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The Aftermath
Seaman First Class Charles Olinger points out shell fragment damage to the ventilation trunk at the front of the superstructure, just above the main deck. Photographed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in November 1942. This damage was received during the Battle of Cape Esperance, 12 October 1942. It was caused by a shell that struck the face of turret # 3 and detonated on impact. The explosion was about thirty feet away from the damage seen here. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (NHHC 80-G-36296)

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