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The Shouhei-Maru, Japan's first Western-style warship, launched in 1854. Drawing c.1855. Source: Hagiwara, Kōichi (2004). 図説 西郷隆盛と大久保利通 (Illustrated life of Saigō Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi)

English: Shōhei Maru (Japanese: 昇平丸) was Japan's first Western-style warship following the country's period of Seclusion. She was ordered in 1852 by the government of the Shogun to the southern fief of Satsuma in the island of Kyushu, in anticipation of the announced mission of Commodore Perry in 1853.
日本語: 昇平丸(しょうへいまる)は、幕末に薩摩藩が建造し、幕府に寄贈された洋式帆船である。

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