Photo #: NH 80533
HMAS Hobart (Australian Light Cruiser, 1936)
View taken at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, on 23 July 1943, showing damage inflicted when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 20 July.
Photographed from off the port side, showing the ship's badly distorted stern and after 6-inch guns. Deck planking has been removed by the ship's crew.
Note: the size of the torpedo hole; Jacob's ladder at left; and draft markings at right.
Collection of Admiral Harry W. Hill, USN (Retired), 1976.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 April 2002