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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

auxiliary gunboats of WW II

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

あきつ丸 <Akitsu Maru> 16/11/1936 // 11/1938 Mitsubishi, Kobe 1038 60.0x10.0x4.9   1VTE, 670   returned 10/1940
安州丸 <Anshu Maru> 8/5/1937 // 12/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2601 90.7x13.7x7.2   1VTE, 1300   transport 12/1943
武昌丸 <Busho Maru> 8/3/1921 // 10/1940 Osaka Tekko 2552 86.7x12.9x7.0   1VTE, 1600   returned 10/1943
千歳丸 <Chitose Maru> 28/4/1921 // 9/1941 Yokohama Dock 2668 91.4x13.1x7.6   1VTE, 2400   returned 6/1945
第2長安丸 <Choan Maru 2-go> 18/12/1926 // 12/1941 Kobe Seiko 2631 86.8x13.8x7.0   1diesel, 1900   returned 10/1943
長白山丸 <Chohakusan Maru> 27/3/1928 // 11/1937 Uraga Senkyo 2131 85.5x12.5x7.1   1VTE, 1300   mercantile 11/1938 - 11/1941, sunk 1/3/1945
長平丸 <Chohei Maru> 14/7/1920 // 11/1937 Fujinagata Zosen 1716 79.2x11.7x5.8   1VTE, 1700   returned 11/1938
長寿山丸 <Chojusan Maru> 27/11/1928 // 9/1937 Uraga Senkyo 2131 85.3x12.5x7.1   1VTE, 1300   mercantile 11/1938 - 12/1941, sunk 9/11/1944
鳥海丸 <Chokai Maru> 25/1/1932 // 12/1940 Mitsui Bussan 2658 91.4x13.1x6.9   1diesel, 880   sunk 14/10/1941
第2朝光丸 <Choko Maru 2-go> 7/4/1927 // 12/1941 Osaka Tekko 2629 86.7x13.8x7.0   1diesel, 1900   returned 10/1943
長沙丸 <Chosa Maru> 18/6/1921 // 11/1940 Osaka Tekko 2538 86.7x12.9x7.0   1VTE, 1600   sunk 20/8/1943
長運丸 <Choun Maru> 9/6/1940 // 12/1941 Kaawaminami Kogyo 1914 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1300   returned 5/1945
大同丸 <Daido Maru> 19/9/1935 // 11/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2962 90.7x13.7x7.2   1VTE, 1300   sunk 4/12/1943
7大源丸 <Daigen Maru 7-go> 8/1937 // 11/1938 Namura Zosen 1289 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE   returned 4/1944
デリー丸 <Delhi Maru> 12/6/1922 // 11/1937 Osaka Tekko 2205 82.3x13.1x6.8   1VTE, 1600   mercantile 11/1939 - 12/1941, sunk 16/1/1944
江戸丸 <Edo Maru> 10/5/1937 // 12/1940 Osaka Zosen 1299 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE, 1100   sunk 13/8/1943
栄福丸 <Eifuku Maru> 8/12/1938 // 9/1941 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 3520 104.8x14.7x8.5   1VTE, 1800   sunk 8/2/1945
福山丸 <Fukuyama Maru> 20/1/1937 // 10/1940 Harima Zosen 3581 103.2x14.6x7.9   1VTE, 1900   returned 6/1942
白海丸 <Hakkai Maru> 25/8/1939 // 8/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2921 94.2x13.7x7.5   1VTE, 2800   sunk 5/5/1943
八海山 <Hakkaisan Maru> 25/3/1937 // 9/1941 Harima Zosen 3311 97.0x14.0x7.5   1VTE, 1500   sunk 22/10/1942
平壌丸 <Heijo Maru> 19/7/1940 // 12/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2627 93.8x13.7x7.5   1VTE, 1400   sunk 3/9/1943
