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Fighting fires on USS West Virginia

Photo of Fighting fires on USS West Virginia

Fighting fires on the sunken battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48), December 7th 1941. The garbage lighter YG-17 is at right, with her crewmen playing two fire hoses at the flames. Assisting or standing by are a motor launch and an officer's motorboat.

USS Tennessee (BB-48) is inboard of West Virginia.

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