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|Wrecks in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, November 1945
Photographed about a month after Typhoon Louise ravaged that port in October 1945. The vessel in the center of the photograph is USS YP-520, originally the tuna clipper Conte Grande. To the right is Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete-hulled stores issue barge. Above Cinnabar is the after portion of USS LST-826, and in the distance beyond USS YP-520 are YF-606 (on the left) and YF-626.
US Navy photo # NH 105659 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, collection of Dr. Richard Raymond Gratton (1915-1990), donated by his daughter, Barbara Gratton Stillwater, 2008.
|Cinnabar (IX-163) in November, 1945 after being wrecked at Buckner Bay, Okinawa by Typhoon Louise on 9 October 1945. The remains of USS YP-520, are in the foreground, her wooden bow totally sheared off just forward of the foremast.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 105636
|Wrecks photographed about a month after Typhoon Louise ravaged Buckner Bay in October 1945.
The vessel in the center of the photograph is USS YP-520, originally the tuna clipper Conte Grande. Further out on the reef forward of YP-520 is Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete-hulled stores issue barge.
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