Nissho Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(NISSHO MARU by Ueda Kihachiro)

Completed in 1938, NISSHO MARU was requisitioned by the IJN as an auxiliary tanker in 1941. NISSHO MARU was sunk by an American submarine S of Davao, Philippines in Feb '44.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsuibishi Shipbuilding, Yokohama
Gross Tonnage: 10,526-tons.
Dimensions: 528.8' x 65.8' x 30
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,250 n.h.p, E maximum speed 15 knots
Oil Cargo Capacity: 83,339 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel or approx. 11,506-tons of crude oil @7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown