Photo #: NH 76141
Hiroshi Saito (1886-1939),
Late Japanese Ambassador to the United States.
Page from the "Japan Times Weekly", published in Tokyo, 20 April 1939, page 523, with fine-screen halftone reproductions of photographs taken at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, on 18 March 1939, as Ambassador Saito's remains were embarked on USS Astoria (CA-34) for return to Japan. He had died in Washington, D.C., on 26 February 1939.
Astoria is seen in the lower photograph, as the launch Anita Clay approaches with Ambassador's Saito's remains on board.
The destroyer in the background of the center photograph is USS Fairfax (DD-93).
Donation of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN (Retired), 1972.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 3 November 2005