Battle of Tassafaronga
Japanese ships and weapons
USS Pensacola (CA-24) alongside USS Vestal (AR-4), undergoing repair of torpedo damage received during the Battle of Tassafaronga, off Guadalcanal on 30 November 1942. Note the hole in her side below the mainmast, and the extensive fire damage in the area of that mast and the number three eight-inch gun turret. Photographed at Espirito Santo, New Hebrides, on 17 December 1942.
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.