Tokusetsu Hokan Part 1
The main role of Tokusetsu-hokan is to patrol. The subsidary role is to lay mines, to pilot ships, to commute and to transport. Ninety four merchant ships, one government ship, one raised ship, one captured ship and one seized Dutch Hulpmijnenleggers were used as Tokusetsu-hokan between 1937 and 1945. ügRozan Maruüh, ügChohei Maruüh, ügSenkai Maruüh, ügKeiki Maruüh, ügKainei Maruüh, ügAkitsu Maruüh, ügGiyu Maruüh, ügKiri Maru No.8üh, ügNankai Maru No.1üh, ügKenzan Maruüh and ügChokai Maruüh were removed from the navy list before the outbreak of the Pacific War while ügShuri Maruüh was transferred to Tokusetsu-suiraibokan. Another ex-Dutch Hulpmijnenleggers was under construction during the war and not completed.
Data of Tokusetsu-hokan
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History of Tokusetsu-hokan
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1. Seisho Maru, Hyakufuku Maru, Hokoku Maru: Bureau of Military Affairs, Navy Department. Kisenhyo (Bessatsu Shashincho). 1938
2. Tosho Maru: Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Zosen 55 nen. 1967
3. Daigen Maru No.7: K. Ueno. Sempaku 100 nenshi Zempen. Ariake Shobo 1957
4. Nissho Maru No.12: Nissho Shipping Co.,Ltd. 50 nen no ayumi. 1993