Somedono Maru Class Transport

(SOMEDONO MARU, prewar)


In 1917, SOMEDONO MARU was completed as a passenger cargo ship for Tatsuuma Kisen, K.K. Her sisters were BENGAL, CALCUTTA, HIMALAYA, KAIAN (YONEYAMA), KONAN and MURORAN MARUs. All were sunk in the Pacfic War.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
1917-1921
Gross tonnage: 5,154 ~5,732-tons.
Dimensions: 400.0 x 54.6 x 30.0
Propulsion: Steam triple expansion engine, 1 screw, 4,138 IHP
Speed: 12 knots cruising, 15 knots max.
Armament: Varied AA