Yusho Maru Class Rescue and Salvage Ship

(Salvage tug by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

YUSHO MARU was completed as a salvage vessel in 1928. She was requisitioned and converted by the IJN to a rescue and salvage ship in 1941. In Sep '43, YUSHO MARU struck a mine and sank in the Makassar Strait.

Builder and Year Completed: Kobe Steel (Harima SB), 1928.
Displacement: 807-tons.
Dimensions: 183.6' x 33 x 17
Propulsion: 1 reciprocating steam turbine engine, 1 shaft, maximum speed 14.6 knots.
Armament: Likely 13-mm MG and perhaps 25-mm AA.