The four-masted steel barque, the Nippon Maru (1930-1984), docked at a wharf.The Nippon Maru was ...

Accession Number HOBJ0247
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan
Date made c 1950
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The four-masted steel barque, the Nippon Maru (1930-1984), docked at a wharf.The Nippon Maru was an elegant sailing ship that was in active service as a sailors' training vessel from 1930 to 1984, during which period it was known as the 'Swan of the Pacific'. During World War II her yards were sent down and she was used as a motor-training vessel in the Home Islands. She was rerigged after the Second World War and resumed training, making her first cruise to the United States in 1954.