Lat 9° 17' 6S Long 159° 38' 9E Maravovo village is located to the west of Cape Esperence on the northern coast of Guadalcanal. To the northeast is Veuru. To the southwest is Verahue (Varhui, Verahui, Verabue). To the northeast is Visale. Wartime American spelling "Marovovo".
On October 7, 1942 the Japanese establish a midget submarine base at Marovovo. On November 7, 1942 at 2:30pm HA-11 Type A Midget Submarine is run aground by the crew at this location and the crew rescued. Afterward, the submarine remains in shallow water near shore.
On February 7, 1943 in the afternoon the U. S Army 132nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion reached Maravovo and bivouacked for the night then advanced to the northeast towards Visale.
HA-11 Type A Midget Submarine
Run aground November 7, 1942
U. S. Army Final Operations on Guadalcanal pages 345-346
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
October 23, 2019