Tokusetsu Kyunansen

About Tokusetsu Kyunansen

The IJN called auxiliary salvage ships "Tokusetsu-kyunansen". Their task was to rescue and salavage ships. Two merchant ships, one captured ship and four raised ships were used as Tokusetsu-kyunansen between 1937 and 1945.

Data of Tokusetsu Kyunansen

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History of Tokusetsu Kyunansen

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Yusho Maru

Haruta Maru

Sonjo Maru

Arabato Maru

Horei Maru

Hoshin Maru

Katsuragawa Maru

 

Photo Source:

  1. Yusho Maru: K. Ueno. Sempaku 100 nenshi Zempen. Ariake Shobo 1957
  2. Haruta Maru: "SOLD EAST". Nautical Association of Australia Inc. H.W. Dick & S.A. Kentwell
  3. Sonjo Maru: US Intelligence Dept. ONI 208-J Far-Eastern Small Craft
  4. Horei Maru: Warpath Across The Pacific- The Illustrated History of the 345th Bombardment Group during WW II. Int'l Research & Pub.
  5. Arabato Maru: "De Gouvernements Marine in het Voormalige Nederlands-Indie 1861-1949 3" (Unieboek bv) F.C. Backer Dirks