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Photographer:Raisuke Numata [View profile]Title:HIKAWA MARUAdded:Aug 07, 2007
Location:Yokohama, Japan
Photo Category: Museum Ships
Preserved as the tourist attraction at Yamashita Park in Yokohama since Jun. 1961.
One of few ocean liners of Japan that survived WW2.
Before WW2;
Hong Kong - Shanghai - Moji - Kobe - Yokohama - Seattle - Victoria - Vancouver Service
During WW2;
Served as a hospital ship
After WW2;
Mostly served for Kobe - Nagoya - Shimizu - Yokohama - Seattle - Vancouver Service until Oct.2, 1960
NYK Line
11,622GT, 10,287DWT, L(o.a.)163.30m, B: 20.10m, D: 12.50m
D2, B&W  15kt  Passengers 286
Completed on Apr.25, 1930 at Mitsubishi S.B., Yokohama
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John Feltham on Jul 24, 2006 14:55 (11 years ago)
Hi Raisuke,
Great photograph of a traditional Japanese vessel. There was something pleasing about the design of those earlier ships of your country. Sadly, so many were lost during the last war.
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