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The USS Tucker Aerial View

The USS Tucker Aerial View

"Jackknifed" amidships and under tow toward the northwest corner of Malo Island at about 0315 Hrs. GCT on 4 August 1942. She is being towed by a motor launch from the Naval Air Station, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, in a final attempt to beach her before she sank.
USS Breese (DM-18) is standing by, in the foreground.
Tucker had struck a mine in the area at about 2145 Hrs. GCT on 3 August 1942, breaking her keel. She sank on 4 August.
Photographed from a plane based on USS Curtiss (AV-4).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.