RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Annan Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(ANNAN MARU prewar)

2017 Bob Hackett


ANNAN MARU was completed in 1911 as a 3,016-ton cargo ship. Her sister CHOSEN MARU was also completed in 1911 as a 3,016-ton cargo ship. ANNAN MARUwas sunk by an USAFFE bombers in Sep '43, while sister CHOSEN MARU was sunk by an American submarine in Jan 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
1911
Gross tonnage: 3,016 tons.
Dimensions: 305' x 43' 9" x 27' 3"
Propulsion: Coupled 3 cyl steam turbine, 279 nhp, 1 x Screw
Speed: E 10 knots
Armament: Unknown