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Peacetime Standard (1E) Class


(SHOFUKU MARU No. 2 sunk in Sorong Harbor, New Guinea Wartime Standard 1E Type identical to Peacetime Standard (1E) Type Cundall collection)

This class consists of NISSEI, NAGATSU, HISATSU, INABASAN, IWASHIRO MARUs and FUKUEI MARU No. 17, completed between Mar 42 and Mar 44 for various shipping companies. NISSEI MARU and FUKUEI MARU No. 17 were requisitioned by the IJN, the former being converted to an auxiliary transport and the latter used as a general requisitioned transport. NAGATSU MARU was requisitioned by the IJA as Army transport No. 2206. The others remained under civilian control. NISSEI MARU was torpedoed and sunk by a USN submarine in Nov 42, IWASHIRO MARU and FUKUEI MARU No. 17 were bombed and sunk by USN Aircraft in Sep 44. The others survived the war: INABASAN MARU was broken up in 69, NAGATSU MARU deleted in 79 and HISATSU MARU deleted in 92.

Builder and Years Completed: Osaka. Different shipyards
1942 ~ 1944
Gross tonnage: 830-tons to 873-tons
Dimensions: 210.0' Loa x 32.9' x 17.7'
Propulsion: One diesel engine, 1 shaft, 600 s.h.p.
Speed: Cruising 12 knots - Max?
Armament and equipment: Unknown.