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Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 2 of 4.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 4 of 4.
Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 2 of 4.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 4 of 4.
Troops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at
Troops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2
Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at Buckled deck of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
Chester Nimitz and William Halsey aboard USS Curtiss at 'Button' Naval Base, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jan 1943, photo 2 of 2Buckled deck of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
Cruiser USS St. Louis coming alongside repair ship USS Vestal at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for initial repair of torpedo damage to her bow received in the Battle of Kolombangara, 16 Jul 1943Damaged bow of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Photo 1 of 2.
Cruiser USS St. Louis coming alongside repair ship USS Vestal at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for initial repair of torpedo damage to her bow received in the Battle of Kolombangara, 16 Jul 1943Damaged bow of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Photo 1 of 2.
Damaged bow of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Photo 2 of 2.Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from cruiser USS Honolulu to shore stations on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Jul 1943.
Damaged bow of the cruiser USS St. Louis after being hit by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943, although this photo was taken 16 Jul 1943 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. Photo 2 of 2.Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from cruiser USS Honolulu to shore stations on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Jul 1943.
Torpedo damage to the cruiser USS St. Louis sustained during the Battle of Kolombangara on 13 Jul 1943 during the Solomon Island Campaign. The photo was taken at Espiritu Santo on 20 Jul 1943.USS Honolulu departing Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides with a new false bow 7 Aug 1943 bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Honolulu was damaged by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943.
Torpedo damage to the cruiser USS St. Louis sustained during the Battle of Kolombangara on 13 Jul 1943 during the Solomon Island Campaign. The photo was taken at Espiritu Santo on 20 Jul 1943.USS Honolulu departing Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides with a new false bow 7 Aug 1943 bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Honolulu was damaged by a torpedo in the Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943.


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