Asama Maru

The Asama Maru (浅間丸, Asama maru?) was a Japanese ocean liner owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The ship was built in 1927-1929 by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. at Nagasaki, Japan.

The Asama Maru was built for the trans-Pacific Orient-California fortnightly service; and she was characterized as "The Queen of the Sea." Principal ports-of-call included Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Los Angeles & San Francisco. On her fourth voyage from Yokohama to SanFrancisco, the speed of the ship's crossing surpassed the previous record.

The vessel was created as a twin of the Tatsuta Maru; and both ships were named after important Shinto shrines.

Read more about Asama Maru:  History, Pacific War

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