USS Shaw (DD-373) Explodes at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

USS Shaw (DD-373) Explodes at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

This photo was taken at the exact moment that the destroyer USS Shaw exploded. During the second Japanese strike wave on Pearl Harbor on the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941 the Shaw was hit by three bombs from several planes attacking the nearby USS Nevada. Fires were uncontrollable and about one-half hour after the hits her forward ammunition magazines exploded, the explosion seen in this photo. The blast annihilated the Shaw's bow section and sank two nearby vessels.

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