Tachibana Maru Class

(Hospital Ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

TACHIBANA MARU was completed for Tokiowan Kisen K. K. in 1935. In 1938, she was requisitioned
by the IJN and converted to a hospital ship. TACHIBANA MARU survived the war.

Builder: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, Kobe.
Year Completed: 1935
Displacement: 1,772 GRT
Dimensions: Length 249.3', beam 40', draft ?'
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 2 shafts, 2,400 HP, speed 15.5 knots
Number of Passengers Carried: 1,230.