TATEYAMA MARU Class Auxiliary Water Tankers

(TATEYAMA MARU prewar Peter Cundall Collection)

This class consists of TATEYAMA and OYAMA MARUs, respectively completed in 1937 and 1941 for various shipping companies. OYAMA MARU was requisitioned by the IJA and served as Army transport No. 458. She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Apr 43. TATEYAMA MARU was requisitioned by the IJN and registered in Sep 41 as an auxiliary water tanker. She was bombed and sunk by carrier-based aircraft in Dec 43.

Builder and Year Completed: Tamano. Mitsui Bussan Zosenbu K.K
1938 and 1941
Gross tonnage: 3,787-tons and 3,809-tons
Dimensions: 337.8' (lpp) x 48.2' x 26,2'
Propulsion: One Triple expansion reciprocated steam engine, 1 shaft, 1,000 s.h.p.
Speed: 12 knots cruising, 14.5 max.
Armament: Unknown