Historic Photos
Majuro Atoll, World War II

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Photo #: 80-G-401019


USS LST-461, a 2366-ton LST-1 class tank landing ship, was built at Vancouver, Washington. Commissioned in February 1943, her wartime service was spent in the Asiatic-Pacific theater. In 1944, she participated in the Saipan, Tinian and Leyte operations. During the first months of 1945, LST-461 took part in landings at Lingayen Gulf and Okinawa. She returned to the United States after the War ended and was decommissioned in September 1947. LST-461 was sold in March 1948.

Unloading supplies at Majuro Island, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, March 1944.
Note loaded truck in the left foreground and many ships anchored in the distance.
Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Kerlee, USNR.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Photo #: 80-G-275955

USS Indiana (BB-58)

At Majuro Atoll for repairs on 3 February 1944. She had collided with USS Washington (BB-56) during the night of 1 February, while taking part in the Marshalls operation.
Damage to her starboard hull side is visible below her after 16-inch gun turret.
USS Washington, whose bow was wrecked in the accident, is in the left background, alongside USS Vestal (AR-4).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Photo #: ???

Consolidated PBY "Catalina" on the beach of Delap, Majuro Atoll Date: 1944
Photographer: Bob Seedorf (?).


Bibliographic citation for this document

Majuro Atoll, World War II
URL: http://marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/html/WWII_Pix/Majuro.html

Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
e-mail: dspennemann@csu.edu.au

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