© 2012 Bob Hackett
YOSHINO MARU was completed in 1907 as passenger cargo ship KLEIST for the Norddeutsche Lloyd (NDL) (North German Lloyd) Line. In 1919, after World War I, she was taken over by Britain in 1919 until 1922 when she was ceded to Japan and renamed YOSHINO MARU. Managed by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). In '37, she was chartered by the IJA. Later, she was converted to a hospital ship, and in '44 to a transport. In Jul '44, YOSHINO MARU was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine off Luzon, Philippines.
|F. Scichau, Danzig, Germany |
|Dimensions:||(LPP) 463' x 57'" x 11.8'|
|Propulsion:||Two coupled steam quadruple expansion engines, 7,074 IHP, 2 shafts|
|Speed:||cruising 10 knots, max 15.93 knots|