Ogura Maru No. 3 Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

OGURA MARU No. 3 was completed in Scotland in 1916 as S.S. LIMELEAF. She was sold that year to the Dutch, then resold to a British firm and finally sold to the Japanese in 1926. OGURA MARU No. 3 was sunk by an American submarine in Feb' 44.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Barclay, Curie & Co., Glascow.
Gross Tonnage: 7,350-tons.
Dimensions: 450.6 x 58.2 x 32.7'
Propulsion: Triple-expansion engines, 830 n.h.p, maximum speed E 13 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 67,348 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel or approx. 9,188-tons of crude oil @7.33 barrels per metric ton.
Armament: Unknown.