- "'Little Wooden Ship' in English. In Japanese she's called the Kobayashi Maru."
- —John Smith
The MS Kobyashi Maru was a freighter built in the 1930s.
Sometime during World War II, the Kobayashi Maru was caputred by a pair of British destroyers intact (with the only sabotage being the wireless sets being destroyed and some of the fuel being jettisoned).