Photograph of several passenger ships moored in Los Angeles Harbor, September 5, 1931. A wide channel runs from the foreground at center to the background at right and is lined with rows of massive ships. In the foreground several ropes can be seen on the deck of a ship. Warehouses and other buildings can be seen on the wharves in the background at left.; An accompanying paper reads: "Line-up of six major passenger ships at the Lassco-Matson docks, (Berths 155 to 160), Los Angeles Harbor, September 5, 1931. In extreme foreground is deck of S.S. H. F. Alexander, loading out for San Francisco; next is S.S. Sonoma, leading out for Hawaii, Pago Pago, Suva, Auckland and Sidney; next is S.S. City of Los Angeles inbound from Hawaii; next is S.S. Wilhelmina, loading out for Hawaiian ports; next is S.S. Oakland, inbound from German; and last is S.S. Yale loading out for San Francisco".