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Shipfitter 3rd-class D.R. Cole looks through a hole in USS Honolulu’s stern made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, 13 Jul 1943 during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken at Tulagi.Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 1 of 2.
Shipfitter 3rd-class D.R. Cole looks through a hole in USS Honolulu’s stern made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, 13 Jul 1943 during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken at Tulagi.Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 1 of 2.
Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 2 of 2.Portside midships of USS Nicholas during a patrol in the Solomon Island “Slot,” 14 Aug 1943. Note the depth charge launchers along the rail.
Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 2 of 2.Portside midships of USS Nicholas during a patrol in the Solomon Island “Slot,” 14 Aug 1943. Note the depth charge launchers along the rail.
All hands passing 5-inch powder casings aboard USS Nicholas alongside an ammunition barge at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.
All hands passing 5-inch powder casings aboard USS Nicholas alongside an ammunition barge at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.PT-183 and PT-180, Elco 80-footers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 11 (MTBRon 11) at the Rendova PT Boat base on Lumbari Island in the Solomon Islands, 1944
On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 1944.Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.
On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 1944.Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.
Cruiser USS Honolulu at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, late Apr 1944. Note men painting near the waterline and the two LCVPs alongside.Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf. Photographed from cruiser USS Montpelier on 8 May 1944
Cruiser USS Honolulu at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, late Apr 1944. Note men painting near the waterline and the two LCVPs alongside.Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf. Photographed from cruiser USS Montpelier on 8 May 1944
USS Bailey following a period of tender repairs in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, Aug 1944. Note Bailey’s new Measure 31, Design 6D paint scheme. Photo 1 of 2.USS Bailey following a period of tender repairs in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, Aug 1944. Note Bailey’s new Measure 31, Design 6D paint scheme. Photo 2 of 2.
USS Bailey following a period of tender repairs in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, Aug 1944. Note Bailey’s new Measure 31, Design 6D paint scheme. Photo 1 of 2.USS Bailey following a period of tender repairs in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, Aug 1944. Note Bailey’s new Measure 31, Design 6D paint scheme. Photo 2 of 2.
Petrof Bay anchored in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 24 Aug 1944USS Louisville at anchor in the Purvis Inlet, Solomon Islands, 2 Nov 1944.
Petrof Bay anchored in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 24 Aug 1944USS Louisville at anchor in the Purvis Inlet, Solomon Islands, 2 Nov 1944.

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