The picture dated May 18, 1942 shows the ship’s bow whose center, after the fatal ammunition magazines explosion,

collapsed between gun turrets No. 1 and 2 and sank. The

forward mast remnants, patrially sunken gun turret No.2

and bow sticking out of the water can be seen (photo: Digital Archives of Hawaiʻi).

During February 1942 the turrets No. 3 and 4 were removed

(photo: National Archives).


INFO Eduard

April 2022