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.|
|Dimensions:||442' x 59’ x 34’|
|Armament:||2 x 120-mm (4.7-inch) guns. 1 x 12-mm, 2-7.7-mm MGs.|