Teiyo Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

TEIYO MARU was completed in 1931. In Nov '41, she was requisitioned by the IJN and converted to an auxiliary fleet oiler. TEIYO MARU was torpedoed and sunk in Aug '44 while enroute from Japan to Singapore as part of the ill-fated convoy HI-71.

Builder and
Year Completed:
W Yokohama Dock Co.
Gross Tonnage: 9,849-tons.
Dimensions: 512' x 64' x 28.9'
Propulsion: 1 Kawasaki (MAN-type) diesel engine, 7,200 hp, maximum speed 17.5 knots.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 90,247 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel or approx. 12,312-tons of crude oil @7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown.