Takasago Maru Class

(TAKASAGO MARU prewar in OSK service)

TAKASAGO MARU was completed as a passenger-cargo ship for Osaka Shosen (OSK Line) in 1937. Requisitioned by the IJN in 1941, she was converted to a hospital ship. She survived the war and was used as a transport for the Allied Repatration Service from 1945 to 1947. She was sold for scrap in 1956.

Builder: Mitsubishi Nagasaki.
Year Completed: 1937
Displacement: 9, 315-tons
Dimensions: Length 818', beam 60.7', draft ?
Propulsion: 2
steam turbines, 2 shafts, 8,500 SHP, 20.2 knots.
Number of Passengers Carried: 1,079 passengers.