Meiji Maru at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo
|Builder||Robert Napier and Sons|
|Length||240.3 feet (73.2 m)|
|Beam||29.4 feet (9.0 m)|
The Meiji Maru was used for the Japanese government's lighthouse service.
The Emperor Meiji sailed on the ship in 1876, from Aomori to Hakodate, and Hakodate to Yokohama. The ship contains a decorated cabin for the sole use of the emperor. In Japan the third Monday in July is Marine Day, which originally commemorated the emperor's arrival in Yokohama at the end of his journey on the ship.
Tokyo Nautical SchoolEdit
In 1897 it was transferred to the Tokyo Nautical School for use as a moored training ship. Tokyo Nautical School later became part of the Tokyo University of Maritime Science and Technology.
In 1898 she was re-rigged as a full-rigged ship by the Shomei Shipbuilding Company in Shinagawa.
In 1964 it was moved to the Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine to be preserved as a memorial.
In 1988 an eight-year restoration was completed.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology website The Meiji Maru Retrieved 11 November 2015
- University of Glasgow website International Archives - East Asia - Japan Retrieved 11 November 2015
- Marine Day Fair 10 July 2015 Japan Times Retrieved 12 November 2015
- Sailing Ships - Meiji Maru Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 12 November 2015