Photo #: 80-G-13612
USS Laffey (DD-459)
Alongside a cruiser (either Salt Lake City or Pensacola) with survivors of USS Wasp (CV-7) on board, probably at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
Wasp had been sunk by a Japanese submarine on 15 September 1942.
Note Laffey's smokestacks, Searchlight, mainmast, depth charges, and fully outfitted liferaft.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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11 February 2002