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The Kanagawa Maru (1896).

The Kanagawa Maru (1896).
The Kanagawa Maru (1896).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P19643
Description: The passenger and cargo liner 'Kanagawa Maru' (5,853 gross tonnage), was built in 1896 by Henderson of Glasgow for the Japanese operator Nippon Yusen Kaisha. This was a period when Japan was launching its modernisation drive, and investing heavily in Western technologies. At this time, British shipyards still led the world in shipbuilding technology and accepted orders from all over the world, but by the second half of the 20th century, Japanese shipbuilders had become the world leaders. The 'Kanagawa Maru' was present at the docks in Tilbury during the 1901 census. She was scrapped in 1933.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1900
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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