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21 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-44 sank converted gunboat Keijo Maru in northern Savo Sound, Solomon Islands. She was immediately counterattacked by Japanese aircraft, causing damage to her depth gauges, gyrocompass, and the ice machine due to flooding. ww2dbase [S-44 | Savo Sound | CPC]
24 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-44 arrived at Lunga Roads off the northern coast of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [S-44 | Lunga Roads, Savo Sound | CPC]
26 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-44 reported extremely poor weather north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [S-44 | Savo Sound | CPC]
29 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-44 departed waters north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [S-44 | Savo Sound | CPC]
8 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • In the morning, 7 Japanese cruisers and 1 destroyer under Gunichi Mikawa departed Kavieng, New Ireland and Rabaul, New Britain, sailing south without being detected; after sundown, the force caught the Allied warships by surprise off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands; the Battle of Savo Island would result in the sinking of 3 US cruisers, 1 Australian cruiser, and 1 US destroyer; 1,077 US personnel were killed in this battle. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Canberra (County-class) | Quincy (New Orleans-class) | Astoria (New Orleans-class) | Savo Sound | CPC]
13 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended before dawn with the US Navy task force under Rear Admiral Daniel Callahan driving off a Japanese naval bombardment group. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Savo Sound | CPC]
15 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended in the early hours of the day, with the Americans fighting off the Japanese attack with effective use of radar; four surviving Japanese transports were able to accomplish their missions by delivering 2,000 troops to Guadalcanal, albeit without most of their heavy equipment. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Savo Sound | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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