Japanese warship Chōgei Maru

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Chōgei
History
Name: Chōgei Maru / 長鯨丸
General characteristics
Type: paddle steamer with sail
Japanese sailors on the Chōgei, May 13th, 1867. Drawing by Jules Brunet.

Chōgei Maru (長鯨丸?) was a transportation ship belonging to the troops faithful to the Shogun during Japan's Boshin War.

Chōgei Maru was originally built in England. After the end of the Boshin War, she was used to transport the wounded rebels to Tokyo.

Sources[edit]

  • 海軍歴史保存会『日本海軍史』第7巻、第9巻、第一法規出版、1995年。
  • 造船協会『日本近世造船史 明治時代』復刻版、原書房、1973年。
  • 福井静夫『写真日本海軍全艦艇史』ベストセラーズ、1994年。ISBN 4-584-17054-1