Tonan Maru Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

Ex-whale oil factory ship TONAN MARU was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by an American submarine in November 1943.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Denny & Bros., Scotland
Gross tonnage: 9,866-tons.
Dimensions: 460.4' x 60.2' x 31.2'
Propulsion: Triple-expansion engines, 5, 700 IHP, 13.1 knots maximum speed.
Oil Cargo Capacity: 86,780 barrels @ 42 gals/barrel
or 11,839-tons of crude oil
@7.33 barrels per metric ton
Armament: Unknown