Photo #: 80-G-19947
Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Fighting fires on the sunken battleship West Virginia (BB-48), 7 December 1941. The garbage lighter YG-17 is at right, with her crewmen playing two fire hoses at the flames. Assisting or standing by are a motor launch and an officer's motorboat.
USS Tennessee (BB-48) is inboard of West Virginia.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 October 2000