Completed as a passenger cargo ship in 1927 for Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. JOSEFINA was in service with Nederlandsch Indische Tankstoomboot (N.I.T.) Maatschappij until the outbreak of the Pacific War. In 1941, JOSEFINA was militarized and became part of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). She was designated TAN 6. On 2 Mar ’42, . she was scuttled to avoid capture and sunk off Surabaya, Java. Later in ‘42, she was refloated by the Japanese repaired and renamed YOSEI MARU. In May ’45 she was sunk by an American submarine.
|van Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw
Maatschappi, Amsterdam, Netherlands.|
|Dimensions:||302.1' x 49.7' x 15’|
|Propulsion:||Werkspoor 2-cyl. Reciprocating steam, 1500 hp. 2 shafts.|
|Speed:||10 knots cruising.|
|Oil Cargo Capacity:||Unknown|