Taketoyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler


Completed as a passenger cargo ship in 1920 for Nippon Yusen Kaisha K. K. (Japan Mail Steamship Co.), TAKETOYO MARU was in NYK service until the outbreak of the Pacific War. Her sisters were LIMA, LISBON, LYONS, MATSUMOTO, MATSUE, TATSUNO, TAKAOKA MARUs and others.

In 1942, TAKETOYO MARU participated as a troop transport in the invasion of Java. Later that year, she was ordered converted from a cargo-passenger ship to an emergency tanker. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea in August 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Yokohama Dock Co.
Gross tonnage: 7,028-tons.
Dimensions: 461'8"' x 58' x 26'8"
Propulsion: Reciprocating steam, 2 shafts.
Speed: 12 knots cruising.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 8,780-tons
Armament: Unknown.