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    Alu Island (Pirumeri) Western Province Solomon Islands
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USN October 11, 1943

Location
Lat 6° 55' 0S Long 155° 52' 60E  Alu Island is located in the Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands) in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. Pirumeri Point is located at the northern tip of the island. Cape Stevens (Ainitu Point) is located at the southern tip. Fringed by coral reefs aside from the Pirumeri Channel bordering the northwest side of the island. The island's highest elevation is 150'. To the northwest is Poporang Island to the north is Orlofi Island, Onua Island and Shortland Harbor. Borders the Solomon Sea to the south and east. Prewar, known as Alu Island. Postwar, renamed Pirumeri Island.

Prewar
A copra plantation was established at the edge of Alu Island. Along the western tip was a coconut palm plantation harvesting copra owned by Mrs. Clara Scott. Also known as the "Mrs. Scott Plantation".

Pirumeri
Located near Pirumeri Point at the northern tip of Alu Island (Pirumeri).

References
Shortland Islands Target Study December 1942
Solomon Islands Government Topographic Map 1:50,000 "Nuhu, Solomon Islands 0715504 X715 Edition 1-SI50K" information as of 2003, printed 2007

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