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    Surigao Strait Samar Province (Western Samar Province) Philippines

Location
Surigao Strait is located southern Philippines between the Mindanao Sea (Bohol Sea) and the Leyte Gulf and the Philippine Sea.

Wartime History
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 including Fuso and three destroyers including Michishio.

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Last Updated
October 11, 2018

 

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