RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Shunsei Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(BARON POLWARTH (later SHUNSEI MARU)

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BARON POLWARTH (later SHUNSEI MARU) was completed as a cargo ship in 1911 for Hugh Hogarth & Sons Ltd. (Iberia Shipping, Kelvin Shipping, Hogarth Shipping), Glasgow. SHUNSEI MARU was torpedoed and sunk in '42 by an British submarine off Pulau Perak, Malaya.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Napier & Miller Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland.
1911
Gross tonnage: 4,910-tons.
Dimensions: 122 x 15.9 x 8.3 '
Propulsion: 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw power: 369 n.h.p.
Speed: 10.5 knots
Armament: Unknown.