Rikko Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(RIKKO MARU prewar)

In 1941, RIKKO MARU was requisitioned by the Imperial Army as an auxiliary tanker. She was torpedoed by an American submarine and later sank in the Formosa Straits in August 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast, Ireland.
E 1931
Gross tonnage: 9,181 -tons.
Dimensions: 475' x 63' x 35.4'
Propulsion and Speed: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 11.5 knots
Oil Cargo Capacity: unknown
Armament: Unknown.