Photo #: 80-G-13539
Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
A U.S. destroyer steams up what later became known as "Iron Bottom Sound", the body of water between Guadalcanal and Tulagi, during landings on both islands, 7 August 1942.
Savo Island is in the center distance and Cape Esperance, on Guadalcanal, is at the left.
Photographed from USS San Juan (CL-54) from a location approximately due east from the northern tip of Savo Island.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 November 2001