Photo #: USMC 52796
USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Aground and afire off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, circa late November 1942. She had been torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-16 on 28 November.
Men are handling cargo on the beach, possibly assisting in unloading Alchiba while she was fighting her fires.
Note barbed wire fencing in the foreground.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
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22 January 2002