Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warChuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943
Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warChuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943
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