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File:U.S. Naval Historical Centre Photo NH 80533 (HMAS Hobart).jpg


English: Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, on 23 July 1943. Australian light cruiser HMAS Hobart (commissioned 1936). Showing damage inflicted when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while serving with Task Force 74 on 20 July: a huge hole and badly distorted stern. Deck planking has been removed by the ship's crew. Both portside propellers were blown off by the impact, many pipes were broken, bulkheads crushed and power cables severed. Hobart lost 13 crew in the attack and one U.S. officer who was on board; seven others were seriously injured.
Date 23 July 1943
Source U.S. Naval Historical Centre Photograph # NH 80533
Author Unknown


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