Tokusetsu Unsosen (Zatsuyosen) (Page 1)

About Tokusetsu Unsosen (Zatsuyosen)

The IJN called auxiliary transports "Tokusetsu Unsosen (Zatsuyosen)". Their task was to transport personnel, mails and various military stores. Two hundred thirty four ships were used as Tokusetsu-unsosen (Zatsuyosen) between 1937 and 1945. Shinsho Maru, Choko Maru, Calcutta Maru, Ikuta Maru, Tomitsu Maru, Taiko Maru, Taijin Maru and Kyokko Maru were removed from the navy list before the outbreak of the Pacific War while Kinryu Maru, Katsuragi Maru and Soyo Maru were transferred to the other categories. Sixty four ships were transferred from the other categories during the Pacific War.

Data of Tokusetsu Unsosen (Zatsuyosen)

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History of Tokusetsu Unsosen (Zatsuyosen)

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Nachisan Maru

Manko Maru

Muro Maru

Myoko Maru

Kimishima Maru

Tatsuwa Maru

Muko Maru

Meiten Maru

Kenryu Maru

Tatsuho Maru

Kofuku Maru

Kenyo Maru

Kaisho Maru

Nojima Maru

Choko Maru

Hokuroku Maru

 

Photo Source:

  1. Nachisan Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.250, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai May 2000
  2. Manko Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.35, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai May 1982
  3. Muro Maru: K. Ueno. Sempaku 100 nenshi Zempen. Ariake Shobo 1957
  4. Myoko Maru, Meiten Maru: Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. 35 nenshi 1953
  5. Kimishima Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.92, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai March 1987
  6. Tatsuwa Maru: Japanese Cargo Ships in Retrospect No.6, Ships of the World. Kaijinsha Feb 1997
  7. Muko Maru: Yamashita Kisen K.K. Sanyo Kai. Sanyokaishi Tokubetsugo Junshokusha Tsuitoroku. 1960
  8. Kenryu Maru, Kenyo Maru: Inui Kisen K.K. Inui Kisen 60 nen no ayumi. 1968
  9. Tatsuho Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.194, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Sep 1995
  10. Kofuku Maru: Tama Shipyard Co., Ltd. Mitsui Bussan K.K. Zosembu 20 nenshi. 1938
  11. Kaisho Maru: US Intelligence Dept. ONI 208-J (Revised) Japanese Merchant Ships Recognition Manual (1944)
  12. Nojima Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.26, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Aug 1981
  13. Choko Maru: S. Yamada. Nippon Shosentai no Kaiko No.29, Funenokagaku. Sempaku Gijutsu Kyokai Nov 1981
  14. Hokuroku Maru: Japanese Cargo Ships in Retrospect No.24, Ships of the World. Kaijinsha Aug 1998

 

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