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Who is he #9 + Clue #1 - 2/24/2013 8:36:27 PM   
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Does anyone recognize this guy?






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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 8:40:31 AM   
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That small picture makes identification difficult.

According to the funnel (smokestack) logo, the ship is owned by NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha). The funnel's shape is typical of a diesel-powered ship.

Candidates are: S Class (Sanuki, Sasako, Sagami, Sado, Sagara, Sakura and Sakito Marus) but I am unable to id the proper one.

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 2:15:39 PM   
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I've got two other pictures but both prominently show his name.

Let's try this:

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He was laid down in March of 1937 for the Nippon Yusan Kaisha Line. He was requisitioned in mid-August of 1941 by the IJN and arrived @ Kobe on August 23rd of 1941 to begin conversion as an auxiliary cruiser. He was fitted with four 140mm single mount guns, twin Type 96 25mm AA guns, one quadruple-mount, one dual mount and four single mount Type 93 13.2-mm machine guns and three single mount 7.7-mm machine guns. Two 553-mm torpedo tubes were also installed.



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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 2:43:57 PM   
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Awata Maru. Her TROM is here: http://www.combinedfleet.com/Awata_t.htm

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 2:54:03 PM   
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For your collection, a painting of her in wartime camo by Ueda Kihachiro.




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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 2:56:04 PM   
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and a 1/700 model built by Motoyuki IWASHIGE




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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 4:31:00 PM   
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The original B&W is a quite beautiful ship.

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/25/2013 5:01:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

The original B&W is a quite beautiful ship.


Indeed.

Thanks for these threads!

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/26/2013 1:46:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gilbert

Awata Maru. Her TROM is here: http://www.combinedfleet.com/Awata_t.htm

Gilbert



Good Show! I'd thought I had a stumper but you found him out.

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/26/2013 1:53:00 PM   
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Thank you. The clue definitively helped because of the "TROM" style. If you want more pictures of her, I have a couple more.

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/26/2013 10:14:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gilbert

Thank you. The clue definitively helped because of the "TROM" style. If you want more pictures of her, I have a couple more.

Gilbert


Hi Gilbert,

Please feel free to post the additional pictures. I'll be curious to see if they are the same two that I found. And for those that like this kind of thing - it's just more eye-candy <grin>.

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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/27/2013 7:32:05 AM   
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Hi Mike,

In fact one is very similar to the other.

Enjoy !

Gilbert




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RE: Who is he #9 - 2/27/2013 7:49:21 AM   
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In fact, the original picture doesn't depict Awata Maru 7,397 GRT '37 but the postwar Awata Maru 7,601 GRT '52.

I have attached an enlarged picture of the latter. You can see a radar aerial on the mast atop of bridge, such a device very rarely seen on Japanese Marus during the Pacific War and definitely with a different shape.

But anyhow, she is a beautiful ship indeed.

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