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Photo capturing the moment the powder magazine of the USS Shaw exploded during the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 Dec 1941 at about 0930. Note the after turrets of the USS Nevada passing in the channel at right.

Caption   Photo capturing the moment the powder magazine of the USS Shaw exploded during the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 Dec 1941 at about 0930. Note the after turrets of the USS Nevada passing in the channel at right. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-16871
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 7 Dec 1941
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 May 2010 07:53:41 PM

The forward magazine of the destroyer U.S.S Shaw took a direct hit, as she lay in the floating dry dock. Shaw's bow, was blown off From the impact of three 500lb bombs. This photo, was taken seconds later from Ford Island.

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