(KIZUGAWA MARU prewar)
This class consists of 26 ships completed between ‘37 and ’43 for
various shipping companies. The following ones were requisitioned by the
IJN and converted to auxiliary transports: TAIRYU, HIROTAMA, TATSUTAGAWA,
SHOKO, KATORI, and KIZUGAWA MARUs, NANKAI MARU No. 2 and SEIZAN MARU No.
2. All were sunk during the Pacific War from various causes.
|Builder and Year Completed:
Between 1937 and 1943
||From 1,898-tons to 1,960-tons|
||271.7' x 40.0' x 20,3'
||1 Triple expansion reciprocated steam
engine, 1 shaft, 1,300 n.h.p. |
||10 knots cruising, 13 knots max.
||One 8cm/40 deck gun, one single 25mm Type
96 gun, two single 13mm Type 93 MGs, one 7,7mm MG, five rifles, 2
DCs, one hydrophone. |