TAIJUN MARU Auxiliary Transport Class

(TAIJUN MARU, prewar)

This class consists of TAIJUN MARU only. Completed in 18 for Nagasaki Kaiun K.K. She was requisitioned on 6 Dec 41 and converted to an auxiliary transport. TAIJUN MARU was torpedoed and sunk by US aircraft in Apr 42 in Lae Harbor, New Guinea.

Builder and Years Completed: Ise. Uchida Zosen K.K. shipyard
Gross tonnage: 1,274-tons
Dimensions: 227.7 (lpp) x 32.8' x 18.7'
Propulsion: 1 triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, 1 shaft, 700 s.h.p.
Speed: 7 cruising, 9 max.
Armament: Unknown.