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    Nukualofa (Nuku'alofa) Tongatapu (Western Tongatapu) Tonga
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Tom McLeod 1997

Location
Lat 21° 8' 22S Long 175° 12' 6W  Nukualofa is located on the north coast of Tongatapu (Western Tongatapu) in the Tonga Island Group. Also known as "Nuku'alofa". Borders to the north Nukualofa Harbor / Tongatapu Harbor to the north. Pronounced "Nuke-ahh-lofa"

Wartime History
On May 10, 1942 the first U. S. Navy (USN) convoy and personnel landed at Nukualofa. The 1st Construction Battalion (Seabees) built the main wharf.

Nukualofa Harbor Seaplane Base
Seaplane operating in Tongatapu Harbor with shore facilities at Nukualofa

Today
Nukualofa is the capital of Tonga.

References
The United States Invasion of Tonga In 1942 by Tom McLeod
Thanks to Tom McLeod for additional information

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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