RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Ryunan Maru Class Transport

(Sister YAMAYURI MARU, prewar)

This class consisted of RYUNAN, TONEGAWA and YAMAYURI MARUs. In Oct '42, RYUNAN MARU was sunk by an American
submarine while TONEGAWA and YAMAYURI MARUs were sunk by American aircraft in Aug '44 and Jan '44 respectively.

Builders and
Years Completed:
Joseph L. Thompson & Sons, Ltd, Sunderland, England
Archibald McMillan & Son, Dumbarton, Scotland.
1911 (RYUNAN MARU)
1913 (TONEGAWA and YAMAYURI MARUs)
Gross tonnage: 4,910-5122-tons
Dimensions: 400 (lpp) x 52 x 27.3
Propulsion: 3-cyl triple expansion engine, single shaft, 2310 i.h.p.
Speed: 10 knots
Armament: Unknown Unknown