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TENRYU MARU Class Auxiliary Transport

(TENRYU MARU prewar)

This class consists of TENRYU, SHINRYU, FUSHIMI, SANKO, KAMIKAZE MARUs and SHINSEI MARU No. 6 completed between Dec 36 and Oct 38 for various shipping companies. All were requisitioned; FUSHIMI and SANKO MARUs by THE IJA as Army transports No. 287 and No. 394, the others by the IJN: TENRYU and SHINRYU MARU were converted to auxiliary transports, KAMIKAZE MARU to an auxiliary destroyer tender and SHINSEI MARU No. 6 to an auxiliary collier/oiler. All were sunk from various causes between Aug 42 and May 44.

Builder and Year Completed: Innoshima or Sakurajima. Osaka Ironworks K.K. shipyards
1936 to 1938
Gross tonnage: 4,861-4,958-tons
Dimensions: 369.8' Lpp x 54.1' x 29.2'
Propulsion: One Ishikawajima geared steam turbine, 1 shaft, 2600 n.h.p.
Speed: 12 cruising, 15 max.
Armament: Unknown.