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80-G-30649 North African Invasion

Photo #: 80-G-30649  North African Invasion
Title: North African Invasion
Description: November 1942 French destroyer Albatros beached off Casablanca, Morocco on 4 December 1942. Beyond her stern is the French light cruiser Primauguet. Both ships were badly damaged during the Battle of Casablanca, 8 November 1942. Albatros' third smokestack has been destroyed and Primaguet is largely burned out forward. Note the railroad line and signal in the foreground and shipping in the right distance, including at least two French commercial freighters and, partially visible at far right, what appears to be USS Electra (AK-21) lying very low in the water. She had been torpedoed by the German submarine U-173 on 15 November. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-30649
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