Imperial Japanese Navy training cruise to Hawaii, the U.S. and Canada, 1914.

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Imperial Japanese Navy training cruise to Hawaii, the U.S. and Canada, 1914. The training squadron, consisting of the cruisers Azuma and Asama. was commanded by Rear-Admiral Kuroi Teijiro and made its navigational training cruise between April 20-August 11, 1914.

See also:
Imperial Japanese Navy training cruise to Hawaii, U.S.A., Mexico, Panama, 1924-1925.
The Tokyo Nautical School training ship “Taisei Maru”, 1906.
Imperial Japanese Navy Armored Cruiser “Azuma”, c. 1910.

Training Ships of Japan Are Due Tomorrow

“Governor L.E. Pinkham this morning received a communication from Hachiro Arita, acting consul-general for Japan in Hawaii to the effect that the first class cruisers Asama and Adzuma, constituting the imperial Japanese training squadron, will arrive off Honolulu tomorrow, possibly in the early afternoon.

“… The acting consul says that it is the desire of the commander, Rear-admiral T. Kuroi, that no salute, other than that to the national flag, be fired upon the arrival of the ships. This is on account of the recent death of the empress dowager of Japan.

“No formal receptions have been arranged for the officers and men of the cruisers, but there probably will be sightseeing tours about the city, at which time residents of Honolulu will be giving an opportunity to inspect the vessels.

“The itinerary of the Japanese vessels is an interesting one and, aside from the ports of Honolulu and Hilo, include visits to the prominent cities on the Pacific coast and in western Canada.

“The cruisers departed from the Yokosuka navy yard, Japan, April 20, and will arrive here tomorrow, remaining until May 15, during which time coal, water and supplies will be taken aboard. Leaving Honolulu May 15, they will proceed to Hilo, arriving there on the morning of the 16th and remain there two days.

“The vessels then will steam to San Pedro [San Diego], and from there to Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. San Francisco, Calif., and Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., will be made ports of call and after the visits there the cruisers will depart for Hakodate, Japan, arriving at that port June 30. Prior to returning to Yokosuka they will participate in maneuvers in the Japan sea, completing the tour August 20.”

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, May 7, 1914

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