USS Minneapolis (CA-36) Ship's Company, posted on her after deck, # three eight-inch gun turret and after superstructure, off Long Beach, California, in the summer of 1936. Her Commanding Officer, seated in the front row, center, is Captain Chester H.J. Keppler, USN. The officer 2nd from right, front row, is Lieutenant Anchony L. Danis, USN
USS Minneapolis (CA-36) at Tulagi with torpedo damage received in the battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942. Photograph was taken on 1 December 1942, as work began to cut away the wreckage of her bow
Minneapolis under a camouflage net at Tulagi undergoing field repairs of battle damage before traveling to rear-area ports for further repairs.
Minneapolis at Tulagi with a jury-rigged temporary bow made of coconut logs and steel beams to get the ship out of the fighting area around Guadalcanal. She was damaged in the Battle of Tassafaronga.
"Permanent" temporary bow rigged on Minneapolis for the trip across the Pacific.
Minneapolis headed for Pearl Harbor with her shortened, temporary bow in place. January, 1943.
Minneapolis at Pearl Harbor in March, 1943 being repaired after torpedo damage at the Battle of Tassafaronga on November 30, 1942. Minneapolis was flagship of TF-67 and was hit by two torpedoes; one blew her bow off, ahead of #1 turret and the other struck further aft amidships. The aft damage is hidden by scaffolding in this photo.
USS Minneapolis (CA-36) departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 11 April 1943, after being fitted with a new bow. She had lost her original bow in the Battle of Tassafaronga, off Guadalcanal on 30 November 1942