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.

Caption     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. ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via NavSource
Identification Code   MINY 6262-43
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St. Louis   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 16 Jul 1943
Photos at Same Place Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Jul 2023 09:24:14 PM

This photo is stamped as a Mare Island photo but it was taken well before arrival at Mare Island. Several reinforcing irons were welded across the buckled sections for added strength before sailing across the Pacific and only one is seen here. This is a ship’s photo filed at Mare Island once the ship arrived a month later.

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