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Photo taken during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 14-15 November 1942, showing the U.S. battleship USS Washington (BB-56) firing upon the Japanese battleship Kirishima. The low elevation of the barrels shows how the close range of the adversaries; only 8,400 yards, point blank range for the 16"/45 caliber main armament of Washington.

Українська: Фотографія зроблена під час морської битви за Гудалканал 14-15 листопада 1942р. На ній зображено лінкор ВМС США USS Washington (BB-56) що веде вогонь по японському лінкору Kirishima. З низького нахилу стволів головного калібру, можна зробити висновок, наскільки близько одне від одного знаходяться супротивники.
Date 14-15 November 1942
Українська: 14-15 листопада 1942р.
Source Photo source identifies photo as U.S. Navy. without providing additional author information.
Українська: Фотоджерело позначене як ВМС США. не зазначаючи додаткової інформації щодо авторства фото.
Author U.S. Navy
Українська: ВМС США


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