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Carrier USS Wasp burning and listing after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19 in the South Pacific, 15 Sep 1942. (US National Archives)

Carrier USS Wasp burning and listing after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19 in the South Pacific, 15 Sep 1942. (US National Archives)

USS Minneapolis bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands with her 5-in secondary guns, 20 Nov 1943; note rings of smoke from the discharge of the guns.

[Photo] Minneapolis bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands with her 5-in secondary guns, 20 Nov 1943; note rings of smoke

USS Minneapolis bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands with her 5-in secondary guns, 20 Nov 1943; note rings of smoke from the discharge of the guns.

George Bush being rescued by the submarine, the U.S.S. Finback, after being shot down while on a bombing run of the Island of Chi Chi Jima, 09/02/1944.

George Bush being rescued by the submarine, the U.S.S. Finback, after being shot down while on a bombing run of the Island of Chi Chi Jima, 09/02/1944.

USS Arizona ... ghost waves speed on if we make but one pause to remember!  Remember the Arizona, December 7th, 2012!   The 71st Anniversary.

USS Arizona ... ghost waves speed on if we make but one pause to remember! Remember the Arizona, December 7th, 2012! The 71st Anniversary.

USS Missouri (BB-63) Fires a salvo of 16-inch shells from turret # 2 while bombarding Chongjin, North Korea, in an effort to cut enemy communications, October 1950. Chongjin is only 39 miles from North Korea's northern border. (This is a color-tinted version of a black & white original.)

USS Missouri (BB-63) Fires a salvo of 16-inch shells from turret # 2 while bombarding Chongjin, North Korea, in an effort to cut enemy communications, October 1950. Chongjin is only 39 miles from North Korea's northern border. (This is a color-tinted version of a black & white original.)

waffenss1972:“Admiral Scheer” - “pocket battleship” of Nazi Kriegsmarine

waffenss1972:“Admiral Scheer” - “pocket battleship” of Nazi Kriegsmarine

Destroyers USS Selfridge (bow shot off) and USS O'Bannon at New Caledonia for repairs after Battle of Vella Lavella (US Navy photo) On Oct. 6, 1943: Naval Battle of Vella Lavella: US fails to prevent evacuation of island; US and Japanese each lose 1 destroyer; last surface engagement in Solomons, last clear-cut naval victory for Japanese.

Destroyers USS Selfridge (bow shot off) and USS O'Bannon at New Caledonia for repairs after Battle of Vella Lavella (US Navy photo) On Oct. 6, 1943: Naval Battle of Vella Lavella: US fails to prevent evacuation of island; US and Japanese each lose 1 destroyer; last surface engagement in Solomons, last clear-cut naval victory for Japanese.

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