(TOA MARU as an Iino Kaiun
In 1941, TOA MARU MARU was requisitioned by the IJN and ordered converted to an auxiliary oiler. TOA MARU's sisters were TOHO and KYOKUTO MARUs. TOHO and TOA MARUs were torpedoed and sunk by American submarines in March and November 1943 respectively. KYOKUTO MARU was bombed and sunk in September 1944.
|Kawasaki Dockyard, Kobe |
||502.3' x 64.9’ x 37.1’
||1 Kawasaki (MAN- type) diesel engine,
8,611 hp, maximum speed 19.5 knots.
|Oil Cargo Capacity:
||93,000 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
approx. 12,687-tons of crude oil
@ 7.33 barrels per metric
||1 x 4.7-inch (120-mm) LA gun.