Photo #: 80-G-13455
Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Ships leaving Wellington, New Zealand, on 22 July 1942, en route to take part in the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi.
Photographed from USS Chicago (CA-29), looking aft along the starboard side from the forward superstructure. Next ship astern is USS Salt Lake City (CA-26). She is followed by the Australian light cruiser Hobart.
A Curtiss SOC "Seagull" floatplane is in the foreground.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 October 2001