San Luis Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

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

SAN LUIS MARU was completed in 1928. Her sister was SAN DIEGO MARU. SAN LUIS MARU was sunk off Indochina after being bombed by Task Force 38's carrier aircraft during "Operation Gratitude" in Jan '45. SAN DIEGO MARU survived the war.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Gross Tonnage: 7,268-tons.
Dimensions: 430' x 57' x 34.5'
Propulsion: Diesel engine, 2,300 bhp, maximum speed 13.4 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.