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80-G-35738 Harusame

Photo #: 80-G-35738  Harusame
Title: Harusame
Description: (Japanese destroyer, 1937-1944) Periscope photograph, taken from USS Wahoo (SS-238) after she had been torpedoed by the submarine near Wewak, New Guinea, on 24 January 1943. Harusame's back is clearly broken, but she was repaired and returned to service despite this heavy damage. Wartime intelligence evaluated this photo as showing one of the Asashio class (see Photographic Intelligence Report # 82, 17 March 1943). However, the ship's bridge structure identifies her as a Shiratsuyu class destroyer, with the # 2 (single) 5 gun mount removed. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-35738
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