Photo #: NH 104777
USS Solar (DE-221)
Following the explosion of her forward magazine while she was at Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, New Jersey, on 30 April 1946.
Note that her forward superstructure has been folded back, crushing her smokestack and other midships fittings. The barrel of one of her forward 3"/50 guns is inside her after 3"/50 gun tub, with other parts of the ship's forward structure resting nearby.
Donation of Dr. Neal Dinowitz, 2007.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 19 April 2007