Photo #: 80-G-K-556 (Color)
USS President Adams (AP-38)
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.
Note red lead primer showing through the boot topping along her waterline and large crowd of men on her decks.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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13 November 2001