Shinsho Maru Class Destroyer Tender
(Passenger-cargo ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color
Paintings of Japanese Warships")
© 2009 Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall
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.
||369.5'x 49'x ?
||1 geared steam turbine engine, speed 15 knots.
||1 x 120mm gun, 1 x 7.7mm machine gun