Photo #: 80-G-K-526 (Color)
U.S. Navy ships
Probably at Noumea, New Caledonia, as seen from USS Wasp (CV-7) on the eve of the Guadalcanal-Tulagi invasion. Photo is dated 4 August 1942.
Ship on the left is USS Kanawha (AO-1). That at right is USS San Juan (CL-54). An old "flush-deck" destroyer, still with four stacks, is in the center. Ships in the center distance include a heavy cruiser (left) and a transport (right).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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13 November 2001