|Caption||Smoke rising from the overturned and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa in Ulithi Lagoon, 20 Nov 1944 as seen from the carrier Lexington (Essex-class). Ticonderoga is at left and hospital ship Solace is at right. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy|
|Photos on Same Day||20 Nov 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Ulithi, Caroline Islands|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||13 Oct 2019|
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13 Oct 2019 01:27:01 PM
Mississinewa was struck inside the ‚Äúsafe‚ÄĚ anchorage of Ulithi by a Kaiten manned torpedo. Five Kaitens were launched against Ulithi that morning but only this one caused any damage to American ships. This photo was taken from just over 5 miles away from Mississinewa and yet the black smoke plume is quite prominent.