RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Taimei Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

TAIMEI MARU, prewar)

2016 Bob Hackett


TAIMEI MARU was completed in 1936 by Yokohama dock as a 2,883-ton cargo ship for Kinkai Yusen K. K. of Tokyo. In Mar '43 KOYO MARU was bombed and sunk by TAIMEI MARU is bombed and sunk by British and Australian air attack in Huon Gulf, New Guinea.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Yokohama Dock Company
1919
Gross tonnage: 2,883-tons.
Dimensions: 400' (LPP) x 53' x 32'
Propulsion: 2 triple expansion steam engines 258 NHP/3,368 IHP
Speed: 10/14.5 knots
Armament: Unknown AP.