I'm sorry if this question is too specific, my mates who are in to history don't know much about this particular topic so I thought I'd ask a bit online, and this site looks like a friendly discussion place. :)
I'm just curious to know if there were examples, or even if it would...
The Museum of Maritime Science (船の科学館, fune-no-kagakukan) is located in Odaiba just across the container port of Shinagawa and offers an excellent view of the Tokyo Rainbow Bridge. It was founded in 1974, reportedly with gambling profits from boat racing (kyōtei, 競艇), and is shaped like the...
The Museum of Maritime Science (船の科学館, fune-no-kagakukan) in Odaiba. The museum was closed for the public on September 30, 2011, due to lack of financial resources. It remains unclear whether it will be reopened or not.
The last remaining flying boat of the type Kawanishi H8K2 (Type 2) originally displayed at the Museum of Maritime Science (船の科学館 fune-no-kagakukan), meanwhile transferred and exhibited at the Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum in Kagoshima.
Model of an traditional Japanese sailing boat (kitamaebune, literally northern-bound ships) displayed at the Museum of Maritime Science in Odaiba. Their route went from Osaka through the Seto Inland Sea and the Kanmon Straits to ports in Hokuriku on the Sea of Japan and later to Hokkaido.