Cruiser USS Denver entering Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides, 22 Apr 1943 as seen from cruiser USS Columbia; note SOC floatplane in foreground

Caption     Cruiser USS Denver entering Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides, 22 Apr 1943 as seen from cruiser USS Columbia; note SOC floatplane in foreground ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-384393
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SOC Seagull   Main article  Photos  
Denver   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 22 Apr 1943
Photos at Same Place Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
20 Aug 2014 01:32:12 AM

I wish there were more photos like these.
2. Anonymous says:
23 Apr 2021 01:27:07 PM

That is not the USS Montpelier (CL-57). That is the USS Denver (CL-58)
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Apr 2021 02:05:10 PM

Anonymous (above):
The Navy caption for this image identifies the ship as the Denver, as you say, and adds that the photo was taken from sister-ship USS Columbia (from the top of the mast maybe?). Logs indicate Columbia, Denver, and Montpelier all arrived together at this harbor on this date. Columbia and Denver were moored in adjacent berths, according to the berth numbers listed in the logs, but without a berthing chart for this harbor, this clue is suggestive rather than conclusive. Montpelier and Denver had the same all-gray paint schemes at this time so that is not helpful to this question. In the largest and best resolution of this photo, the hull number is not readable either. Based on all of this, it seems far more likely this is Denver, as you and the Navy say it is, and not Montpelier so our caption and links have been amended. Thank you for raising this question and causing us to look into this further.

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WW2-Era Place Name Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides
Lat/Long -17.5616, 168.2733
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