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On 13 January 1943 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, was struck by two torpedoes during a ten hour battle. Footage shows the battle and shows survivors being halled to safety from the sinking ship. USS Hornet became the last U.S. fleet carrier to be sunk by the enemy during World War II 


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