Photo #: 80-G-32149
Ships of Destroyer Squadron Four
Firing offset gunnery practice inside the Great Barrier Reef about ten miles north of the Palm Islands, off the Australian coast, 9 October 1942.
The two ships are USS Mugford (DD-389), at left, and USS Patterson (DD-392).
Photographed from USS Helm (DD-388).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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28 January 2002