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Vice Admiral Nomura Invitation, 1929 H.I.J.M.S. Asama


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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:36 PM

Aloha Everyone,
 
This was among my grandfathers papers
 
He was a guest aboard His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Ship ASAMA, veteran of the Russo-Japanese war,  in New York harbor two weeks before the stock market crash in 1929. 
 
Check out the name of the host.
 
Vice-Admiral K. Nomura
 
He became the Japanese ambassador to Washington in December 1941 who delivered the 'dastardly' message to Cordell Hull too late.....
 
(photo of ASAMA from Combinedfleet.com)

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  • Asama leaving Boston.jpg

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#2 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:46 AM

Armored Cruiser (later Training Ship) IJN ASAMA:  Tabular Record of Movement  http://www.combinedf...com/Asama_t.htm


#3 irish

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:29 PM

Very nice,..these type of formal invitations and calling cards from the era are an interesting area of collecting.

#4 vostoktrading

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

Salvage, That's a fantastic family-connection piece. 

Here's a photo of Asama making a visit to New Zealand in the 1920's.

 

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#5 teamski

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

Really cool!  Thanks for sharing!

 

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#6 Wharfmaster

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

Rare document and survivor, thanks !

 

 

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