Kamo Maru Class Transport

(Sister ATSUTA MARU, prewar)


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.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
1908-1909
Gross tonnage: 8,520-tons.
Dimensions: 465 x 56.6 x 34.6
Propulsion: 2 triple expansion steam engines, 2 screws 474 NHP
Speed: 16.4 knots
Armament: Varied AA