Shuri Maru Class Destroyer Tender


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

2008-2009 Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall

Revision 1


Completed in 1928, SHURI MARU served as a passenger-cargo ship until she was requisitioned in 1937. She was converted to a gunboat and later a destroyer tender. SHURI MARU was sunk by an American submarine in 1945.

Builders and
Year Completed:
Uraga Dock, Tokyo
1928
Displacement: 1,857-tons standard.
Dimensions: 260' x 39' x 23'
Propulsion: Lentz-type compound marine steam engine, 1,886 IHP, maximum speed 14.2 knots.
Armament: Unknown