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80-G-1003967 North African Invasion

Photo #: 80-G-1003967  North African Invasion
Title: North African Invasion
Description: November 1942 Casablanca harbor, Morocco, and vicinity on 16 November 1942, eight days after the 8 November invasion and naval battle there. Among the ships outside the harbor entrance are three U.S. Navy destroyers, a minesweeper and (in center) the torpedoed USS Electra (AK-21) with USS Cherokee (AT-66) off her bow. Closer to shore are three beached French warships (from right to left): light cruiser Primauguet, destroyer Albatros and destroyer Milan. Inside the harbor, with sterns toward the outer breakwater, are eight U.S. Navy ships. They are (from left to right): two minesweepers, USS Terror (CM-4), USS Brooklyn (CL-40), USS Chenango (ACV-28) with a destroyer tied to her starboard side, USS Augusta CA-31) and a transport. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-1003967
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