Yamashimo Maru Class Auxiliary Repair Ship
(YAMASHIMO MARU prewar in Yamashita Kisen's service)

Requisitioned by the IJN in 1941, YAMASHIMO MARU was converted to a transport from a cargo ship. Initially, she served in the Dutch East Indies and then the Solomons. In 1943, she was converted to a repair ship. YAMASHIMO MARU was torpedoed and sunk near Saipan in Febuary 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Tsurumi Shipyard, Tsurumi, 1937.
Displacement: 6, 777-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.