RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Taisoku Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(Similar size Japanese cargo ship, prewar)

2017-2018 Bob Hackett


TAISOKU MARU was completed by Asaki Shoji, K.K. of Tokyo as a 2,473-ton cargo ship for Murao Kisen Goshi
Kaisha K. K. of Kobe. In '44, TAISOKU MARU was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in W New Guinea.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Asaki Shoji, K.K. of Tokyo.
1918
Gross tonnage: 2,473-tons.
Dimensions: 278.2' x 40.6' x 24.7'
Propulsion: 1 x 3-cyl. triple expansion steam engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 176 n.h.p.
Speed: 8 knots
Armament: Unknown AP.