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Yamashiro Maru, Japanese Merchant Aircraft Carrier

Specifications:

Tonnage 15,864 tons normal
Dimensions 485'7" by 66'11" by 29'6"
148.0m by 20.4m by 8.0m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Complement 221
Aircraft 410' (125m) flight deck
8 aircraft
Armament 16 25mm/60 AA guns
120 depth charges
Machinery
Turbines
Range 9000 nautical miles (17,000 km) at 13 knots


The Yamashiro Maru was a Type 2TL tanker converted for convoy escort duty. She was completed in early 1945 and sunk by aircraft on 1945-2-17 in Yokohama harbor. A sister ship was planned but never completed.

References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Worth (2001)


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