|Caption||Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 13 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 2 of 2. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy|
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|Photos on Same Day||13 Jul 1943|
|Photos at Same Place||Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, British Western Pacific Territories|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||25 Jan 2021|
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25 Sep 2021 04:14:07 PM
Note that the torpedoes were loaded directly into the torpedo tubes as United States destroyers did not have storage space for torpedoes or the ability to reload the tubes while underway. Nicholas took torpedoes and ammunition from Patterson because Patterson was to withdraw to Espiritu Santo later that same day. Nicholas was replenishing her torpedoes after the night action off Kolombangara the preceding night where torpedoes from Nicholas may well have dealt the crippling blow to Japanese light cruiser JintsÅ«.