Photo #: NH 80536
HMAS Hobart (Australian Light Cruiser, 1936)
View taken at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, on 22 July 1943, showing damage inflicted when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 20 July.
Photographed inside the Ward Room, looking aft from about frame 173 and 9 feet inboard. Note cable jammed under "Y" Gunhouse. Part of partition between Ward Room and Ante Room is in the foreground. Black triangular-shaped plating displaced upward at right is part of the Ante Room deck.
Note that deck plating has been forced away from the gun turret base, opening the compartment to the sky.
Collection of Admiral Harry W. Hill, USN (Retired), 1976.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 April 2002