HMCS Thiepval Officers with Japanese Naval Lieutenant, Hakodate, Japan
Two of HMCS Thiepval's officers (left) and an unidentified civilian (right) pose with a lieutenant of the Imperial Japanese Navy at Hakodate.
After the initial visit to the Soviet Union, Thiepval headed to Hakodate, a northern Japanese port, to obtain coal for its boilers. Thiepval was the first Canadian warship to visit Japan, and was warmly received, its crew members being invited to a banquet and to visit local hot springs.
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