Yasukuni Maru Class Auxiliary Submarine Depot Ship

(Yasukuni Maru as a prewar NYK liner)

Requisitioned by the IJN in 1940, the YASUKUNI MARU was converted to a submarine depot ship in 1941. She remained in this role until torpedoed and sunk off Truk in January 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, 1930
Displacement: 11,933-tons.
Dimensions: 507.6' x 64 x 30
Propulsion: 2 Krupp Germania diesels, 2 shafts, 7, 600 shp.
Armament: Six 152-mm/50 cal. (6-inch) licence-built Vickers guns (6x1) and two Type 93 dual mount 13.2-mm machine guns and one 1110-mm and one 900-mm search light.