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Aoba near Nagasaki, 1927, intelligence photo, 1 of 2Aoba near Nagasaki, 1927, intelligence photo, 2 of 2
Aoba near Nagasaki, 1927, intelligence photo, 1 of 2Aoba near Nagasaki, 1927, intelligence photo, 2 of 2
Cruiser Aoba soon after completion, circa 1927-1929Cruiser Aoba underway as depicted on a postcard, circa 1927-1929
Cruiser Aoba soon after completion, circa 1927-1929Cruiser Aoba underway as depicted on a postcard, circa 1927-1929
Aoba near Nagasaki, Sep 1927Aoba after outfitted with catapult, circa 1930-1937
Aoba near Nagasaki, Sep 1927Aoba after outfitted with catapult, circa 1930-1937
Cruiser Aoba underway with a seaplane on the catapult, circa 1930sPhoto of possibly the first naval review of Aoba, Yokohama 30 Oct 1930
Cruiser Aoba underway with a seaplane on the catapult, circa 1930sPhoto of possibly the first naval review of Aoba, Yokohama 30 Oct 1930
Furutaka at anchor off Shinagawa, Japan, Oct 1935; note Aoba and Kinugasa in backgroundAoba undergoing sea trials, 23 Jul 1937
Furutaka at anchor off Shinagawa, Japan, Oct 1935; note Aoba and Kinugasa in backgroundAoba undergoing sea trials, 23 Jul 1937
Aoba undergoing aircraft catapult trials, 25 Dec 1938US Navy recognition drawings of Japanese cruisers Furutaka, Kako, Kinugasa, and Aoba, circa 1930s
Aoba undergoing aircraft catapult trials, 25 Dec 1938US Navy recognition drawings of Japanese cruisers Furutaka, Kako, Kinugasa, and Aoba, circa 1930s
Japanese cruiser Aoba or Kinugasa, date unknownAoba off Buin, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 13 Oct 1942
Japanese cruiser Aoba or Kinugasa, date unknownAoba off Buin, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 13 Oct 1942
Aerial photo of Aoba near Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945; photograph taken by an aircraft from USS San JacintoSunken Aoba at Kure, Japan, 9 Oct 1945
Aerial photo of Aoba near Kure, Japan, 28 Jul 1945; photograph taken by an aircraft from USS San JacintoSunken Aoba at Kure, Japan, 9 Oct 1945
Cruiser Aoba sunken in shallow water, Kure, Japan, 28 Nov 1946
Cruiser Aoba sunken in shallow water, Kure, Japan, 28 Nov 1946
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