Standard Merchant Tanker 2TL Class

(Type 2TL Wartime Standard Merchant Tanker by Ueda Kihachiro)

There were 32 Standard Merchant Tanker Type 2TLs completed including AKANE, AKASHI, AMATO, ARITA, CHIKUMA, CHUEI, DAIHO, FUJISAN (44), GYOKUEI, HARIMA, JINEI, KAIHO, KOEI, KYOKUUN, MATSUSHIMA, MITSUSHIMA, MUNAKATA, OKIKAWA, SABANG, SERIA, SHOHO, TATEKAWA NO. 2, TAIEI, TENEI, TOHO, TOJO, YAMASHIRO, YUJO and ZUIUN MARUs.

Several were completed postwar including CHIGUSA and DAISAN MARUs. Three were never completed - DAIO, HAKKO NO. 3 and TOMIISHIMA MARUs.

Hastily produced, the 2TLs were subject to frequent engine, steering and major equipment malfunctions.

Builders
and
Years Completed:
Mitsubishi, Yokohama and Nagasaki
and Yokohama Dock Co.
1943-1945.
Gross Tonnage: 10,000-tons (nominal).
Dimensions: 516' x 66 x 29
Propulsion: Geared turbine, 4,500 shp, maximum speed 15 knots
Oil Cargo Capacity: 100,600 barrels @42 gals/barrel
or approx. 13,724-tons of crude oil
@7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown