Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Coral Sea  

The Coral Sea is located off the eastern coast of Queensland in Australia and including the Great Barrier Reef. To the north is the southern end of the Solomon Islands. To the northwest is Papua New Guinea and to the east is Vanuatu (New Hebrides) and New Caledonia. To the south is the Tasman Sea.

Wartime History
The Battle of the Coral Sea during May 4–8, 1942 happened in the Coral Sea and was the first naval engagement of history fought without opposing ships making contact. Only carrier and land based aircraft attacked the opposing fleets.
This was the first carrier engagement of the Pacific War.

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
August 25, 2018


May 4-8, 1942
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram