TOYOOKA MARU-Class IJA Transports

(LIMA MARU, prewar)

This class consists of TOYOOKA, LIMA, TOKIWA, TOYAMA TSURUGA and, TSUYAMA MARUs completed between 1915 and 1920 for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Tokyo.

All ships in this class were converted to auxiliary transports. All were sunk by submarines during the Pacific War. TSURUGA MARU was sunk by a Dutch submarine in 42 while LIMA, TOYOOKA, TOKIWA TOYAMA and TSUYAMA MARUs were all sunk by American submarines in 44.

Builders and
Years Completed:
Kawasaki Zosensho, Kobe and Mitsubishi Zosensho, Nagasaki.
1915 -1920
Gross tonnage: 7,500-tons (nominal)
Dimensions: 445' (LPP) x 58' x 34'
Propulsion: Triple coupled reciprocating steam engines, 2 shafts, 5,304 i.h.p.
Speed: 12 knots cruising, 14 knots maximum
Armament: Unknown.