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80-G-34685 Battle of Savo Island

Photo #: 80-G-34685  Battle of Savo Island
Title: Battle of Savo Island
Description: 9 August 1942 USS Chicago (CA-29) off Guadalcanal the day after the action, showing crewmen cutting away damaged plating to enable the ship to get underway. She had been torpedoed at her extreme bow during the night action of 9 August 1942. View looks forward along her port side, with # 1 eight-inch gun turret in the upper right. Note life rafts hung on the turret side and destroyers in the distance. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-34685
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