August 1942 Ships leaving Wellington, New Zealand, on 22 July 1942, en route to take part in the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi. Photographed from USS Chicago (CA-29), looking aft along the starboard side from the forward superstructure. Next ship astern is USS Salt Lake City (CA-26). She is followed by the Australian light cruiser Hobart. A Curtiss SOC Seagull floatplane is in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.