Yamabiko Maru Class Auxiliary Repair Ship

(YAMABIKO MARU prewar)

Commissioned in 1941, the YAMABIKO MARU was converted to a repair ship from a passenger steamer. Her main operating base was at Rabaul. The YAMABIKO MARU was torpedoed and sunk off the Bonins in January 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Uraga Dock Yard, Tokyo, 1937.
Displacement: 6,795-tons.
Dimensions: 442' x 59 x 34
Armament: 2 x 120-mm (4.7-inch) guns. 1 x 12-mm, 2-7.7-mm MGs.