RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Shinryu Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(Sister TAIZAN MARU, prewar)

© 2014 Bob Hackett


SHINRYU MARU was completed in 1918 as a 3,175-ton cargo ship for Kishimoto Kisen Co., Ltd. of Osaka. SHINRYU MARUís sisters were DOVER, GENCHU, GOZAN, EASTERN BELL, EASTERN MAID, TAIZAN, YAKUMO and YUBAE MARUs

SHINRYU MARU was sunk in '44 by an American submarine.

Builders and
Years Completed:
Ishikawajima Shipyard, Tokyo.
1918-1920
Gross tonnage: 3,200 tons (nominal).
Dimensions: 305' x 43.9' x 27.3"
Propulsion: Coupled triple expansion reciprocatiing team engines, 2,899 IHP
Speed: 117 knots.
Armament: Unknown.