Herbert Hoover with a Navy admiral in full special dress walking down a gang plank beside a dock in San Pedro. Other Navel officers and a sailor are in the photograph as well as boats in the water on the right.
Herbert Hoover standing on a boat at a Navel yard in San Pedro, facing a man in a suit, a Naval Admiral in full special dress, an officer and two other civilian men, with 4 sailors standing at attention and another admiral on the boat behind him.
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, “Navy Home From ‘Battle’ Gives 40,000 Men Leave; San Pedro-San Diego Area Base for 152 Ships as Month’s Gruelling Pacific War Comes to End,” 23 Mar. 1932: A1.