Takasago 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.
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Photo #: 80-G-490422
(Japanese Hospital Ship, formerly Passenger Liner, 1936)
Tied up at Tokyo, Japan, 27 August 1945. Photographed from a U.S. Navy aircraft.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 600 pixels
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25 February 1999