Surigao Strait is located southern Philippines between the Mindanao Sea (Bohol Sea) and the Leyte Gulf and the Philippine Sea.
The Battle of Surigao Strait was one of three related
actions that comprised the Battle for Leyte Gulf including the Battle of Surigao Strait, Battle Off Samar and Battle off Cape Engano.
Battle of Surigao Strait
On October 25, 1944 before dawn the "Southern Force" is attacked by US Navy 7th Fleet surface ships and turned back during a brief but intense action. During the battle, two battlships are sunk and three destroyers.
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