More on William Kanakanui, 1934.

In Command

LT. WILLIAM KANAKANUI
on guard ship

Lt. Kanakanui To Command Guard Ship For Flight

Lieut. (jg) William Kanakanui, USN, member of a well-known kamaaina family and once-famous swimmer for Punahou and the U.S. Naval academy, was given command of the minsweeper USS Tanager this week in accordance with orders from the Navy department at Washington, D.C.

Lieut. Kanakanui will be in charge of the vessel as she takes her station far out in the Pacific as a weather reporting ship for the six navy planes scheduled to hop off for Pearl Harbor from San Francisco January 12. The Tanager will be stationed at latitude 34, longitude 150, or several hundred miles north of the planes’ route.

While at the Naval academy over a decade ago Kanakanui won national recognition as a swimmer, setting several records. He was a member of the swimming team during his four years at the Academy. He had been well known in local aquatic circles while at Punahou, where he received his prep school training.

[You should always look at all sources when doing research. You never know which newspaper will give more/different information on your subject!]

(Advertiser, 1/5/1934, p. 2)

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The Honolulu Advertiser, 78th Year, Number 16,858, Page 2. January 5, 1934.

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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.

Peleioholani’s response to the Queen? 1902.

COMPANION OF A PRINCE

A Hawaiian Chief Who Fought in Africa.

HE TELLS A ROMANTIC TALE

Decapitated Morrocan of High Rank—Was Owner of Famous Feather Cloak.

WITHIN THREE months a stalwart Hawaiian will leave Honolulu and journey to London to attend the reunion of the survivors of one of England’s wars of conquest fought more than thirty years ago. Upon the Hawaiian’s body are the scars inflicted by sword, spear and bullets, received while he was fighting under the flag of St. George in the service of Queen Victoria upon the battlefields of Southern Africa. According to a romantic story which the Hawaiian tells, few amongst the veterans who will gather in the capital of the British nation will have more honorable records for bravery and conspicuous gallantry in the face of a dark-skinned enemy than he, and few will there be whose entire lives are so wrapped in a halo of romance. Linked with this Hawaiian’s life are those of Kings and Queens, Dukes and Admirals, Generals and Captains, and yet today he is an humble resident of the Hawaiian Islands. Continue reading

Letter from a son away serving in the armed forces to his mother, 1918.

PETER K. MORSE

A SON WRITES TO HIS MOTHER.

The picture above is of a Hawaiian boy who left Hawaii nei to join the armed forces in England, and he is currently a corporal in the cavalry for the British cavalry in Canada.

This is the son of Mrs. Kainana Hiram of Kapahulu, Waikiki, whose name is Peter Kalanikuhookahi Morse, and his letter was penned to his mother on the 24th of November. Continue reading