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Ships - Hudson Maru
Hudson Maru, a Japanese steamship, was captured by SMS SeaGull just after noon on January 4, and released in the evening of January 12, 1917, in the South Atlantic.
Hudson Maru was built as Hudson in 1900 by Sunderland Ship Building, Sunderland, England. She was owned by Tatsuma Kisen Goshi Kaisha, Kobe, Japan. She was of 3,798 tons, length 356 feet and a speed of 7.5 knots.
Captain T. Takeshima was in command on November 27, 1916 when Hudson Maru sailed from Bombay, British India with a crew of 47. She sailed for Philadelphia taking a course around Cape Horn. Her cargo was piece goods and not considered to be war materials.
Hudson Maru was used to take crewmembers of the captured ships to Brazil. This provided room in which to house the crews of ships captured later. The officers and crewmembers of the following ships were aboard when she landed at Pernambuco on January 16, 1917.
After arriving in Pernambuco, the Hudson Maru next sailed on February 2 and arrived in New York on February 28. Pernambuco is now known as Recife.
Corsaire Allemand Life as a prisoner on SeaGull in French.
DIARIO DE PERNAMBUCO, by Capitaine Carmene, Commandant du Nantes.
KRIEGSFAHRTEN DEUTSCHER HILFSKREUZER, by Hermann Albert Karl Jung.
Hermann A. K. Jung was the Gunnery Officer on the SeaGull.
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