YATSUSHIRO MARU - Class Auxiliary storeship


This class consists of YATSUSHIRO, AZUCHI, MAMIYA, SAPPORO, TESHIO and KITAMI MARUs, all completed in 1930 for Kyodo Gyogyo K.K. All were requisitioned by the IJN. YATSUSHIRO MARU was converted to an auxiliary subchaser and the others to auxiliary stores ships. All were sunk from various causes between Apr 42 and Mar 45.

Builder and Year Completed: Hikoshima or Shimonoseki. Mitsubishi Zosen K.K. shipyard.
Gross tonnage: 361-tons to 397-tons
Dimensions: 159.1(lpp) x 24.0' x 13.8'
Propulsion: One diesel engine, one shaft, 470 shp.
Speed: Cruising: Unknown
Armament: Unknown