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A Dutch city held a ceremony Friday to commemorate 150 years since the launch of a ship commissioned by the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1867), with descendants of the vessel’s Japanese crew attending the event.

The Kaiyo Maru was launched on Nov. 12, 1865, in the renowned shipbuilding city of Dordrecht. It was the largest wooden warship built in the Netherlands at the time.

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