USS_Helena_(CL-50)_firing_during_the_Battle_of_Kula_Gulf,_6_July_1943_(80-G-54553)

USS Helena in action at Kula Gulf, seen from the light cruiser Honolulu. Bright flashes of gunfire are due to use of older gunpowder for the main armament. These flashes gave the Japanese a target for their torpedoes. Just minutes after this photo was taken, Helena broke apart and sank (U.S. Navy photo 80-G-54553)

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