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USMC 52796 USS Alchiba (AK-23)

Photo #: USMC 52796  USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Title: USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Description: Aground and afire off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, circa late November 1942. She had been torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-16 on 28 November. Men are handling cargo on the beach, possibly assisting in unloading Alchiba while she was fighting her fires. Note barbed wire fencing in the foreground. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
Catalog #: USMC 52796
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