USS Shaw Exploding | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


USS Shaw Exploding

How to Purchase a Copy

Option 1

Personal Use (a gift or for your home)

By clicking "BUY" you agree to our Terms of Use.

Wisconsin Historical Society Members receive a 10-percent discount.

Option 2

Publication or Public Use

Buy a historical image for public use, including publication, websites, presentations and public display.


Email us:


The forward magazines of the USS Shaw exploding after a Japanese bomb set the fore aflame as it sat in dock at Pearl Harbor. The midships and stern of the ship remained intact. The USS was rebuilt to serve in the rest of the war.


Image ID: 36557

Creation Date: 1941-12-07 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Pearl Harbor


State: Hawaii

Collection Name: Williams, Alan North, 1912-2001 : Photographs, 1941-1946

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M2002-155

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches




Military art and science

Naval history




World War, 1939-1945


This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

Reference Details

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

How to View in Person

To view this image, visit the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor at the Society Headquarters building in Madison, WI. Print out this index page and present it to the librarian. Use the links below to plan your visit to the Society's Archives.

Checking Out Materials

Visual materials in the Archives do not circulate and must be viewed in the Society's Archives Research Room.

How to Cite

For the purposes of a bibliography entry or footnote, follow this model:

Wisconsin Historical Society Citation
Wisconsin Historical Society, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Citation
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).

Have Questions?

Contact our Archives staff by email.