Photo #: USMC 66457
USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Afire off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, circa late November 1942, after she had been torpedoed in the forward holds.
Alchiba was torpedoed on 28 November by the Japanese submarine I-16. Her crew ran her aground and delivered her cargo while fighting fires, which burned until 2 December. She was torpedoed again on 7 December, but was salvaged and reentered service.
Photographed by Sgt. Robert Brenner.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
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22 January 2002