弘玉丸 <Hirotama Maru> 18/7/1939 // 12/1940 Kawaminami Kogyo 1911 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1300   returned 7/1942
第2日吉丸 <Hiyoshi Maru 2-go> 7/10/1936 // 12/1941 Tsurumi Zosen 1287 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE, 1000   returned 10/1943
報国丸 <Hokoku Maru> 3/12/1936 // 9/1939 Tsurumi Zosen 1274 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE, 1000   transport 2/1945
香港丸 <Hong Kong Maru> 27/11/1935 // 12/1941 Mitsubishi, Kobe 2797 90.9x13.7x7.7   1turbine   sunk 21/6/1943
生田丸 <Ikuta Maru> 29/10/1936 // 11/1940 Yokohama Dock 2968 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   sunk 12/1/1944
壽山丸 <Juzan Maru> 8/8/1940 // 9/1941 Tama Zosen 3943 108.0x15.4x7.4   1VTE, 2300   returned 10/1943
河北丸 <Kahoku Maru> 20/4/1931 // 9/1941 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3352 102.6x14.7x7.3   1diesel   returned 1/1943
海鵬丸 <Kaiho Maru> 20/6/1917 // 1/1945 Kure K K 1093 64.0x9.4x4.2 11 2diesels, 950 2 x 1 - 76/40 sunk 19/4/1945
神津丸 <Kamitsu Maru> 27/5/1937 // 12/1940 Harima Zosen 2721 92.3x13.7x7.4   1turbine, 515   returned 5/1945
観光丸 <Kanko Maru> 16/8/1938 // 10/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2929 90.7x13.7x7.2   2turbine/VTE   sunk 10/1/1942
笠置丸 <Kasagi Maru> 3/3/1928 // 8/1941 Yokohama Dock 3140 99.2x14.0x8.2   1VTE, 1900   sunk 28/1/1944
香取丸 <Katori Maru> 28/2/1938 // 9/1941 Tsurumi Zosen 1933 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1600   transport 10/1943
第2桂丸 <Katsura Maru 2-go> 27/1/1937 // 12/1941 Goshi Kaisha 1368 69.4x10.3x5.7   1VTE, 980   returned 1/1943
華山丸 <Kazan Maru> 23/2/1926 // 9/1937 Osaka Tekkosho 2103 85.3x12.5x6.4   1VTE, 1200   mercantile  12/1938 - 9/1941, returned 1/1945
京城丸 <Keijo Maru> 12/10/1939 // 9/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2626 93.8x13.7x7.5   1VTE, 1400   sunk 21/6/1942
京畿丸 <Keiki Maru> 9/1914 // 11/1938 Osaka Tekkosho 1006 59.4x9.3x5.7   1VTE, 640   returned 9/1939
恵光丸 <Keiko Maru> 18/7/1938 // 9/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2929 90.7x13.7x7.2   1VTE/turbine   sunk 8/11/1942
敬神丸 <Keishin Maru> 27/11/1939 // 12/1941 Sanoyasu Dock 1434 68.4x10.9x5.7   1VTE, 1000   sunk 1/5/1943
金剛山丸 <Kongosan Maru> 21/12/1927 // 12/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2119 85.5x12.5x7.1   1VTE, 1300   sunk 4/5/1942
高昌丸 <Kosho Maru> 9/3/1940 // 12/1941 Namura Zosen 1365 68.9x10.9x5.8   1VTE, 1000   sunk 22/5/1944
廣和丸 <Kowa Maru> 20/11/1939 // 12/1941 Nakata Zosen 1106 64.5x9.7x5.6   1diesel, 490   returned 10/1943
會寧丸 <Kwainei Maru> 8/1920 // 11/1938 Osaka Tekkosho 1010 60.9x9.3x5.7   1VTE, 670   returned 12/1940
まがね丸 <Magane Maru> 15/6/1940 // 9/1941 Harima Zosen 3120 97.0x14.0x7.5   1VTE, 1600   sunk 23/1/1944
