RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Toyokawa Maru (Ex-Bangor) Class Transport

(TOYOKAWA MARU, prewar)


In 1911, BANGOR was completed as a passenger-cargo liner for A/S Bangor (Pederson Olsen) of Kristiania, Norway. In 1928, she was sold to Matsowa Kisen, K. K. of Fuchu, Japan and renamed TOYOKAWA MARU. During the Pacific War, TOYOKAWA MARU was chartered to the the Imperial Army (IJA) and served as a troop transport. In July 1945, she struck a mine off the Shimonoseki Straits and sank.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Wood, Skinner & Co., Ltd. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
1911
Gross tonnage: 5,123-tons
Dimensions: 380.5 x 50.4 x 20.8
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engine, 277 n.h.p., 1 screw
Speed: 10 knots cruising.
Armament: Unknown Unknown