1942 Letter Detailing the Torpedo Damage on the U.S.S. California During the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Interesting typed letter signed by Claude Gillette, Admiral of the Navy Shipyard at Pearl Harbor on ''Navy Department Bureau of Ships'' letterhead, dated 22 September 1942. Written almost a year after the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor, here Gillette recounts the damage of the U.S.S. California. Addressed to Captain Joel Bunkley of the U.S. Navy, letter reads in part: ''I, of course, inspected the CALIFORNIA after she was raised and entered the dry-dock...she had sustained underwater damage at four main points...One torpedo hit slightly abaft the bridge about opposite the stack; this damage was very severe...'' Signed ''Claude Gillette'', letter on two pages measures 8'' x 10.5'' with two holes punched at top of each. Some minor toning and folds, else very good condition.

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1942 Letter Detailing the Torpedo Damage on the U.S.S. California During the Attack on Pearl Harbor1942 Letter Detailing the Torpedo Damage on the U.S.S. California During the Attack on Pearl Harbor1942 Letter Detailing the Torpedo Damage on the U.S.S. California During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
1942 Letter Detailing the Torpedo Damage on the U.S.S. California During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
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