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NH 95562 USS Savannah (CL-42)

Photo #: NH 95562  USS Savannah (CL-42)
Title: USS Savannah (CL-42)
Description: Is hit by a German radio-controlled bomb, while supporting Allied forces ashore during the Salerno operation, 11 September 1943. The bomb hit the top of the ship's number three 6/47 gun turret and penetrated deep into her hull before exploding. The photograph shows the explosion venting through the top of the turret and also through Savannah's hull below the waterline. A motor torpedo boat (PT) is passing by in the foreground. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral H. Kent Hewett, USN. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 95562
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