Photo #: USMC 52795
USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Fighting fires in her forward holds, with the assistance of a tug (probably USS Bobolink, AT-131), while she was aground off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, circa late November 1942.
Torpedoed on 28 November by the Japanese submarine I-16 and torpedoed again on 7 December, she was salvaged and repaired.
Note smoke venting from the top of her kingposts.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
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22 January 2002