Photo #: 80-G-231855
Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Ships of the invasion force steaming out of the Guadalcanal-Tulagi area during the afternoon of 9 August 1942.
Photographed from USS Chicago (CA-29), the view looks westward, with Guadalcanal island in the background. USS Crescent City (AP-40) is at the left.
A Curtiss SOC "Seagull" floatplane is in the foreground, on Chicago's starboard catapult.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 October 2001