Nisshin Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(NISSHIN MARU No. 2 in peacetime)

Built as a whaling factory ship. In 1941, NISSHIN MARU was requisitioned by the IJN and ordered converted to an auxiliary oiler. NISSHIN MARU was torpedoed and sunk by American submarine in May 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki Dockyard, Kobe
Gross tonnage: 16,764-tons.
Dimensions: 537' x 24.6 x 12.9
Propulsion: 1 Kawasaki MAN-Type
diesel engine, 1,561 n.h.p., speed unknown.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 21,001-tons of crude oil
Armament: Unknown