Photo #: 80-G-K-559 (Color)
USS President Jackson (AP-37) (in the distance)
Alongside an oiler, 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 in the foreground is an as-yet little modified "flush-deck" destroyer, with no hull number showing.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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13 November 2001