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Noshiro Maru, Japanese Auxiliary Cruiser

Specifications:

Tonnage 7184 gross register tons
Dimensions 448'6" by 62'4" by 27'8"
136.7m by 19.0m by 8.4m
Maximum speed       18.5 knots
Aircraft
2 seaplanes
Armament 4 6"/50 guns
1 3.1" AA gun
2 light machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft Mitsubishi diesel (6700 shp)
Bunkerage
1500 tons
Modifications
Converted to a transport in 1942


The Noshiro Maru was a merchant ship of the Nippon Yusen K.K. line converted to a commerce raiding role.  She was at Yokosuka when war broke out, was converted to a transport in 1942, and was sunk by aircraft on 24 September 1944 at Manila.

References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-12-7)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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