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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS --

Kikuzuki (Destroyer, 1926-1942),
After She was Moved to Purvis Bay

This page features views of Kikuzuki in Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, in 1944.

For views of Kikuzuki under salvage near Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in 1943, see: Kikuzuki.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-6108 (Color)

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, in 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area, and was salvaged by the U.S. Navy in 1943.
Number "23" on her bow represents the 23rd Destroyer Division, to which Kikuzuki belonged when she was sunk.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 134KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6107 (Color)

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, in 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area, and was salvaged by the U.S. Navy in 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 93KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6106 (Color)

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, in 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area, and was salvaged by the U.S. Navy in 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 111KB; 600 x 765 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6103 (Color)

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, in 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area, and was salvaged by the U.S. Navy in 1943.
Note torpedo davit and drum stowage at left. Also torpedo reload box alongside the after smokestack.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 151KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: USMC 104478

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, after being salvaged. Photograph is dated December 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 70KB; 740 x 595 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: USMC 104477

Kikuzuki

(Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942)

Beached in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, after being salvaged. Photograph is dated December 1944.
She had been sunk on 4 May 1942, when USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes raided the Tulagi area.
Note her triple 24-inch torpedo tubes (12th Year Type) at right; 12cm/45 caliber gun (3rd Year Type) between her stacks and torpedo reload box alongside the after smokestack.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.

Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 610 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 



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10 May 1999