Japanese cargo-passenger ship 'Nihon Maru' of 1970

Published: 30-04-2014 photo #24412 1 comments 1 votes

Category:Ships - Cruise / Passenger - Ships - General Cargo - Ships - Historic    Manufacturer:MHI Shimonoseki, Shimonoseki, Japan    Country:Japan    Year:1972 Contributor:David T. Jackson

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Japanese domestic cargo/passenger ship "Nihon Maru" (2,998 tons gross, delivered in March 1970 by Shimonoseki Shipyard & Engineering Works), owned by Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha & operated by Oshima Unyu, at Kobe in December 1972. In 1976 she was sold to William Lines Inc. of Manila & renamed "Manila City". In February 1991 she caught fire & sank at the docking quay of Cebu Shipyard & Engineering Works, Lapulapu City, & was declared a constructive total loss.

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