The light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) was a sister ship of the ill-fated Atlanta. Like her sister ship. The men at the Kearny, New Jersey shipyard built her. The Navy commissioned the ship in February 1942. She served in the Atlantic and Caribbean until the Navy ordered her to the South Pacific in August 1942.
The cruiser was also present when a Japanese submarine sank the carrier Wasp on September 15. She was at the Battle of the Santa Cruz islands from October 26-27 and at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. During the latter battle, Japanese torpedoes badly damaged the cruiser. While trying to withdraw from the battle, the Japanese submarine I-26 torpedoed her. This was the last straw for the now fatally damaged cruiser. She exploded and quickly sank. American ships rescued just ten of her crew. All others aboard her went down with her including the five Sullivan Brothers.