SS Yoshida Maru
|Name:||Yoshida Maru |
|Operator:||Nippon Yusen (NYK)|
|Builder:||Hakodate Dock at Hakodate, Hokkaidō|
|In service:||1941 - 1944|
|Fate:||lost in war|
|Tonnage:||2,921 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||93 m (305 ft)|
|Beam:||13.8 m (45 ft)|
|Propulsion:||1 turbine, single screw|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h)|
The Yoshida Maru was built at Hakodate; and she left port in August 1941 on her maiden voyage.
The 2,921-ton vessel had a length of 310 feet (93 m), and her beam was 45 feet (13.8 m). The single turbine, single screw propulsion produced an average speed of 11 knots (20 km/h).
World War II
Yoshida Maru was requisitioned as an auxiliary gunboat/minelayer and transport ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was armed with 3 guns of 12 cm and machineguns.
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