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.
|Kawasaki Zosensho, Kobe and Mitsubishi Zosensho,
|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|