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80-G-216014 USS New Orleans (CA-32)

Photo #: 80-G-216014  USS New Orleans (CA-32)
Title: USS New Orleans (CA-32)
Description: Camouflaged at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, some days after she was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942. Note that her stern is riding high, and that her forward end is low in the water. The torpedo and subsequent explosion had severed her bow between # 1 and # 2 eight-inch gun turrets. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-216014
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