Explanatory Note

Tokusetsukansen

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  1. No.: It is only for the authorfs convenience without much meaning.B
  2. Names:
    Ship names during Tokusetsukansen. The navy often added gDai n Goh to the original name to distinguish the ships that have the same Kanji characters (n=1, 2 and 3). The names are only for internal use, and did not affect the registered names. See About renaming in detail. Many oceangoing merchant ships were painted their names on the hull using various system for transcribing the Japanese language into the Roman alphabet. The system was unified Kunrei-shiki in 1937. Hepburn is used on my web site as Kunrei-shiki has not gained widespread acceptance in or outside Japan.
  3. Official Nos., Call Sign, GT, NT, L, B, D, Machinerys, Ports and Owners:
    The main source is "Nippon Semmeiroku" the 1942 edition (As at the end of 1941). In case that a ship is not listed in "Nippon Semmeiroku" the 1942 edition. I supplemented the data by the 1943 edition, its supplements, the 1947 edition, "Kaijo Kotsu Hogoyo Semmeibo", "Japanese Ships at WWII - Their Particulars and War Casualties" or "Teikokoku Kaiji Kyokai Register".
    The main source of the captured merchant ships is "Lloyds Register of Ships 1939-1940". In case that a ship is not listed in any aforesaid books, I supplemented the data by the other various sources.
    In the official Nos.,
    "C" means the ship registered in Chosen, "K" means in Kantoshu and "T" in Taiwan.
    "GT" means the registered gross tonnage.
    "NT" means the registered net tonnage.
    "L" means the registered length. The unit is metre. A number is truncated to 1 decimal places.
    "B" means the registered breadth. The unit is metre. A number is truncated to 1 decimal places.
    "D" means the registered depth. The unit is metre. A number is truncated to 1 decimal places.
    "Ports" means the port of registry.
    In the Machineries,
    "C" means a combined engine, "D" means a diesel engine, "DE" means a diesel electric engine, "ST" means a turbin engine and "T" means a steam engine. .
  4. Builders: In general, builders at launch of the ships.
  5. SNo.: The main source is on the basis of builder's records, "Zosenkyolai Zassan" and "Starke Registers".

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  1. Under Construction.

Kantei & Tokumukantei

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  1. Under Construction.

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  1. Under Construction.

Zatsuekisen

  1. Under Construction.

Other Naval Vessels

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  1. Under Construction.

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  1. Under Construction.

Army Vessels

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  1. Under Construction.

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  1. Under Construction.

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