Photo #: NH 80537
HMAS Hobart (Australian Light Cruiser, 1936)
View taken at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, on 29 July 1943, showing damage inflicted when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 20 July.
Photographed looking aft from the center line of the Ward Room from about 179 station, after clearing away the majority of the wreckage.
Note foundation for the after gun turret at left and inwardly displaced plating around the torpedo hole, at right.
Collection of Admiral Harry W. Hill, USN (Retired), 1976.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 April 2002