Photo #: SC 364342
USS Savannah (CL-42)
Afire and beginning to settle by the bow, very soon after she was hit by a German guided bomb during the Salerno operation, 11 September 1943.
The bomb penetrated the top of the ship's number three 6"/47 gun turret, which is in the center of this photograph with smoke over it.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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6 May 2002