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View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundView of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in background
View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundView of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in background
USS St. Louis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 6 Mar 1942USS St. Louis, USS Helena, and USS Honolulu off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jun 1943
USS St. Louis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 6 Mar 1942USS St. Louis, USS Helena, and USS Honolulu off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jun 1943
USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluCruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.
USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS HonoluluCruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.
Cruiser USS St. Louis and New Zealand cruiser Leander firing during Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943Cruiser 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 1943
Cruiser USS St. Louis and New Zealand cruiser Leander firing during Battle of Kolombangara, 13 Jul 1943Cruiser 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 1943
Cruiser USS St Louis bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 2C paint scheme; only St Louis and Honolulu were painted this way.Crewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in background
Cruiser USS St Louis bombarding Guam, Mariana Islands, 21 Jul 1944. Note the Measure 32, Design 2C paint scheme; only St Louis and Honolulu were painted this way.Crewmen of USS St. Louis fighting fires in the hangar, after the ship was struck by a special attack airccraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 27 Nov 1944; note wrecked SOC aircraft in background
Cruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.
Cruiser USS St. Louis in Leyte Gulf, Philippines immediately after being struck by an Aichi D3A “Val” dive bomber, 27 Nov 1944.
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