared turbines, 1
shaft.
Armament: Six 5.9-inch (150-mm) single mount guns, two dual 13.2-mm MGs