Rescued survivors of USS Helena aboard destroyer USS Nicholas, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943Submarine Trepang under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1943; note the hulls of LSD-1 Ashland and CVE-12 Copahee also presentUS Marines aboard USS Honolulu firing a salute during funeral services for a casualty from sunken USS Helena, circa 6 Jul 1943USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943
Rescued survivors of USS Helena aboard destroyer USS Nicholas, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943Submarine Trepang under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1943; note the hulls of LSD-1 Ashland and CVE-12 Copahee also presentUS Marines aboard USS Honolulu firing a salute during funeral services for a casualty from sunken USS Helena, circa 6 Jul 1943USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 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 Honolulu
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 Honolulu


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