Nipponkai Maru Class Destroyer Tender

(Passenger-cargo ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

2009 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall

Completed in 1932, NIPPONKAI MARU served as a passenger-cargo ship until she was requisitioned in 1938. She was converted to a destroyer tender. NIPPONKAI MARU was sunk by an American submarine in 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsui, Tamano
Displacement: 2,681-tons standard.
Dimensions: 299' x 43' x 23'
Propulsion: 1 diesel engine, 880 h.p., speed 12 knots.
Armament: Unknown