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Takasago Maru

Displacement9,347 tons standard


ww2dbaseTakasago Maru, a 9347-ton hospital ship, was built as a civilian passenger liner in 1936. Taken over by the Japanese Navy in 1941, she was converted to a hospital ship and employed in that role during World War II. After August 1945, she operated with the Japanese Repatriation Service until 1947, when she was returned to her owners.

ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005


Takasago Maru at port in Tokyo, 27 Aug 1945, photographed by US Navy aircraft

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1. Jack W Windsor says:
6 Apr 2008 12:18:53 PM

Hello I boarded The Takasago Maru on Jan9, 1950 at Sasebo, Japan & disembarked in Pusan, Korea on Jan 10, 1950. It had been stripped of nearly everything but several of us bunked in a room with 4 0r so Box type bunks with wood-straw mattresses? We exited the ship from a large square door in the lower side of the ship & climbed up Pier Pileings to the dock. (See my account on KWE web site in my memoirs For Jack W Windsor, USMC.) Jack W W
2. Neil Jansen says:
19 Sep 2015 08:53:18 AM

Maj Windsor, Do you remember me from the 55th Quartermaster in 1960? Neil

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Takasago Maru at port in Tokyo, 27 Aug 1945, photographed by US Navy aircraft

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