RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Takekawa Maru-Class Auxiliary Transport

(TAKEKAWA MARU, prewar)

2014 Bob Hackett


TAKEKAWA MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1939. Her sister was UMEKAWA MARU. Both TAKEKAWA and UMEKAWA MARUs were requisitioned by the IJA and both were torpedoed and sunk by American submarines in the Pacific War.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Tsurumi Seitetsu Zosen K. K..
1939
Gross tonnage: 1,931-tons.
Dimensions: 267'4 " x 39-6" x 20'1"
Propulsion: Coupled triple reciprocating steam engine, 1,300 IHP, 1 shaft
Speed: 9-10 knots cruising, 13.5 knots max.
Armament: Unknown