SHONAN MARU Class Ore Carriers

(SHONAN MARU Class wartime ore carrier)


SHONAN, HONAN and SEINAN MARUs were completed in 1942 as Japan's second class of wartime ore carriers by Mitsubishi Jukogyo K. K.
K.K. of Kobe. SHONAN MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Aug '44, HONAN MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Apr '44 and SEINAN MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Jan' 44.

Builder: Mitsubishi, Kobe
Year Completed: 1942.
Gross Tonnage: 5,401-tons.
Dimensions: 406.8' x 54.2' x 24
Propulsion: One steam turbine, one shaft, maximum speed 12 knots
Armament: Varied