SS Matsonia Honolulu Harbor Matson Liner S. Matsonia, the old Malolo, at Pier 11 in Honolulu Harbor, probably around The Matsonia was used as a troop carrier during WWII then returned to Matson for California-Hawaii service until A s.
Halemaumau Crater underwent a series of explosive eruptions in May Nothing since then has been as massive. One man was killed, but for the most part, it was safe to watch from a distance, as these tourists are doing.
The official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two monarchs - King Kalakaua, who built the Palace in and his sister and successor, Queen Liliʻuokalani. The palace is the only royal palace located on American soil.
December 8, 1941 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco - the day after Pearl Harbor, MATSONIA is prepared for an emergency voyage to Honolulu. She had just left days earlier to deliver supplies to the Orient, but was recalled to SF to assist with reinforcements needed in Hawaii. As part of the ship's conversion into a US Army Transport vessel, the photos show that the lanai suites have been closed off. Soon the ship's hull and stacks would be painted grey to make them less visible at sea.