Ship Asama Maru docked in San Francisco.

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Alameda Japanese American History Project: Family and Community Collection

Caption below photo: the Asama Maru docked at the San Francisco, CA., waterfront, with the west section of the Bay Bridge in the background. Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan build the "Queen of the Sea" in 1929. It's first voyage took it to California. It would also visit Hong King, Shanghai, Honolulu and Los Angeles. It was capable of housing 800 passengers. During WWII it was used by Japan to ferry troops and prisoners. It was torpedoed in the South China Sea in 1944. Thanks to Alameda historian Woody Minor for some of the information used in this caption. photo circa 1936-1939.

c. 1936-1939


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