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Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.
Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.


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