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    Iron Bottom Sound  Solomon Islands

Body of water located to the north of Guadalcanal, and south of the Florida Island Group, and Savo Island. Most of warships sunk in the sound are too deep for recreational divers. There are a number of deep wrecks in the Guadalcanal and Florida Island area.

The eastern end of Iron Bottom Sound is comprised of coral reefs that are divided between the Lengo Channel (nearest to Taivu Point on Guadalcanal), Sealark Channel (in the center) and Ngello Channel (nearest to Florida Island). Further to the east is the Indispensable Strait

and Malaita Province.


USS George F. Elliott (AP-13)
Sunk August 8, 1942

USS Colhoun (APD-2)
Sunk August 30, 1942

USS Aaron Ward (DD-483)
Sunk April 7, 1943 off Tulagi

R4D-1 Dakota Bureau Number 01648
Crashed November 12 or 13, 1942

USS Seminole (AT-65)
Sunk October 25, 1942

Damaged by mine on February 1, 1942, scuttled south-southwest of Savo

Sunk December 1, 1942 during Battle of Tassafaronga

HMAS Canberra (D33)
Damaged during the night of August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island afterward scuttled

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016


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