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|Tonnage||7200 gross register tons
10,230 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||449'0" by 59'8" by 36'5"
136.86m by 18.19m by 11.1m
|Maximum speed||15.5 knots|
|Range||4000 nautical miles (6400 km) at 12 knots
The 3As were standardized cargo vessels.
They were designed for mass production rather than commercial economy,
like the American Liberty Ships.
However, they were a bit sturdier and faster than the 2As, which made them a bit
less vulnerable to submarines.
Only one of these ships was launched in 1945 before the surrender.
The Tobata Maru, which was
completed on 15 May 1945, survived the war.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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