San Clemente Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

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

In 1941, SAN CLEMENTE MARU was requisitioned from Mitsubishi by the IJN and ordered converted to an auxiliary oiler. SAN CLEMENTE was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in May 1943.

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Gross tonnage: 7,354-tons.
Dimensions: 431.8' x 57.4' x 28.6'
Propulsion: 1 diesel engine, single shaft, 4,000 BHP, speed 16 knots
Oil Cargo Capacity: 87,960 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel or approx. 12,000-tons of crude oil @7.33 barrels per metric ton.
Armament: Unknown.