The former Pacific Mail liner SIBERIA passed, in 1916, to Japanese ownership as the Siberia Maru. She was diverted in 1929 from the N.Y.K. San Francisco-Oriental route to the Puget Sound-British columbia-Oriental route, being replaced shortly by a vessel of the HIKAWA MARU class. (pg. 398) Notes from Gordon Newell, ed., The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Superior Publishing Co, 1966).