NISSHO MARU No. 2 - Class Auxiliary Transport

(NISSHO MARU No. 2 Plan – Peter Cundall’s Collection)

This class consists of NISSHO MARU No. 2 only, probably completed in ‘40 for Marusho Kaiun K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN in Dec ’41 and converted to an auxiliary gunboat. NISSHO MARU No. 2 was re-rated as an auxiliary transport in Oct ’43. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Mar ’45.

Builder and Year Completed: Osaka. Ohara Zosen Tekkosho K.K.
E 1940
Gross tonnage: 1,386-tons.
Dimensions: 225.4' (Lpp) x 34.8' x 20.3'
Propulsion: One reciprocating triple expansion steam engine, one shaft, unknown b.h.p.
Speed: Cruising: 12 knots – Max: Unknown.
Armament: Unknown