Nasusan Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(NASUSAN MARU, prewar)

Built in 1931 as a cargo passenger ship for the Mitsui Line. NASUSAN MARU was requisitioned by the IJN in Dec '42 and converted to an emergency oiler. In Jan '43, she was returned to her owners and remained under civilian control until Jun '44 when she was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine SW of Nagasaki, Japan.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsui Bussan K. K., Tamano
Gross tonnage: 4,399 -tons.
Dimensions: 358' x 49.5 x 28.7'
Propulsion: Diesel engine, 362 n.h.p., 1 shaft, 12.knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: Unknown
Armament: Unknown