Collection Photo # NHF-075-C.04: USS Longshaw (DD-559) explodes off Okinawa. The ship had run aground and taken fire from Japanese shore batteries, until it was abandoned and ultimately destroyed by US gunfire and torpedoes. Other ship in image may be USS Arikara (ATF-98).
48 black and white photographs taken in the Pacific during World War II, donated by Admiral Harry W. Hill to the Naval Historical Foundation, and later donated to the Naval History and Heritage Command. USS LSD-1 operating with LCMs off Iwo Jima; views taken in Nagasaki after the war, with views of USS C-4 type hospital ship, USS Wichita (CA-45), USS Cambria (APA-36) and USS Cahuilla (ATF-152); explosion of USS Longshaw (DD-559) off Okinawa, May 1945; scenes off Okinawa with kamikazes, including USS Columbia (CL-56), USS Portland (CA-33), USS Bates (APD-37), USS Roper (APD-20), USS St. George (AV-16), USS LCS(L) 116, USS Panamint (AGC-13), USS Teton (AGC-14), USS Leutze (DD-481), USS New York (BB-34), and grave of Ernie Pyle. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers.