Tokusetsu Suijokibokan

About Tokusetsu-suijokibokan

The IJN called converted seaplane tenders "Tokusetsu-suijokibokan". Their task was to carry on sea-planes and to act as movable flont-line base. Ten merchant ships were used as Tokusetsu-suijokibokan between 1937 and 1945. "Kagu Maru", "Kinugasa Maru" and "Noshiro Maru (Noshirogawa Maru)" were removed from the navy list before the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Data of Tokusetsu-suijokibokan

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History of Tokusetsu-suijokibokan

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Kamikawa Maru

Kimikawa Maru

Sanyo Maru

Sanuki Maru

Sagara Maru

Kiyokawa Maru

Kunikawa Maru

 

Photo Source:

  1. Kamikawa Maru: Maru Special No.25. Ushioshobo
  2. Kimikawa Maru, Sagara Maru: History of Japanese Aircraft Carriers, Ships of the World, Special Issue No.40. Kaijinsha
  3. Sanyo Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.151, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Feb 1992
  4. Sanuki Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.29, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Nov 1981
  5. Kiyokawa Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.23, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai May 1981
  6. Kunikawa Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.100, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Nov 1987