|Above, the Queen Coral as it appeared in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974).|
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) featured the first appearance (and first incarnation) of Mechagodzilla. The movie also featured the first appearance of the Okinawa god monster, King Seesar.
The movie also featured a passenger ship that took several of the cast members to Okinawa. While en route to Okinawa, one of the ape space aliens was shot and fell overboard. The ship, the Queen Coral.
The Queen Coral had a long service. It was built in 1972 by the Hayashikane SB & Eng. Co., Ltd. of Nagasaki, Japan. After it was retired from service in Japan, the vessel was sold several times. It also was renamed at least twice. It was also known as the RIF (1987) and Hanaa (1992), but one database indicates it was also named the Queen Vergina.
|Above, the Queen Coral as the Hanaa a few years before it was scrapped.|
It was sold for scrapping in February 2004 under the Hanaa name.