Photo #: NH 100388
Action in Kula Gulf, 6 March 1943
USS Denver (CL-58) SG radarscope image, showing the situation at time 0110, with the Japanese destroyer Murasame stopped and sinking. Her companion, Minegumo, has been hit but is still underway to the north of her.
Denver is the bright spot in the center of the scope, with other U.S. ships ahead of her, steaming SSW. Kolombangara is the large white patch on the left, with the two Japanese ships showing as small spots just offshore. New Georgia is the large white patch on the right.
Both Japanese destroyers were sunk in this engagement.
Copied from a photograph in Denver's 9 March 1943 Action Report, 1985
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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21 May 2002