Tokusetsu Fusetsutei

About Tokusetsu Fusetsutei

The IJN called converted small minelayers "Tokusetsu Fusetsutei". Their main task was to lay mines for defence. Eight merchant ships were used as Tokusetsu-fusentei between 1937 and 1945. "Hyuga Maru" and "Kamo Maru" were removed from the navy list before the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Data of Tokusetsu Fusetsutei

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History of Tokusetsu Fusetsutei

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(Hyuga Maru)

(Kamo Maru)

Kinjo Maru

Choan Maru

Minsei Maru

Takachiho Maru

Urara Maru

Kosei Maru


Photo Source:

  1. Hyuga Maru: Kaigun Vol.11. gKaigunh Editorial Committee, Seibun Tosho 1981
  2. Kamo Maru: Bureau of Military Affairs, Navy Department. Kisenhyo (Bessatsu Shashincho). 1938
  3. Kinjo Maru: J. Kimata. Zanzon Teikoku Kantei. Toshoshuppansha 1972
  4. Choan Maru: The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. Kaiun Sep 1935
  5. Takachiho Maru: "Australian War Memorial", ID No. 304004
  6. Urara Maru: Sempakubukai "Yokohama". Sempaku Shiko Vol.3
  7. Kosei Maru: Sempakubukai "Yokohama". Sempaku Shiko Vol.17