Tokusetsu Sensuibokan

About Tokusetsu-sensuibokan

The IJN called converted submarine tenders "Tokusetsu-sensuibokan". Their task was to engage in the service as a mother ship of Submarines. They had relaxation facilities for submarine crews, maintained and supply the submarines with ammunitions, torpedoes, victualages and water. Seven merchant ships were used as Tokusetsu-sensuibokan between 1937 and 1945.

Data of Tokusetsu-sensuibokan

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History of Tokusetsu-sensuibokan

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Yasukuni Maru

Santos Maru

Nagoya Maru

Rio de Janeiro Maru

Heian Maru

Hie Maru

Tsukushi Maru

 

Photo Source:

  1. Yasukuni Maru, Heian Maru, Hie Maru: Ships of the World. Kaijinsha Aug 1999
  2. Santos maru: M. Yamada & H. Noma. Nippon no kyakusen (1), Ships of the World. Kaijinsha
  3. Nagoya Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.34, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Apr 1982
  4. Rio de Janeiro Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.8, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Feb 1980
  5. Tsukushi Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.23, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai May 1981