NYK Line
(Nippon Yusen Kaisha)

Japan

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Sailings January-June 1912 (issued January 1912)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
NYK Line:
Ivo Maru
Hirano Maru
Tango Maru
Kaga Maru
Hitachi Maru
Miyazaki Maru
Aki Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kitano Maru
Kamo Maru
Mishima Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Port Said, Marseilles, London, Antwerp.
Kumano Maru
Yawata Maru
Nikko Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Moji, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Manila, Thursday Island, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Tamba Maru
Sanuki Maru
Awa Maru
Sado Maru
Inaba Maru
Kamakura Maru
Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Seattle.
Kasuga Maru
Kosai Maru
Hakuai Maru
Chikuzen Maru
Chikugo Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai
Great Northern Steamship Co.:
Minnesota Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Seattle.

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Sailings April 1922-March 1923
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Suwa Maru
Fushimi Maru
Hakozaki Maru
Haruna Maru
Katori Maru
Kashima Maru
Hakone Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kitano Maru
Kamo Maru
Mishima Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Colombo, Suez, Port Said, Marseilles, London, Antwerp.
Penang, Malacca and Moji omitted on return voyages.
Yoshino Maru
Tango Maru
Aki Maru
Nikko Maru
Yokohama, Yokkaichi, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Manila, Zamboanga, Thursday Island, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Yokkaichi omitted on return voyages.
Yokohama Maru
Shidzuoka Maru
Iyo Maru
Kaga Maru
Hong Kong, Keelung, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokkaichi, Shimidzu, Yokohama, Victoria, Seattle. Called at Keelung and Shimidzu on certain voyages only.
Omitted Shimidzu, Yokkaichi and Keelung on homeward voyages.
Occasional calls at Manila (between Hong Kong and Shanghai) in both directions (not when calling Keelung on outward voyages).

Sailings August 1926-March 1927 (issued August 1, 1926)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Taiyo Maru
Tenyo Maru
Shinyo Maru
Korea Maru
Siberia Maru
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, San Francisco. Occasional call at Shimidzu. Some voyages continued to Los Angeles and back to San Francisco.
Did not call Honolulu on all outward voyages, nor Nagasaki on all homeward voyages.
Yokohama Maru
Shidzuoka Maru
Iyo Maru
Kaga Maru
Atago Maru
Asuka Maru
Kobe, Yokohama, Victoria, Seattle.
Return voyages either via Victoria or Vancouver.
Some voyages originated from or terminated at Shanghai, calling also at Nagasaki.
Suwa Maru
Fushimi Maru
Hakozaki Maru
Hakusan Maru
Kitano Maru
Haruna Maru
Kamo Maru
Katori Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kashima Maru
Hakone Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Suez, Port Said, Marseilles, Gibraltar, London, Antwerp.
Return voyages from Middlesborough, calling at Naples, omitting Aden, Penang, Malacca and Moji.
Aki Maru
Tango Maru
Mishima Maru
Yokohama, Yokkaichi, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Manila, Davao, Thursday Island, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Called at Osaka, omitting Townsville and Yokkaichi, on return voyages.
Awa Maru
Tamba Maru
Sado Maru
Kobe, Moji, Shanghai (most voyages), Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Bombay.
Return voyages via Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Kobe.
Bokuyo Maru
Rakuyo Maru
Ginyo Maru
Anyo Maru
Hong Kong, Moji, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Hilo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Manzanillo, Balboa, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso.
Called at Portland instead of Hilo, also omitting Arica, Mollendo and Pisco, on return voyages.
Shanghai Maru
Nagasaki Maru
Kobe, Nagasaki, Shanghai

Sailings January 1930-March 1931 (issued January 1930)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Asama Maru
Tatsuta Maru
Chichibu Maru
Taiyo Maru
Tenyo Maru
Shinyo Maru
Korea Maru
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles.
Occasional calls at Nagasaki and Shimidzu on outward voyages; occasional calls at Nagasaki on homeward voyages. Continued from Hong Kong to Manila and back on certain voyages.
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Siberia Maru
Korea Maru
Heian Maru
Hikawa Maru
Hiye Maru
Yokohama Maru
Shidzuoka Maru
Mishima Maru
Iyo Maru
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Moji, Kobe, Yokohama, Victoria, Seattle. Occasional calls at Yokkaichi, Nagoya and Shimidzu.
Some voyages originated from or terminated at Shanghai or Kobe.
Terukuni Maru
Yasukuni Maru
Suwa Maru
Fushimi Maru
Hakozaki Maru
Hakusan Maru
Kitano Maru
Haruna Maru
Kamo Maru
Katori Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kashima Maru
Hakone Maru
Yokohama, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Suez, Port Said, Marseilles, Gibraltar, London. Called at Yokkaichi, Osaka, Aden and Naples on most voyages.
Called at Naples, omitting Aden, Penang, Moji, Osaka and Yokkaichi on return voyages.
Kamo Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kitano Maru
Aki Maru
Tango Maru
Kaga Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Manila, Davao, Menado, Thursday Island, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne.
Called at Osaka, omitting Menado and Nagoya, on return voyages.
Awa Maru
Tamba Maru
Sado Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Bombay. (Some voyages originated from Nagoya.)
Return voyages via Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Kobe.
Bokuyo Maru
Rakuyo Maru
Ginyo Maru
Heiyo Maru
Anyo Maru
Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokkaichi, Yokohama, Honolulu, Hilo, Los Angeles, Manzanillo, Balboa, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso. Called at Moji and San Francisco on most voyages and at La Libertad and Buenaventura on some.
Return voyages via Iquique, Callao, Manzanillo, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Moji to Hong Kong. Called at Balboa and Nagasaki on some voyages only.
Bingo Maru
Kawachi Maru
Kanagawa Maru
Hakata Maru
Iyo Maru
Kamakura Maru
Shidzuoka Maru
Kaga Maru
Yokohama Maru
Aki Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Moji, Hong Kong, Sinagpore, Mombasa, Lourenço Marques, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Return voyages via Mossel Bay and East London, omitting Montevideo, Moji and Nagoya. Called at Mombasa on some voyages only.

