The Matson Line's new ocean liner Mariposa, part of the Navy's merchant marine component, was welcomed to the Los Angeles Harbor prior to her inaugural voyage to Sydney, Australia. Also present were Lieutenant-Commander James A. Crutchfield (regular Navy) and shipping executive Joseph B. Banning, Jr.
This photograph appears with the article, "Greatest Armada in Nation's History Passes in Review; Navy Parades Strength in Sea and Air Tableau; Hundreds of Ships and Aircraft Pass in Stately Review Before Crowds Masses on Shore." Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 1932: A1.