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Eikō Maru
Eiko Sinks
Manufacturing Information
Status

Destroyed

Affiliation Information
Controlled by

Unnamed Captain

Production Information
First appearance

Godzilla

Last appearance

Godzilla

Eikō Maru was a fictional Japanese vessel which made its first and only appearance in the 1954 Godzilla film, Godzilla.


Appearance

The Eiko Maru wasn't fully seen in its short screen time, with the only proper wide angles of the ship being shown as it was engulfed in flames and sinking.

History

Godzilla - Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

The Eiko Maru is sailing from Japan with a full capacity of passengers and crew onboard. The passengers are sitting on the upper deck, relaxing and watching the sea, when the Eikou Maru is struck by a mysterious light, setting the ship on fire and killing most of its passengers and crew.

As the ship's captain and his navigators try to send a message via Morse Code, they drown after the ship's windows implode. The destruction of the Eikō Maru resulted in the voyage of the Bingo Maru, which was also ultimately destroyed by the same light.

Trivia

  • The Eikou Maru is the first vehicle to appear in any Godzilla series film. It also holds the distinction of being the very first object to appear in Toho's kaiju films.
  • The destruction of the Eikou Maru may be seen as an allegory to the Lucky Dragon 5 incident that occurred in 1954. Although the Lucky Dragon 5 was not destroyed, it was irradiated by fallout from the Castle Bravo thermonuclear test on Bikini Atoll, with its crew dying shortly afterwards from radiation sickness.

List of appearances

Weapons and vehicles
Weapons
Showa era Oxygen Destroyer MO2Markalite GYROMarkalite CannonFFE Space FighterAtomic Heat Ray GunArtificial Lightning GeneratorGotengoA-Cycle Light Ray GunMaser CannonMoonlight SY-3Giant ElectrodeGohten
Heisei era Hyper Laser CannonSuper XSoviet Nuclear Attack SatelliteSuper X2Anti-Nuclear Energy BacteriaM6000 T.C. SystemMBT-92MBAW-93ASTOL-MB93GarudaLand MogueraStar FalconDAG-MB96Super X3Nilai-Kanai Guardian Tower
Millennium series GX-813 GriffonDimension TideTaihoD-03 MissileAC-3 White HeronEclairKaryuRumblingDogfighter
Toho reboot series Massive Ordnance PenetratorGodzilla blood coagulantElectromagnetic Induction Rifle
Miscellaneous Potaedong 55Mind-Destruction CoilPolonium 210Dublin VX VIIIAAC-BetaVulture
Land vehicles
Showa era M24 Chaffee Tank155mm Howitzer M124 Twin Rocket CarHonest John Missile LauncherM4A3E8 Sherman TankType 61 TankHalf Track V2 RocketsTyphoon DevastatorsExploration CarThunder Number
Heisei era Type 90 Tank
Millennium series Full Metal Missile LauncherType 96 APCType 88 SSM
TriStar Pictures HMMWVM270 MRLSM1 Abrams
Toho reboot series Type 10Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile SystemType 99 155mm Self-propelled HowitzerAratrumLanding shipExosuit
Airborne vehicles
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Heisei era Bell 212Kawasaki P-3C OrionMitsubishi F-1Mitsubishi F-15JF-16 Fighting FalconAH-64 ApacheBoeing 747Hughes 500CAH-1 Cobra
Millennium series
TriStar Pictures F-18 HornetUH-1H IroquoisCanberraPiasecki H-21BOH-6D Cayuse
MonsterVerse AgustaWestland AW109Airbus A340Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Toho reboot series Mitsubishi F-2Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Waterborne vehicles
Showa era Eikou MaruBingo MaruLanding CraftSeahawkOrion MaruFrontier Missile CruiserI-403Mu SubmarineRed SatanRed Bamboo ShipAlphaBlack SharkAkatsuki
Heisei era BalashevoDD-122 Hatsuyuki
Millennium series Mini-SGSSatsumaHatsuyuki
TriStar Pictures Ohio Class Nuclear-Powered SubLos Angeles-Class Nuclear Attack SubH.E.A.T. Seeker
MonsterVerse USS Saratoga
Extraterrestrial vehicles
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Heisei era MOTHERKIDS
Millennium series Millennian UFOXilien UFOs α, ß and γXilien MothershipXilien Fighter
Video games Hammer Sub
Miscellaneous
Showa era CadmiumSpace Station JSS-3Weather Control CapsuleRadioactivity SondeAAB GammaHuman-SignGreen Call