TOEI MARU Class Auxiliary Transports

(TOEI MARU prewar)

This class consists of TOEI MARU and TOHO MARU respectively completed in Jun 37 for Yamamoto Kisen K.K. and Feb 38 for Toho Kisen K.K. Both were requisitioned, TOEI MARU by the IJN converted to an auxiliary transport and TOHO MARU by the IJA as Army transport No. 516. Both were torpedoed and sunk by US submarines, TOEI MARU in Feb 44 and TOHO MARU in Jan 44.

Builder and Year Completed: Kobe. Kawasaki Zosensho K.K. shipyard 1937-1938
Gross tonnage: 4,004-4,092-tons
Dimensions: 353.7' Lpp x 49.9' x 27.6'
Propulsion: Two Steam Turbines, 1 shaft, 2200-2600 n.h.p.
Speed: 12-14 cruising, 14-16 max.
Armament: Unknown.