USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943

Caption     USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 100389
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jul 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
6 Jun 2008 09:02:42 PM

Denver is the bright spot in the center of the scope, with USS Cleveland (CL-55) and USS Montpelier (CL-57) ahead of her, still heading SSW. USS Conway (DD-507) and USS Waller (DD-466) are further ahead, starting to turn north. Kolombangara is the large white patch at left, with one of the Japanese ships showing as a faint spot offshore in the upper left center. Arundel Island is in the lower left and New Georgia is on the right.
2. Dr. David Johnson says:
23 Nov 2010 07:10:43 PM

The "caption" text is wrong, as the Denver was not present in the action on 6 July 1943, known as the battle of Kula Gulf. Note the writing on the photo itself - it says Mar 6, and this corresponds to the battle of Blackett Strait, in this same area.

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