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USS Shaw Exploding

USS Shaw Exploding
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Title: USS Shaw Exploding
Description: 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
December 7, 1941 
City, State: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Williams, Alan North, 1912-2001 : Photographs, 1941-1946
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Ocean
Naval history
World War, 1939-1945

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