Sailings January-December 1935 (issued January 1935)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Asama Maru
Tatsuta Maru
Chichibu Maru
Taiyo Maru
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles.
A few return voyages omitted Shanghai.
(One westbound voyage of the Taiyo Maru terminated at Nagasaki with the next eastbound voyage originating from Nagasaki.)
Heian Maru
Hikawa Maru
Hiye Maru
Kobe, Nagoya, Shimidzu, Yokohama, Vancouver, Seattle.
Continued from Kobe to Osaka and back to Kobe on return voyages, while Shimidzu and Nagoya were omitted.
Bokuyo Maru
Rakuyo Maru
Heiyo Maru
Hong Kong, Moji, Kobe, Yokkaichi, Yokohama, Honolulu, Hilo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Manzanillo, La Libertad, Balboa, Buenaventura, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso.
Return voyages via Iquique, Callao, Manzanillo, Los Angeles, Portland, Yokohama, Kobe, Moji to Hong Kong. Called at Balboa on some voyages.

Sailings April-October 1935 (issued April 1935)
Brochure for sailings between Oriental ports; intermediate ports of call outside the region not listed
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Shanghai Maru
Nagasaki Maru
Kobe, Nagasaki, Shanghai. Some voyages originated from or terminated at Nagasaki.
Suwa Maru
Fushimi Maru
Hakozaki Maru
Terukuni Maru
Hakusan Maru
Haruna Maru
Katori Maru
Kashima Maru
Yasukuni Maru
Hakone Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Moji, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London.
Moji and Nagoya omitted on return voyages.
Heian Maru
Hikawa Maru
Hiye Maru
Kobe, Nagoya, Shimidzu, Yokohama, Seattle.
Shimidzu and Nagoya omitted on return voyages.
Asama Maru
Tatsuta Maru
Chichibu Maru
Taiyo Maru
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, San Francisco.
Occasionally, voyages originated from or terminated at Shanghai; also occasional calls at Nagasaki in both directions.
Kitano Maru
Atsuta Maru
Kamo Maru
Kitano Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Melbourne
Bokuyo Maru
Rakuyo Maru
Heiyo Maru
Hong Kong, Moji, Kobe, Yokkaichi, Yokohama, San Francisco. Continued to ports on the west coast of South America.
Called at Portland instead of San Francisco on return voyages and omitted Yokkaichi.
Nikko Maru Osaka, Kobe, Moji, Tsingtao.
Called also at Hiroshima on every other homeward voyage.

Sailings March 1938-March 1939 (issued May 1938)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Suwa Maru
Fushimi Maru
Hakozaki Maru
Terukuni Maru
Hakusan Maru
Haruna Maru
Katori Maru
Kasima Maru
Yasukuni Maru
Hakone Maru
Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Mozi, Keelung, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Suez, Port Said, Naples, Marseilles, Gibraltar, London.
Aden, Penang, Mozi, Osaka and Nagoya omitted on return voyages.

Sailings June-December 1958 (issued July 1958)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Hikawa Maru Yokohama, Shimizu, Nagoya, Kobe, Honolulu (one voyage only), Seattle.
Return voyages: Seattle, Honolulu (one voyage only), Yokohama, Kobe.
Various freighter services:

1) New York Line:
Hong Kong, Japan, U.S. West Coast, Panama, U.S. East Coast. Returned via Panama and U.S. West Coast to Japan.

2) Latin America & U.S. Gulf Line:
Japan, Mexico, Panama, Caribbean, Florida, U.S. Gulf. Returned via Panama and U.S. West Coast to Japan.

West Coast of South America Line:
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, U.S. West Coast, Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America. Returned via U.S. West Coast to Japan.

4) East Coast of South America Line:
Japan, Canadian & U.S. West Coast, Panama, North Coast of South America, Trinidad, East Coast of South America. Returned via Trinidad, Panama and U.S. West Coast to Japan.

Pacific North West & Columbia River Line:
Japan, Seattle, Vancouver, Columbia River, California and then to Europe. (No dates from California onwards and no return voyages listed)

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This page last updated November 15, 2009.