Lieutenant William Kanakanui Commands the USS Tanager, 1934.

LIEUTENANT KANAKANUI TO TAKE COMMAND OF SHIP

Given to Lieutenant William Kanakanui of the of the United States Navy, a Hawaiian boy of a kamaaina family of Honolulu nei, and a famous swimmer of Punahou School and the Naval Academy, was the lead and command of the mine sweeper of the sea, the USS Tanager, this week as per the orders of the office of war in Washington.

Lieutenant Kanakanui will take command of the ship as it is stationed far out in the Pacific Ocean as a ocean condition reporting ship for six planes known to be flying from California to Puuloa on this coming January 12.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/11/1934, p. 1)

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Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 37, Aoao 1. Ianuali 11, 1934.

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