Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942 


Photo #: 80-G-211215  Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942

USS Minneapolis (CA-36) at Tulagi with torpedo damage received in the battle. Photograph was taken on 1 December 1942, as work began to cut away the wreckage of her bow (80-G-211215).


Photo #: NH 46013  USS Minneapolis (CA-36)

USS Minneapolis (CA-36) at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, in January 1943, after being fitted with a short temporary bow for the voyage back to the United States for permanent repairs (NH 46013).


Photo #: 80-G-216014  USS New Orleans (CA-32)

USS New Orleans (CA-32) camouflaged at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, some days after she was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942. Note that her stern is riding high, and that her forward end is low in the water. The torpedo and subsequent explosion had severed her bow between Number 1 and Number 2 8-inch gun turrets (80-G-216014).


Photo #: 80-G-211222  Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942

An injured man in a stretcher on board USS Minneapolis (CA-36), 1 December 1942, the day after the ship was damaged by torpedoes in the Battle of Tassafaronga (80-G-211222).


Photo #: 80-G-44544  USS Minneapolis (CA-36)

USS Minneapolis (CA-36) en route to Pearl Harbor for repairs, circa January 1943 (80-G-44544).


Photo #: 80-G-33862  USS Pensacola (CA-24)

USS Pensacola (CA-24) alongside USS Vestal (AR-4) undergoing repair of torpedo damage received during the Battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942. Note the hole in her side below the mainmast, and the extensive fire damage in the area of that mast and the Number 3 8-inch gun turret. Photographed at Espirito Santo, New Hebrides, on 17 December 1942 (80-G-33862).

Published: Tue Aug 29 16:13:24 EDT 2017