SEISHU MARU was purpose-built to transport and handle turrets of old battleships disarmed in accordance with the Washington Treaty. She was equipped with a 147-ton crane and later employed as a salvage vessel. She survived the war, but in 1946 ran aground in a typhoon and became a total loss.

This page covers the activities of SEISHU MARU that remained in service during the Pacific War.

Tabular Record of Movement (TROM):

IJA Crane Ship

(Class links to specification summary)

Seishu Maru Class

Seishu (posted 10/30/2010)