In 1908, KAMO MARU was completed as a passenger-cargo
liner for Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), K.K. Her sisters were HIRANO, MIYAZAKI,
KITANO, ATSUTA and MISHIMA MARUs. HIRANO and MIYAZAKI MARUS KAMO MARU were
torpedoed and sunk in World War One. KITANO, ATSUTA and KAMO MARUs were sunk in
the Pacific War.