Trash can Maru

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  1. ZARUBA1987

    ZARUBA1987 Well-Known Member

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    1DA8593A-8708-4697-8A4E-0D45912BE06E.jpeg B48AE5BE-D23E-4B77-BDD6-F15619BE5C26.jpeg 6AE45510-8A69-4137-8F84-B2821B412DDC.jpeg 16676933-88DF-4E57-986B-602C33F4749B.jpeg Woo hooo who has seen her before . She called the trash can MARU
     
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  2. Nibbles1

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    Behold... the IJN 1 day after the bombing of Kure

    Her superstructure is okay.
     
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  3. daisycutter

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    Made her as a teenager 34 years ago and Gerald rescued her from a Nats trash can 32 years ago. LONG LIVE THE TRASH CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. ZARUBA1987

    ZARUBA1987 Well-Known Member

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    Still a beautiful ship! Do you remember which Maru she was model after?
     
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  5. daisycutter

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    I think I still can find it. I will let you know tonight. It gave me a big smile to see it.
     
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  6. Nibbles1

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    That's the nicest trash can I have ever seen though :D
     
  7. Kotori87

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    side-by-side funnels and cranes, that's neat. What's up with the stringers at the bow and stern, though?
     
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    IDEA! They should film 1/144 Jurassic Park 6 there.
    Jurassic Trash Can Maru
     
  9. ZARUBA1987

    ZARUBA1987 Well-Known Member

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    Idk much about her. I just Inherited it from Johhney. I couldn’t pass up such a diamond in the ruff. It’s not going to take much to get her back on the water. All the SS is there the cranes can be fixed. I almost got the Duca wrapped up so The Maru will be in dry dock soon.
     
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    That would be great the SS is very detailed
     
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  11. daisycutter

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    Ok she is the Settsu Maru. It was a landing ship carrier that would board them thru stern doors.Page 232 Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869-1945
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    Like... She was converted into a landing ship carrier?
     
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    Awesome thanks it’s going to be great to get her going again
     
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  14. Gerald

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    IJA Landing Craft Depot Ship SETTSU MARU

    I see she still has the same motors, when Jeff said it was a carrier he was referring to her being a landing barge carrier like the US Land Ship Dock ( LSD ) I like this picture showing her offloading landing barges and sporting IJN green camo paint job.
     
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    Very awesome! Some similar ships were crewed by the IJA as well, some even had little flight decks for transporting aircraft. Kind of precursors to today's amphibious assault ships.
     
  16. ZARUBA1987

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    Time has not be kind to her. But she has all new internals and sheeting. Hate to say I spent a weekend putting her half way together. She will make a great BB magnet
     

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  17. jadfer

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    It went from Jeff to trash can (literally) to Gerald to Bryan to Jeff to Johnny to John and should see the water again 36 years after launch!!!
     
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    Shes an old lady :)
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