Photo #: NH 90288
Aoba (Japanese Heavy Cruiser, 1927)
Off Nagasaki, Japan, at about the time of her commissioning (which took place on 20 September 1927).
Taken from a foreign warship, this photograph was provided to the U.S. Naval Attache in Tokyo soon afterwards. It was subsequently forwarded to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
The original print is in File # 14254 (Box 1268) in ONI Registers 1886-1940, held by the National Archives.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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7 November 2001