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日本丸(1)   (NIPPON MARU (1)

★The sail training ship "Nippon Maru was built in March 1930 for the students of the merchantile marine schools, at Kawasaki Dockyard in Kobe.

★ In October 4, 1930, she set sai1 on her maiden voyage from Yokohama for Ponape, Caroline lslands.

★In 1943,at the height of World WarU,Nippon Maru was taken of her sailing gears to serve as a transport ship for war materials.After the war,She was operated to transport Japanese soldiers and civilians back to Japan.It made 29 such repatriation voyages and brought home 25,423 persons.

★In June 1952,Nippon Maru was refitted as a sail training ship and she changed her appearance to former elegant ship,"Swan of the Pacific". In December 1953,Nippon Maru departed for foreign training voyage for the first time after the War and called at the Port of Hilo,Hawaii.

★In September 17,1984,Nippon Maru was transfered from Ministry of Transport to the City of Yokohama and owned by the city.At the same time her registered home port was also changed from Tokyo to Yokobama.She was moored afloat at stonebuilt dock(former Mitsubishi Heavy Industry,Yokohama dockyard No1.Drydock,built on 1899)in“Nippon Maru Park"on April 28,1984 and was open to the public as an educational facility for youth and for popularization of maritime interest.

  from the guide book of NIPPON MARU

日本丸の船歴については、日本の方であればご存じだと思います。従って、海外向けに上記の通り英語のみで表示しました。といっても、日本丸のパンフレットから転載させていただいたものですが・・・・

2002年4月撮影。帆船模型キチガイの視点で撮っていますので、被写体の選定がヤヤ一般的でないかもしれません?


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