MINATO MARU No27
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|Tony Martin on Nov 25, 2019 06:42 (11 days ago)|
|David and Yvon, Yoshi at the Museum believes Minato Maru 27 is the correct translation. Genuinely appreciate your help with this one. Well done.|
|davidships on Nov 24, 2019 12:54 (12 days ago)|
That looks positive, Yvon
Very similar bunkering tanker - No.23 is 95gt, 30 x 6 x 3m
And it was indeed on that very photo that Vlad explained about the R>L sequence on the starboard side.
|Yvon Perchoc on Nov 24, 2019 11:36 (12 days ago)|
On http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2472052# we can see the bunkering tanker MINATO MARU No.23
When zooming and comparing the characters, only the 4th from the left seems different (3 / 7).
So, connected with David's helpful comments, could the mystery ship be MINATO MARU No.27 ?
|davidships on Nov 24, 2019 10:55 (12 days ago)|
That would be helpful, Tony
The far left character is "Maru" - The next is the one we need - then come the three numbers (7, 10, 2 = 72) and the right end is the usual one for "No." [have a hunch that the name is read sometimes R>L on ships, so maybe 2, 10, 7 =27 resulting in "No.27 ? Maru"]
I tried the do-it-yourself system without success:
|Tony Martin on Nov 24, 2019 05:53 (12 days ago)|
|David, thank you I have googled around 200 maru vessels and cannot match. I will now print out the bow enlarged and take to the Marintime Museum. We have a Japanese guide - maybe she can help.|
|davidships on Nov 22, 2019 16:15 (13 days ago)|
Looks like: ? MARU NO.72 (or is it 27?)
But a suitable match not found (the word before Maru looks like one character.
|Tony Martin on Nov 17, 2019 00:16 (19 days ago)|
|Marc, thank you very much for the information and tips. Kind regards Tony|
|Marc Pingoud on Nov 16, 2019 16:06 (19 days ago)|
I know that problem - I had great support here: http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16393.0.html
May you find some hints and links there - Especially, if you have some more pictures. which you get problems ;-) - Kind regards - Marc
|Tony Martin on Nov 16, 2019 08:47 (20 days ago)|
|Thanks Clyde, unfortunately my Japanese is not so good. Hope someone can help.|
|Clyde Dickens on Nov 16, 2019 06:00 (20 days ago)|
Tony. I'm sure the expert researchers on this site will identify her.
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