(ZUISHO MARU drawing Peter Cundall collection)
This class consists of ZUISHO MARU only, completed in Aug 40 for Kawabata Zenkichi and sold in 44 to Nihon Kinkai Kisen K.K. She was requisitioned in Aug 41 by the IJN and converted in Jan 42 to an auxiliary anti-submarine netlayer. In Dec 42, she was removed from the Navys list and released to her owners. She was sunk in Feb 45 probably by air attack off Hong Kong SE Island.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Osaka. Osaka Zosensho K.K. shipyard
||155.8(lpp) x 28,2' x 14.1'
||Two diesel engines, two shafts, 450 shp.|
||Standard military equipment:|
One 8cm/25cal deck gun, one 60cm searchlight, One DC rack, Two Type 1 DC throwers, 8DCs and two Type 96 anti-submarine nets.
From May 42: One 8cm/40cal deck gun