YOSHIDA MARU No. 2 Class Transport

(YOSHIDA MARU No. 2, prewar)

This class consisted of YOSHIDA MARU No. 2, YOSHIDA MARU No. 3, TAMATSU, SUEZ and EHIME MARUs completed between 1917 and 1920. In 1942, SUEZ MARU was chartered by the Imperial Army (IJA). She was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine in Nov 43.

Builders and
Years Completed:
Sumitomo Shipbuilding & Machinery Co. Ltd., Uraga.
Gross tonnage: 4,745-tons.
Dimensions: 360' (LPP) x 51' x 28.4'
Propulsion: 1 Coupled triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, 1 shaft.
Speed: 10 knots cruising, 11 knots maximum
Armament: Unknown.