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    Battle of Savo Island  Solomon Islands

Location
The Battle of Savo Island occurred in Iron Bottom Sound off Savo Island between Guadalcanal to the south and the Florida Island and Tulagi Island to the north in the Solomon Islands.

Wartime History
During the night of August 8-9, 1942 as Allied cruisers and destroyers were patrolling between Guadalcanal and Savo. A Japanese Navy cruiser force attacked, resulting in the sinking and loss of four Allied cruisers including USS Quincy (CA-39) sunk, USS Astoria (CA-34) sunk, USS Vincennes (CA-44) sunk and HMAS Canberra scuttled during the morning of August 9, 1942.

HMAS Canberra (D33)
Scuttled on August 9, 1942 after the Battle of Savo Island

USS Quincy (CA-39)
Sunk August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island

USS Astoria (CA-34)
Sunk August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island

USS Vincennes (CA-44)
Sunk August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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