Your welcome Linda. Another link I found shows an arial picture of the Alhena in the upper left corner after the USS Mt. Hood explosion. It is photo #:NH 95405 at: USN Ships--USS Mount Hood Explosion, 10 November 1944 This page features views of the explosion of USS Mount Hood (AE-11) and its aftermath. URL: http://history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/ae11-k.htmhttp://history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/ae11-k.htm
Another link has a full picture of the ship at:http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02009.htm
FYI: The Alhena was first theRobin Kettering, Then the USS Alhena AK-26, then AKA-9.
And another source is: http://dd748.home.att.net/meredith.htmlhttp://dd748.home.att.net/meredith.html The USS Meredith was one of the ships that helped the Alhena back after it was torpedoed. Read the paragraph above the photo called: The Sinking of the Meredith. (3rd. page if you print it out). Lastly: http://home.att.net/~steve.gardner/806mail.htmlhttp://home.att.net/~steve.gardner/806mail.html There is the second letter from Robert J. Callens who sailed on the USS Higbee, but mentions he first served on the USS Alhena. This is in the last paragraph of his letter. I believe there is to be crew USS. Alhena re-union in Baton Rouge, La., this coming Fall.