Takachiho Maru Class Transport

(TAKACHIHO MARU, prewar)


Completed in 1920 as a passenger cargo ship for the Osaka Shoshen Kaisha (OSK) Line, TAKACHIHO MARU was in OSK service from Kobe to Formosa until the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War. In '38, TAKACHIHO MARU participated as a transport carrying troops to China. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in the Formosa Strait in Mar '43.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
1934
Gross tonnage: 8,154-tons.
Dimensions: 468' x 58.5' x 37'
Propulsion: Mitsubishi all impulse Zoelly steam turbines, 9,185 HP
Speed: 14.7 knots cruising, 19.2 knots max.
Armament: Unknown.