YOSEI MARU Class Auxiliary Oiler

(Prewar Dutch tanker JOSEFINA, later YOSEI MARU)

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.

Builder and
Year Completed:
van Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappi, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Gross tonnage: 2,594-tons.
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
Armament: Unknown.