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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:HIKAWA MARUAdded:Mar 14, 2008
Photo Category: Museum Ships
30 / 11,625gt (JPN) [cargo-passenger[

built for NYK by Yokohama Dock Co., yd # 177,
KL - 09:11:1928, L - 30:09:1929, D - 25:04:1930.

survived WW2, used as a hospital ship, then utilised on post-war services to West Coast USA/Canada until 1960 when she was withdrawn from service and preserved as a youth hostel/tourist attraction/restaurant/museum at Yamashita Park, Yokohama. A truly lovely ship.

photo : Yokohama, 16:10:1992 (scanned from a colour neg. which has lain undisturbed for 16 years until the scanner arrived !!)
photo : Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions
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