Photo #: 80-G-13488
Battle of Savo Island, 9 August 1942
U.S. destroyers remove the crew from the fatally-damaged HMAS Canberra, off Guadalcanal at about 0630 on the morning of 9 August 1942, following the Battle of Savo Island. USS Blue (DD-387) is alongside Canberra's port bow, as USS Patterson (DD-392) approaches from astern.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 620 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.
Note: When Canberra's wreck was discovered and examined in July-August 1992, her "B", "X" and "Y", turrets were trained exactly as seen here, pointing to the port quarter. "A" was then trained on the port bow. "B" turret's roof, present in this view with a 20mm gun tub on top, was completely missing in 1992, and the forward superstructure had collapsed over to starboard.
Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.
If you want higher resolution reproductions than this digital image, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."
12 October 2001