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USMC 52795 USS Alchiba (AK-23)

Photo #: USMC 52795  USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Title: USS Alchiba (AK-23)
Description: Fighting fires in her forward holds, with the assistance of a tug (probably USS Bobolink, AT-131), while she was aground off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, circa late November 1942. Torpedoed on 28 November by the Japanese submarine I-16 and torpedoed again on 7 December, she was salvaged and repaired. Note smoke venting from the top of her kingposts. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
Catalog #: USMC 52795
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