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H-013-2: Survivors of Tassafaronga 


PT boat at Tulagi with Northampton Survivors after the Battle of Tassafaronga
U.S. Navy photo taken after the Battle of Tassafaronga off Guadalcanal shows a U.S. PT boat bringing survivors of the heavy cruiser USS Northampton (CA-26) into Tulagi harbor. In the background is the heavy cruiser New Orleans (CA-32) with her bow blown off, including her number 1 main battery turret. New Orleans survived despite losing almost a quarter of her length.

H-Gram 013, Attachment 2
Samuel J. Cox, Director NHHC
December 2017 

Published: Fri May 03 11:39:02 EDT 2019