Small Samoan fishing canoes. Photo removed from a 1925 Sailors USS Oklahoma photo album. No name anywhere. The USS Oklahoma left San Francisco on 15 April 1925, arrived in Hawaii on 27 April, where they conducted war games. They left for Samoa on 1 July, crossing the equator on 6 July. On 27 July, they arrived in Australia and conducted a number of exercises there, before spending time in New Zealand, returning to the United States later that year.