SHINGO MARU Class Class Transport

(Sister SUEZ MARU, prewar)

This class consisted of SHINGO, SHINSEI, YOSHIDA MARU No. 2, YOSHIDA MARU No. 3, KIRISHIMA MARU No.6 ,TSURUSHIMA MARU, KOEI MARU, TAMATSU, SUEZ, MORIOKA MARU, HIYEIZAN MARU and YEHIME MARUs and EASTERN BREEZE, EASTERN GALE and EASTERN TEMPEST completed between 1917 and 1920. SHINSEI MARU was bombed and sunk by American airdraft in Jan '45.

NOTE: Some soures list YOSHIDA MARU No. 2, YOSHIDA MARU No. 3, TAMATSU, SUEZ and EHIME MARUs as a separate class.

Builders and
Years Completed:
Uraga Dock Co. Ltd., Uraga.
Sumitomo Shipbuilding & Machinery Co. Ltd., Uraga.
Gross tonnage: 4,745-tons.
Dimensions: 360' (LPP) x 51' x 28.4'
Propulsion: 1 Coupled triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, 1 shaft.
Speed: 10 knots cruising, 12 knots maximum
Armament: Unknown.