Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Guadalcanal: Loss of USS Wasp (CV-7)

While supporting the forces on Guadalcanal on September 15, 1942, USS Wasp (CV-7) was torpedoed by Japanese submarine, I-19, later scuttled by USS Lansdowne (DD-456). Also damaged by I-19 were USS O'Brien (DD-415) and USS North Carolina (BB-55).  O'Brien sank on September 19, but North Carolina was able to make to the Solomon Islands for repair. USS Radford (DD-446) sank I-19 on November 25, 1943.   

Image:  80-G-16532:  Loss of USS Wasp (CV-7), September 15, 1942.   U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.