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Title supplied by cataloger. M.S. Chichibu Maru, the largest ship built in a Japanese yard, was built in 1930 by the Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan, and operated by Nippon Yusen Kaisha. The passenger steamship measured 178 m in length, weighed 17,498 gross tons, and had a top speed of 19 kn. She was built for the Yokohama - San Francisco run, and had a capacity of 817 passengers. In 1942, the Chichibu Maru became a transport ship for the Japanese Navy and was also used as a hospital ship. On April 28, 1943, while on a voyage from Manila to Singapore, she was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine "Gudgeon". The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1888, and is Southern California's largest not-for-profit business federation, representing over 1,600 businesses. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Excursion on the M.S. Chichibu Maru - Tokyo, to the Orient on July 20 to September 26, 1931. Headed by Clarence H. Matson, manager Department of Foreign Commerce and Shipping. Pictured are: (standing, left to right) Lansing B. Hortwell, Mrs. Gwen Newhall, Mrs. Margaret M. Wickersham, H. L. Brubaker, John B. Leonis, W. J. Boyle, Rolph L. Joannes, A. H. Ely, Frank B. Veasey, Clarence H. Matson; (seated, left to right) Miss Augusta Hurley, Mrs. Anna Judson, Mrs. Clarence H. Matson, Mrs. John B. Leonis, Mrs. W. J. Boyle, Dr. Etta Gray, Mrs. G. W. Curtis, Mrs. Frank B. Veasey, Mrs. Rolph L. Joannes.
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Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce M.S. Chichibu Maru Boards of trade--California--Los Angeles Passenger ships--California Excursion boats--California Cruise ships--California Travelers--California