USS Longshaw (DD-559) after magazine explosion, 1945

Here we see the Fletcher class destroyer USS Longshaw (DD-559) three minutes after her magazine blew up after being hit by Japanese shore batteries on Okinawa on 18 May 1945. The Longshaw was stranded on a coral reef at the time, and eventually had to be abandoned.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (DATE), name, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Longshaw_DD559_magazine_explosion_1945.html

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