RIKUGUN YUSOSEN

Yawata Maru Class Transport

(YAWATA MARU, prewar)



This class consisted of KATORI, MEIJI, MISHIMA, SUMIYOSHI and YAWATA MARUs. All five were completed as cargo ships for Hinode Kisen, K. K. of Tokyo between 1935 and 1940. KATORI, MEIJI, SUMIYOSHI and YAWATA MARUs were sunk by American submarines while MISHIMA MARU survived the war.

Builder and
Years Completed:
Asano Co. Shipyard, Tsurumi.
1935-1940
Gross tonnage: 1,851~1,934-tons
Dimensions: 267.5 x 29.6 x 20.1
Propulsion: triple expansion steam engines, 1,500 IHP
Speed: 13.8 knots
Armament: Unknown Unknown