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Ironbottom Sound

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Solomon Islands History and Facts in Brief

Ironbottom Sound
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Ironbottom Sound" is the name given by Allied sailors to Savo Sound, the stretch of water between Guadalcanal, Savo Island, and Florida Island of the Solomon Islands.
Dozens of ships and planes were sunk there during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942 and 1943.
Prior to the war, it was called Sealark Sound.

1 Battles
2 Sunken ships
2.1 Allied
2.2 Japanese
3 References
4 External links
5 See also

  • Battle of Savo Island, 9 August 1942
  • Battle of Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942
  • Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 13-15 November 1942
  • Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942

Sunken ships
  • Aaron Ward (US Gleaves-class destroyer)
  • Astoria (US New Orleans-class cruiser)
  • Atlanta (US Atlanta-class anti-aircraft cruiser)
  • Barton (US Benson-class destroyer)
  • Blue (US Bagley-class destroyer)
  • Canberra (Australian Kent-class cruiser)
  • Colhoun (US Wickes-class destroyer)
  • Cushing (US Mahan-class destroyer)
  • De Haven (US Fletcher-class destroyer)
  • Duncan (US Gleaves-class destroyer)
  • George F. Elliot (US Heywood class transport)
  • Gregory (US Wickes-class destroyer)
  • Jarvis (US Gridley-class destroyer)
  • John Penn (US miscellaneous class Attack Transport)
  • Kanawha (US Kanawha/Cuyama class fleet oiler)
  • Laffey (US Benson-class destroyer)
  • Little (US Wickes-class destroyer)
  • Moa (New Zealand Bird class corvette)
  • Monssen (US Gleaves-class destroyer)
  • Northampton (US Northampton-class heavy cruiser)
  • Preston (US Mahan-class destroyer)
  • PT-37 (US PT boat)
  • PT-44 (US PT boat)
  • PT-111 (US PT boat)
  • PT-112 (US PT boat)
  • PT-123 (US PT boat)
  • Quincy (US New Orleans-class cruiser)
  • Seminole (US Navajo-class oceangoing tug)
  • Serpens (US Coast Guard-manned Liberty ship)
  • Vincennes (US New Orleans-class cruiser)
  • Walke (US Sims-class destroyer)
  • YP-284 (US Yard Patrol craft)

  • Akatsuki (Japanese Akatsuki-class destroyer)
  • Ayanami (Japanese Fubuki-class destroyer)
  • Fubuki (Japanese Fubuki-class destroyer)
  • Furutaka (Japanese Furutaka-class cruiser)
  • Hiei (Japanese Kongo-class battleship)
  • Hirokawa Maru (Japanese military transport)
  • Kasi Maru (Japanese freighter)
  • Kinugawa Maru (Japanese military transport)
  • Kirishima (Japanese Kongo-class battleship)
  • Makigumo (Japanese Yugumo-class destroyer)
  • Takanami (Japanese Yugumo-class destroyer)
  • Teruzuki (Japanese Akizuki-class destroyer)
  • Toa Maru (Japanese military transport)
  • Yudachi (Japanese Shiratsuyu-class destroyer)

External links
  • National Geographic: The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal, Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

See also
Coordinates: 9°15'S 160°0'E / -9.25, 160

For more information about Ironbottom Sound see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironbottom_Sound) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, November 2008.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
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