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Escaping the smoke

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USS Nevada (BB-36) headed down channel after being intensely attacked by Japanese dive bombers.

Photographed from Ford Island, with USS Avocet (AVP-4) in the foreground and the dredge line in the middle distance.

Smoke is pouring from Nevada's forecastle area where (2) 250 bombs have struck. Minutes afterwards, she is given orders to beach herself opposite floating Drydock YFD-2 (holding USS Shaw) in order that the channel not be blocked. Minutes later, the current will have shifted Nevada 180 degrees so that she would face up Channel.

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