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Re: Spider Navy SN-2-14 Yasukawa Maru
That is a very rare model. Can you post a photo?
I know the difference between YASUKUNI MARU and YASUKAWA MARU. No doubt about it here.
Are you sure thatís YASUKAWA MARU? Comet produced YASUKUNI MARU, an entirely different ship, but not YUSUKAWA.
I have a 1:1200 scale model of the YASUKAWA MARU made for use on the Navy's submarine attack teacher during WWII. It's metal with brass cowl vents & wire masts. It's a little beat up, but accurate & nice to have. These models were described in Ship Models for the Military by Fred Dorris, pages 26-29.
Attached are pics of the Spider Navy's SN-2-14 Yasukawa Maru.
with the Wirral WM110a Civilian version
Info from the following website: http://ww6.enjoy.ne.jp/~iwashige/modellist.htm
Yasukawa Maru (Kawasaki Kisen: 6770 total tons)
It was purchased and repaired from the English ship "Silver Cypress" that was severely damaged by a fire accident. In 1941, the army was requisitioned the ship and it was active as an air defense ship during the Pacific War. On November 2, 42, after being attacked by US military aircraft in the Strait of Dumper, it became non-navigable and was disposed of by the bombardment of a marine vessel "ÍJ".
Yasukawa maru (Kawasaki kisen, 6770 grt) IJA Military Transport)
Launched in Dec 1930 as Silver Cypress, Silver line London, purchased by Kawasaki Kisen in 1939.
Damaged by US Aircraft and scuttled off New Britain Island on 15 Nov 42.