Photo #: USN 1113596
USS Galveston (CLG-3)
Blistered paint on the barrels of the ship's 6"/47 guns after firing over 440 rounds of ammunition at Viet Cong targets in the I Corps area of South Vietnam, 23 September 1965. A spotter reported 13 Viet Cong killed in action during this bombardment, 50 structures and five guns destroyed. "Beautiful naval gunfire support", he commented.
Photographed by Commander J.I. Moore.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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25 September 2003