(2AT DAIMEI MARU underway)
In 1944, the Japanese decided to convert a number of their Standard
Merchant Tanker 2A cargo ships on the ways to tankers by installing large
storage tanks in their cargo holds. These tanks were could be removed to
revert the ships to dry cargo. The 2ATs were meant to remedy some of
tanker losses the Japanese suffered to American submarines. At least 31 2As were
converted to 2ATs during the war.
|Harima, Ishikawajima, Mitsui SB and others
||6600 gross register tons. (nominal) |
||448'8" x 59'8" x 36'5""
||Turbine, 3 boilers, 1-shaft, 3500 shp,
maximum speed 13 knots
|Oil Cargo Capacity:
||60,000 barrels @42 gals/barrel or approx.
8, 185-tons of crude oil @7.33 barrels per metric ton.