SANKO MARU - Class Auxiliary collier/oiler

(SANKO MARU, prewar)

This class consists of SANKO MARU only, completed in May 39 for Dairen Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned by the IJN and registered in Dec 40 as an auxiliary collier/oiler. SANKO MARU was torpedoed and sunk in Feb 44 by USAAF aircraft.

Builder and Year Completed: Sakurajima. Osaka Iron Works K.K. shipyard.
Gross tonnage: 5,461-tons
Dimensions: 396.3(lpp) x 53.8' x 30.5'
Propulsion: One steam turbine engine, one shaft, 2,800 shp.
Speed: Cruising: 12 knots Max: 14 knots.
Armament: Unknown.