In the center are Prince and Princess Takamatsu who were returning from a world tour.
- see full size -
M/S CHICHIBU MARU
Built: 1930 Yokohama Dock Co., Yokohama, Japan
Operator: Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)
Speed: 19 kn
Built for Yokohama - San Francisco run.
In 1942 she became a transport ship for the Japanese Navy and was also used as a hospital ship.
On 04-28-1943, while on a voyage from Manila to Singapore she was torpedoed and sunk by the US submarine Gudgeon.
- source -