Shoyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

SHOYO MARU was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Formosa in September 1943.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Yokohama Dock Co
Gross tonnage: 7,499-tons.
Dimensions: 431 x 58' x 28'
Propulsion: Reciprocating engines, 1 shaft, speed 12.5 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 75,500 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or 10,300 tons @7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Probably 2 x 4.9 inch guns fore & aft.