Shinsho Maru Class Destroyer Tender

(Passenger-cargo ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

2009 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall

Revision 1

Completed in 1936, SHINSHO MARU served as a passenger-cargo ship until she was requisitioned in 1937 and served as a transport in the Sino-Japanese War. Released to her owners in 1939, she was requisitioned again in 1941 and converted to a destroyer tender. SHINSHO MARU was sunk off Kwajalein by an American submarine in 1942.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsui, Tamano
Displacement: 4,836-tons standard.
Dimensions: 369.5'x 49'x ?
1 geared steam turbine engine, speed 15 knots.
Armament: 1 x 120mm gun, 1 x 7.7mm machine gun