Photo #: 80-G-21925
USS Memphis (CL-13)
A Curtiss SOC "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft is lowered onto the cruiser's starboard catapult, after recovery, circa early 1942.
Note crewmen wearing tropical white uniforms, searchlights alongside smokestacks, 3"/50 anti-aircraft guns in front of the catapult and .50 caliber machine guns behind it.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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16 April 2001