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|Tonnage||5644 tons displacement
|Dimensions||402'7" by 54'7" by ?
122.7m by 16.6m by ?
|Maximum speed||14 knots|
||2 4.7"/45 dual-purpose guns
||1-shaft geared turbine
The Shoei Maru was completed as a cargo ship for the Matsuoka Kisen K.K. Line in 1938. She was requisitioned
by the Japanese Navy and converted to an "auxiliary specially installed
construction warship" in April 1941. A month later she was renamed Matsue Maru. She was apparently serving with 4 Fleet when war broke out.
Matsue Maru was torpedoed on 12 May 1942 by submarine S-44 off New Ireland while under way to assist the striken minelayer Okinoshima.
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