RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Shokyu Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(AUSTRALRANGE, later SHOKYU MARU, prewar)

2014 Bob Hackett


STRATHDEE (later SHOKYU MARU) was completed as a cargo ship in 1918 for Strathdee S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell & Son), Glasgow. SHOKYU MARU was torpedoed and sunk in '42 by an American submarine off Saishu To, Korea.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Robert Duncan & Co., Ltd., Scotland.
1907
Gross tonnage: 4409-tons.
Dimensions: 366.6' x 51.6' x ?'
Propulsion: 1 coupled triple expansion engine steam engine, 1 shaft
Speed: 9.5 knots
Armament: Unknown.