満陽丸 <Manyo Maru> 18/10/1937 // 12/1940 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 2904 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   sunk 5/3/1945
第1明治丸 <Meiji Maru 1-go> 16/4/1937 // 12/1941 Tsurumi Zosen 1934 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1400   sunk 20/4/1943
妙見丸 <Myoken Maru> 18/7/1938 // 9/1941 Harima Zosen 4124 110.9x15.2x8.8   1turbine, 3100   sunk 24/1/1942
那智丸 <Nachi Maru> 9/10/1926 // 2/1943 Mitsubishi, Kobe 1605 70.1x11.2x6.1   2diesels, 1200   surrendered 8/1945
長田丸 <Nagata Maru> 27/11/1936 // 10/1940 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 2969 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   transport 7/1942
南浦特級市丸 <Nampo Maru> 8/5/1940 // 12/1940 Tama Zosen 1206 68.1x10.2x5.6   1VTE   sunk 15/6/1942
第1南海丸 <Nankai Maru 1-go> 5/5/1938 // 11/1938 Ohara Zosen 1163 65.9x10.3x5.6   1VTE, 650   returned 10/1939
日海丸 <Nikkai Maru> 1/3/1938 // 12/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2562 90.8x13.7x7.2   1VTE/turbine, 1200   transport 10/1943
第2日章丸 <Nissho Maru 2-go> 8/1940 // 12/1941 Ohara Zosen 1386 68.7x10.6x6.2   1VTE   returned 10/1943
第12日章丸 <Nissho Maru 12-go> 24/10/1936 // 11/1938 Ohara Zosen 1199 67.2x10.3x5.7   1VTE, 810   transport 1/1943
第16日章丸 <Nissho Maru 16-go> 5/7/1939 // 12/1941 Ohara Zosen 1173 65.9x10.3x5.6   1VTE, 610   netlayer 10/1943
億洋丸 <Okuyo Maru> 15/1/1938 // 9/1941 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 2904 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   sunk 10/1/1944
北京丸 <Peking Maru> 7/8/1937 // 12/1941 Mitsubishi, Kobe 2288 80.8x12.8x6.4   1VTE, 2100   sunk 28/7/1944
さんらもん丸 <Ramon Maru> 20/9/1920 // 1/1942   3513 98.7x14.0x7.6   turbine   returned 4/1942
櫨山丸 <Rozan Maru> 6/10/1920 // 9/1937 Uraga Senkyo 2531 86.7x12.9x7.0   1VTE, 1600   returned 9/1938
菱徳丸 <Ryotoku Maru> 17/3/1938 // 9/1941 Tama Zosen 3483 105.8x15.2x7.5   1VTE, 1800   returned 8/1942
西京丸 <Saikyo Maru> 4/11/1936 // 12/1940 Osaka Zosen 1296 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE, 1100   sunk 28/6/1942
山東丸 <Santo Maru> 15/4/1931 // 9/1941 Mitsui Zosen 3266 102.4x14.7x7.3   1diesel, 880   returned 1/1943
清海丸 <Seikai Maru> 9/3/1940 // 1941 Uraga Senkyo 2693 93.6x13.7x7.6   1VTE/turbine   sunk 16/9/1943
盛京丸 <Seikyo Maru> 20/9/1934 // 11/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2608 90.9x13.7x7.2   1diesel, 1200   returned 8/1942
扇海丸 <Senkai Maru> 24/11/1926 // 11/1937 Mitsui Zosen 2103 83.9x12.4x6.4   1VTE, 2100   returned 11/1938
扇洋丸 <Senyo Maru> 17/9/1937 // 9/1941 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 2904 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   sunk 25/8/1942
