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8 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
14 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • After dark, the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal began with Japanese ships severely crippling the American destroyer screen. Japanese destroyers launched Type 93 torpedoes that took the bows off destroyers USS Walke and Benham; Walke sank almost immediately and Benham was scuttled sixteen hours later by USS Gwinn, herself badly damaged in the action. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Type 93 | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
30 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Near Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, US cruisers ambushed a night time fast destroyer convoy led personally by Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka. Tanaka's quick thinking led to a Japanese victory in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Cruisers USS Northampton, USS Pensacola, USS Minneapolis, and USS New Orleans (New Orleans-class) were badly damaged by torpedoes. Cruiser USS Northampton was sunk by Type 93 torpedoes launched by Japanese destroyer Oyashio. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Raizo Tanaka | Pensacola | Minneapolis | New Orleans | Northampton | Type 93 | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
1 Dec 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • at 0303 hours (local time): Badly damaged by two torpedo hits in the Battle of Tassafaronga, cruiser USS Northampton sank in Iron Bottom Sound north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Destroyers Drayton and Fletcher took on 870 of her survivors in less than an hour. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Northampton | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | 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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