Kamikaze Maru Class Destroyer Tender

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(Passenger-cargo ship by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

2009 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall


Completed in 1937, KAMIKAZE MARU served as a passenger-cargo ship until she was requisitioned in 1938. She was converted to a destroyer tender KAMIKAZE MARU was sunk at Palau by Task Force 38 carrier aircraft in "Operation Desecrate One" in 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Osaka Iron Works
1937
Displacement: 4,916-tons standard.
Dimensions: 369' x 54' x 29'
Propulsion: 1 Ishikawajima geared steam turbine engine, 542 n.h.p, 1 shaft, speed 15 knots.
Armament: Unknown