(TENYO MARU in peacetime)
Completed in 1935, TENYO MARU was built as a 6,843-ton cargo ship. She was used on Mitsui’s New York route for five years. Just prior to Pearl Harbor,
TENYO MARU was converted to a large minelayer. In March 1942, TENYO MARU was bombed by USN carrier aircraft and sank off Lae, New Guinea.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, 1935.|
||431' x 58’ x 32'.15''
|Propulsion and Speed:
||1 diesel, 1 shaft, 13.5 knots.