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

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Nippon Maru II, Werner Jurkowski, Sydney , 01/1988

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Sydney,
01/1988

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Nippon 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
Length (hull):99.15 m
Breadth:13.80 m
Draught:6.30 m
Sail area:2760 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:3000 PS
Engine:2 x 1500 PS Daihatsu

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Aug 2007

  • designed and built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries as replacement ship for the "Nippon Maru I", which was decommissioned from active service as a sailtraining ship in 1984.
  • the ship's design was developed in test tanks and a wind tunnel using computer calculations, launched on 15 February 1984 and commissioned on 16 September 1984 in the presence of the Crown Prince and Princess of Japan as training ship for merchant navy officer cadets.
  • represented Japan at the Australian Bicentennial tall ship gathering in January 1988, took part in the Kagoshima to Osaka Tall Ships Race in 1997 and in Sail Osaka 1997.
  • until 2000 she was awarded three times (1986, 1989, 1993) the International Sail Training Association's Boston Teapot Trophy for having been the training ship that covered the most miles under sail over a period of 124 hours during the given year.
  • the word "Nippon" means "Japan", the word "Maru" is appended to most Japanese merchant vessels, 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 Nippon Maru II

Contact:

Website (Japanese/English, 04 Aug 2001):
http://www.kohkun.go.jp/
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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: 187 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Beken of Cowes, Eric C. Abranson
"Segelschiffe der Welt"
Edition Maritim 1995 ISBN: 3-89225-314-5
(engl. Originalausgabe: "Sailing Ships of the World", 1992, Thomas Reed Publications Ltd.)
Page: 144 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

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: 153 Source with picture

Anthony Churchill
"Sail to Adventure"
ISBN: 0 948337 05 2
Page: 201 Source with picture
(kurzer beschreibender Text)

"Faszination Segelschiffe"
Ein interaktives Informationssystem auf CD-ROM 1998
(2. überarbeitete Auflage)
Source with history 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: 201 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data