RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Kizan Maru Class Auxiliary Transport

(KINKA MARU, prewar)

2014-2018 Bob Hackett


KINKA MARU was completed as a cargo ship in 1938 for Kokusai Kisen, K.K. (International Steamship Co., Ltd), Tokyo. Her sister was
KINRYU MARU. KINKA MARU was sunk by a TF 38's Curtiss "Helldiver" SBC dive bomber off Bataan, Philippines in '44.
KINRYU MARU was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal, Solomons in '42.


Builder and
Year Completed:
Kawasaki Shipyard, Kobe.
1938
Gross tonnage: 9, 301-tons.
Dimensions: 471.2' (LPP) x 61.7' x 39.6'
Propulsion: Kawasaki MAN D 8 Z diesel engine, 10, 178 BHP 1 shaft
Speed: 18/21.6 knots
Armament: Unknown.