Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Kaiwo Maru II"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Kaiwo Maru II, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Boston 2000 , 07/2000

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Boston 2000,
07/2000

Kaiwo Maru II, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Boston 2000 , 07/2000

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Boston 2000,
07/2000

Kaiwo Maru II, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Boston 2000 , 07/2000

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Boston 2000,
07/2000

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Kaiwo Maru II
Registered port:Tokio
Nation:JAPAN
Type of rigging:4-MAST-BARK
Year built:1984
Yard:Sumitomo Heavy Industries Uraga Shipyard
Overall length:110.10 m
Breadth:13.80 m
Draught:6.50 m
Sail area:2760 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:3000 PS
Engine:Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 15 Jan 2011

  • launched on 7 March 1989, commissioned on 16 September 1989 as replacement for the predecessor "Kaiwo Maru I", which is kept in Tokyo harbour as a stationary training ship.
  • won the International Sail Training Association's Boston Teapot Trophy for the best 124-hour run under sail of the year in 1990, again in 1991, 1994 and 1995 with the so-far unbroken record of 1,394 miles and until 2000 4 times altogether.
  • took part in the Columbus Quincentenary celebrations (New York OpSail 92 and Sail Boston 1992), in the 1997 Kagoshima to Osaka Tall Ships Race, in OpSail 2000, and the Tall Ships 2000 Boston to Halifax race which she won both in her own Class A and overall.
  • in autumn 2004 she run aground at the Japanese coast Toyama Port caused by a heavy typhoon, the crew was rescued but the ship was heavyly damaged, later salvaged and in April 2005 brought to a shipyard for repairs.
  • 2010 visit of San Francisco, USA to commemorate the 1860 voyage of the "Kanrin Maru", the first Japanese ship to officially visit the United States.
  • the word "Kaiwo" means "Sea King", the word "Maru" is appended to most Japanese merchant vessels and it is a term of endearment that also conveys the idea of endeavour.

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Kaiwo Maru II

Contact:

Website (Japanese, 05 Jun 2001):
http://www.kaiwomaru.jp/
Kaiwo Maru II: website of the ship with a lot of photos

Website (Japanese/English, 16 Jul 2001):
http://www.kohkun.go.jp/
Welcome to Training Ships: website of the National Institute for Sea Training with information about the ships, contact address, photos, links

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 183 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Ollivier Puget
"Windjammer der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1999 ISBN: 3-89225-396-X
(franz. Originalausgabe: "Les Plus Beaux Voiliers Du Monde", 1997)
Page: 102 Source with picture Source with history

Giancarlo Schiavoni
"Unter Segeln, die grossen Windjammer auf den Weltmeeren"
Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1994 ISBN: 3-7822-0605-3
(ital. Originalausgabe: "La nave a vela")
Page: 47, 126 Source with picture Source with history

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with picture Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 126 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 197 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data