Kawishiwi as she appeared in 1956
PHOTOS BELOW are
"The girls painted the entire hull for the
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The CAPTAIN'S GIG MOORED along side KAWISHIWI.
From the same slide is the image of GIRLS PAINTING THE SHIP
Kawishiwi indeed was painted in Hong Kong. I remember it because Mary Sue was the owner of the girls. The junk they were on followed us to the harbor and Mary Sue reconize Warrent Officer Henderson and called him by a nick name. Big --Henderson. In the mess hall you handed your tray to one of Mary Sue's girls and they seperated the scraps into different containers. You dare not say anything to one of the girls while they painted because Mary Sue would fuss you out and would say if you wanted to see one of the girls she would give the name of the bar to come too.
These are Mary Soo's girls, as I later saw them on the first Far East Cruise.
This was after our daughter was born 2-26-56 in Corona Naval Hosp. Richard Keating November 4, 2010