Kenbu Maru Class Transport

(KENBU MARU under attack)

KENBU MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1942 for Nakata Zosensho K.K., Osaka. In 1943, KENBU MARU
was requisitioned by the IJA. On 3 Mar '43, KENBU MARU was bombed and sunk by aircraft of the United States Army
Air Forces and Royal Australian Air Force in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Nakata Zosensho K.K., Osaka
Gross tonnage: 953-tons.
Dimensions: 57.7' x 9.4'
Propulsion: 1 x Diesel engine, single shaft, 1 screw 471 NHP
Speed: E 10 knots cruising
Armament: Unknown