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Banjo Maru, Japanese Gunboat


Specifications:


Tonnage 656 tons standard
Dimensions 153'11" by 25'11" by 12'10"
46.91m by 7.90m by 3.91m
Maximum speed       10.5 knots
Complement 112
Armament 1 6"/50 gun
1 4.7"/45 dual-purpose gun
3 machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft reciprocating
Coal-fired

The Banjo Maru (Banyo Maru in some references) was a decrepit old tub, completed in 1880 and useless except for river patrolling. She was at Takao when war broke out.


References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)



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