RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Tokushima Maru-Class Auxiliary Transport

(TOKUSHIMA MARU by Ueda Kihachiro)

2014 Bob Hackett


TOKUSHIMA MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1913. Her sister was TOTTORI MARU. Both TOKUSHIMA and TOTTORI MARUs were requisitioned by the IJA while TOTTORI MARU was also later requisitioned by the IJN. Both were torpedoed and sunk by American submarines in the Pacific War.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Russell & Co, Glasgow, Scotland.
1913-1914
Gross tonnage: 6,055-tons.
Dimensions: 422'5 " x 55-6" x 31'3"
Propulsion: Coupled triple reciprocating steam engine, 266 NHP, 3,246 IHP, 1 shaft
Speed: 10 knots cruising
Armament: Unknown