Photo #: NH 100389
Action in Kula Gulf, 6 March 1943
USS Denver (CL-58) SG radarscope image, showing the situation at time 0117, as the U.S. force begins to turn north after firing on the Japanese destroyers Murasame and Minegumo.
Denver is the bright spot in the center of the scope, with USS Cleveland (CL-55) and USS Montpelier (CL-57) ahead of her, still heading SSW. USS Conway (DD-507) and USS Waller (DD-466) are further ahead, starting to turn north. Kolombangara is the large white patch at left, with one of the Japanese ships showing as a faint spot offshore in the upper left center. Arundel Island is in the lower left and New Georgia is 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