This class consists of SUWA, YASAKA and FUSHIMI MARU, all completed in ’14 for Nippon Yusen K.K. (NYK). YASAKA MARU had a very short career, being torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in Dec ’15. FUSHIMI MARU remained under civilian control and was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Feb ’43. SUWA MARU was requisitioned by the IJN in Dec ’40 and converted to an auxiliary transport. She was torpedoed and damaged beyond repair by an American submarine in Mar ’43 being beached off Wake Island.