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Kinryu Maru, Japanese Auxiliary Cruiser


Specifications:


Tonnage 9309 gross register tons
Dimensions 475'7" by 62'9" by 26'0"
144.96m by 19.13m by 7.92m
Maximum speed       18 knots
Aircraft
1 seaplane
Armament 4 6"/50 guns
2 13mm/76 AA guns
2 53cm (21") torpedo tubes
Machinery
1-shaft Kawasaki MAN diesel (7600 shp)


The Kinryu Maru was a merchant ship of the Kokusai line built by Kawasaki at Kobe in 1938. She was converted to a commerce raiding role at Kure just before war broke out, and was with Wake Invasion Force when war came. Here, as on many other occasions throughout her career, she was used as a transport. She was sunk by aircraft on 25 August 1942 north of Guadalcanal while on transport duty.


References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-11-27)
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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