Photo #: 80-G-300235
USS Boise (CL-47)
Arrives at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in November 1942 for repair of battle damage received during the 11-12 October Battle of Cape Esperance.
Note the forward 6"/47 triple gun turret trained to starboard. It was jammed in this position during the action, when a Japanese 8" shell hit the armored barbette just below the turret.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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13 December 2001