2進宏丸 <Shinko Maru 2-go> 29/11/1938 // 9/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2577 90.8x13.7x7.2   1VTE/turbine, 1200   surrendered 8/1945
新京丸 <Shinkyo Maru> 24/11/1932 // 10/1940 Uraga Senkyo 2672 90.0x13.7x7.2   1VTE, 1100   returned 12/1943
5神鷹丸 <Shinyo Maru 5-go> 11/2/1937 // 9/1941 Mukaishima Dock 1498 73.5x10.6x5.8   1VTE, 1000   sunk 18/2/1942
昌榮丸 <Shoei Maru> 27/8/1936 // 10/1940 Harima Zosen 3580 103.2x14.6x7.9   1VTE, 1900   sunk 25/5/1943
昌榮丸 <Shoei Maru> 6/12/1936 // 9/1941 Hakodate Dock 1986 83.0x12.2x6.4   1VTE, 2600   returned 3/1943
2昌榮丸 <Shoei Maru 2-go> 11/1938 // 12/1941 Osaka Zosen 1877 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1400   returned 2/1943
祥光丸 <Shoko Maru> 7/3/1939 // 12/1941 Osaka Zosen 1933 82.8x12.2x6.2   1VTE, 1400   transport 10/1943
正徳丸 <Shotoku Maru> 16/1/1938 // 9/1941 Hakodate Dock 1964 83.0x12.2x6.4   1VTE   sunk 28/6/1944
首里丸 <Shuri Maru> 26/9/1928 // 9/1937 Osaka Senkyo 1857 79.2x11.8x7.0   1VTE, 1400   torpedo recovery vessel 11/1939
大興丸 <Taiko Maru> 27/12/1936 // 12/1940 Mitsubishi, Yokohama 2984 93.1x13.8x8.0   1VTE, 1800   sunk 14/7/1944
輝島丸 <Terushima Maru> 27/4/1937 // 9/1941 Harima Zosen 3110 98.5x14.0x7.6   1diesel, 1900   returned 10/1943
東密丸 <Tomitsu Maru> 26/7/1937 // 11/1940 Mitsubishi, Kobe 2933 93.0x13.8x8.0   1turbine, 1600   sunk 22/10/1944
東照丸 <Tosho Maru> 30/11/1936 // 11/1938 Namura Zosen 1289 66.8x10.9x5.6   1VTE, 1000   auxiliary 6/1943
豊津丸 <Toyotsu Maru> 28/6/1937 // 9/1941 Mitsubishi, Kobe 2930 93.0x13.8x8.0   1turbine, 1600   sunk 1/2/1942
東山丸 <Tozan Maru> 7/4/1926 // 12/1941 Osaka Tekko 2103 85.3x12.5x6.4   1VTE, 1200   transport 10/1942
浮島丸 <Ukishima Maru> 26/12/1936 // 4/1943 Mitsui Zosen 4730 108.4x15.7x7.0 16.5 1 diesel, 3100 6 x 1 - 120/45 transport 2/1945
1順陽丸 <Unyo Maru 1-go> 20/12/1936 // 12/1941 Harima Zosen 2039 84.6x12.1x6.4   1diesel, 1500   transport 5/1945
吉田丸 <Yoshida Maru> 9/5/1941 // 9/1941 Hakodate Dock 2926 93.0x13.8x8.0   1VTE   returned 10/1943
瑞光丸 <Zuiko Maru> 4/5/1939 // 9/1941 Uraga Senkyo 2577 90.8x13.7x7.2   1VTE/turbine   wrecked 14/12/1941

100 - 1000 BRT

Aso Maru (1932, 703, 12/1940 - 9/5/1943), Fukuei Maru 10-go (1936, 847, 3/1942 - 10/1943), Giyu Maru (1938, 877, 11/1938 - 12/1940), Hino Maru 2-go (1935, 997, 3/1942 - 10/1943), Hyakufuku Maru (1928, 986, 10/1938 - 6/1943), Kenzan Maru (1938, 950, 12/1940 - 6/1941), Kiri Maru 8-go (1937, 945, 11/1938 - 12/1940), Kiso Maru (1932, 703, 12/1940 - 12/9/1944), Shinko Maru 1-go (1938, 934, 11/1938 - 4/1944), Shosei Maru (1929, 998, 10/1938 - 2/1944), Unkai Maru 10-go (1939, 851, 10/1939 - 6/1943)

 

Ship project history: Commercial vessels, converted to gunboats.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Fate Notes: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14