USS George F. Elliott (AP-13), Photo taken January 1, 1942.
During WWII the USS George F. Elliott participated in the assault on Guadalcanal. On August 8, 1942, a Japanese bomber crashed into the Elliot, starting a massive fire. Though the crew tried with all their might, they couldn't bring the fire under control, so the ship had to be sunk.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
Photo #: NH 97803