Tokusetsu Kokukiumpankan

About Tokusetsu-kokukiumpankan

The IJN called converted aircraft transports "Tokusetsu-kokukiumpankan". Their task was to transort personnel, air-crafts and materials of flying corps. If necessary, they also engaged in the service as a seaplane tender. Eleven merchant ships were used as Tokusetsu-kokukiumpankan between 1937 and 1945. "Kamikawa Maru" was transferred to Tokusetsu-suijyokibokan before the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Data of Tokusetsu-kokukiumpankan

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History of Tokusetsu-kokukiumpankan

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Katsuragi Maru

Goshu Maru

Fujikawa Maru

Komaki Maru

Lyon Maru

Kamogawa Maru

Keisho Maru

Mogamigawa Maru

Nagoya Maru

Kanto Maru

 

Photo Source:

  1. Katsuragi Maru: Uraga Dock. Uraga Dock 60 nenshi. 1957
  2. Goshu Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.72, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Jul 1985
  3. Fujikawa Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.64, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Nov 1984
  4. Komaki Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.18, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Dec 1980
  5. Lyon Maru, Kamogawa Maru, Keiyo Maru, Kanto Maru: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Shinzosen shashinshi. 1981
  6. Mogamigawa Maru: Japanese Cargo Ships in Retrospect No.27, Ships of the World. Kaijinsha Nov 1998
  7. Nagoya Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.34, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Apr 1982