Brazil Maru

Brazil Maru


Zhanjiang, China (CN)
Brazil Maru, a 10,100 dwt cargo and passenger liner, was launched on July 10, 1954. She made her maiden voyage from Kobe to Brazil on July 30, 1954. In November 1972, the Brazil Maru retired as Japanese emigration to South America declined. She then served as a maritime pavilion called the "Toba Brazil Maru" at Toba from 1974 until 1996, when it was sold to China.
Brazil Maru, a 10,100 dwt cargo and passenger liner, was launched on July 10, 1954. She made her maiden voyage from Kobe to Brazil on July 30, 1954. In November 1972, the Brazil Maru retired as Japanese emigration to South America declined. She then served as a maritime pavilion called the "Toba Brazil Maru" at Toba from 1974 until 1996, when it was sold to China.
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By: Hinkkanen

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@ 2012-12-04 13:06:22
I went to Japan on this ship in 1960. If you have sailed on her, I'd like to hear from you. boone527@yahoo.com
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@ 2018-05-17 07:25:54
We either went to Japan or came back from Japan on this ship. We left for Japan in Dec. 1963 and came back to America nine months later. The other ship we were on was the Sakura Maru. My twin and I had our third birthday on the Pacific ocean. I remember sitting in a high chair, eating a half a grape fruit with sugar sprinkled on it, and big storm rolling in, breaking dishes and things. Also, the bath tub water was salt water. I also remember the bunk beds. They had a leather strap attached to an metal eyelet and one of the straps was off the eyelet and I was worried the bed would fall off. lol.
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@ 2018-05-17 07:42:11
I made the previous comment and I'm adding another thought. I remember coming to our room and there were two or three Japanese women in kimonos in our room and they were just leaving. It was like they had been assigned the room before and hadn't left yet before we arrived. In looking back, that doesn't make a lot of sense as the ship would have been cleared of previous passengers and the room would have been clean. But I distinctly remember these middle-aged women in our room! I also remember that when we left Japan there were these ribbons that everyone held and threw to the people below. We would all hold on to them until the ship went far enough that the ribbons would break. It was so colorful and beautiful. I was too little to see over the railing and two sailors were standing next to me and one of them picked me up so I could see. (I was 3.)

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