Asia

China - Japan - Pakistan - Turkey


China


Macau Maritime Museum: (Macau) The Macau Maritime Museum features the importance of the sea to peoples throughout Southern China and beyond, to Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, and across the world where the sea was not only a major highway for trade and adventure but the source of legend.


Japan


Imperial Japanese Navy Page (Website originates in Minneapolis, MN) At the beginning of the Second World War, the Japanese Navy (or, in the Japanese language, Nihon Kaigun, or even Teikoku Kaigun, the Imperial Navy) was arguably the most powerful navy in the world. Its naval aviation corps, consisting of 10 aircraft carriers and 1500 topnotch aviators, was the most highly trained and proficient force of its kind. Its 11 (soon to be 12) battleships were among the most powerful in the world. And its surface forces, armed with the superb 24" Long Lance torpedo, were incomparable night fighters. How and why this impressive force was eventually crushed by the U.S. Navy is a subject that has fascinated webmaster practically forever. This page is devoted to the proud navy that lost the Pacific War.

Nyk Maritime Museum (Nippon Yusen Rekishi-Shiryokan): (JAPAN) The Nyk Maritime Museum is the place to learn the history of the shipping business of Japan with the exhibition of the model ships and captains' uniforms.

Yokohama Maritime Museum: (Yokohama) The Nippon-maru, a handsome ship that sailed 1,830,000 kilometers between 1930 and 1984, and was known as the "Swan of the Pacific", is moored in the park. The Yokohama Maritime Museum, which specializes in ports and ships, is located beside the Nippon-maru, and in the "Trip Around the Port of Yokohama" corner, historical materials displayed span the period from the arrival of Commodore Perry's black ships up until the present day.


Pakistan


Pakistan Maritime Museum: (PAKISTAN) Located in Karachi, Pakistan's largest metropolis, The Pakistan Maritime Museum is based on modern concepts of presentation and interactive education. An abundance of maritime and naval heritage has been incorporated through attractive dioramas, relief structures, mural and miniature paintings, touch-sensitive kiosks, taxidermy, and vintage equipment. The Museum is spread over an area of 28 acres comprised of beautifully landscaped grounds, a majestic building, and an auditorium. The grounds include a large artificial lake, a complete Mine Sweeper, and a Midget submarine -- anchored in the lake. Visitors can board the minesweeper and see its equipment and operational devices used for destroying mines. Visitors can board the submarine and look through its periscope.

Turkey


Turkish Naval Museum: (TURKEY) The Istanbul Naval Museum contains collections that date back to the naval exploits of Barbarossa. Many exhibits and aritfacts covering the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. There is a section of a U-boat that was recovered from the Black Sea coast. The Museum also possesses a naval/maritime specialization library covering a total of 23,000 works about the naval history, naval culture and literature, science and art. The museum also possesses an archives collection consisting of 25,000,000 documents concerning the Ottoman marine history from the 17th. to the 20th. century, 10,000 photos showing the Turkish and the world navies from the 19th. century until today (together with albums and negative film archives); and a map and atlas collection reaching 900 maps and atlas.