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Disaster At Savo Island, 1942

Disaster At Savo Island, 1942

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Published by U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL25899060M
OCLC/WorldCa50151906

Disaster in the Pacific: New Light on the Battle of Savo Island by Denis Warner, Peggy Warner starting at $ Disaster in the Pacific: New Light on the Battle of Savo Island has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.   The Battle of Savo Island occurred early in the morning on 9 August when the Japanese 8th Fleet surprised the Allied Task Force shortly after the landing at Guadalcanal. In approximately 37 minutes, the Japanese Navy destroyed four Allied heavy cruisers (while badly damaging a fifth) and killed more than American and Australian.

The first report, three pages in length plus a track chart, reproduced on page was dated 12 August and titled "Night Action of Savo Island, August , " It described and summarized the action as known at that early date by CTF Geography. Savo is approximately circular, meaning approximately 6 kilometres ( mi) by 7 kilometres ( mi). It is located 15 kilometres ( mi) northeast of Cape Esperance, the northern tip of highest elevation is a metres (1, ft) stratovolcano, which last erupted between and The eruption was so strong that it wiped out all life on the island.

The first full story from the Navy of the first of the great night surface battles off Savo Island during the Solomons campaign, the battle of Aug. 9, , is given by Admiral Ernest J. King in. Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy , Collins, Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, Loxton, B and Coulthard-Clark, C, The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a naval disaster, Allen and Unwin,


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Disaster At Savo Island, 1942 Download PDF EPUB FB2

This paper examines the naval battle of Savo Island from a historical perspective and extracts the lessons learned from a strategic, operational and tactical perspective.

The Battle of Savo Island occurred early in the morning on 9 August in when the Japanese 8th Fleet surprised the Allied Task Force shortly after the landing at :   The Battle of Savo Island by Richard F.

Newcomb is a fine book with a wealth of background material, details, human-interest stories, and official assessments (including the findings of the post-event examinations of the breakdowns in the U.S.

Navy's failures in this early defeat)/5(20). The U.S. Navy suffered its worst defeat on August 9, off Savo Island near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. The U.S. Task Force met the Japanese fleet with disastrous results; one Australian and three American cruisers were sunk while enemy losses were nil.

For 50 years, the true story of this humiliating defeat has been kept under wraps/5(12). 3. figure 3 - admiral mikawa's path towards savo island 5 figure 4 - the battle of savo island 9 list of tables table 1 - 8 th japanese fleet 4.

table 2 - operation watchtower 7. table 3 - security for guadalcanal, august 8 digitized by Disaster in the Pacific: new light on the Battle of Savo Island User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict The U.S. Navy suffered its worst defeat 1942 book August 9, off Savo Island near Guadalcanal 4/5(1).

DISASTER AT SAVO ISLAND, The Battle of Savo Island The Battle of Savo Island occurred early in the morning on 9 August when the the Japanese 8th Fleet surprised the Allied Task Force. Naval Institute Press, - Savo Island, Battle of, - pages 0 Reviews For more than half a century, an air of innuendo, accusation and mystery has surrounded the Battle of Savo Island.

DISASTER AT SAVO ISLAND, The Battle of Savo Island The Battle of Savo Island occurred early in the morning on 9 August when the the Japanese 8thFleetsurprised the Allied Task Force shortly after the landing at Guadalcanal.

Battle of Savo Island, 9 August USS Quincy (CA) photographed from a Japanese cruiser during the Battle of Savo Island, off Guadalcanal, 9 August Quincy, seen here burning and. Disaster at Savo Island,  by Lieutenant Colonel David E. Quantock United States Army USAWC Class of U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA These excerpts are from a Report called Disaster at Savo Island, This unique perspective of the battle is taken primarily from the Japanese point of view.

The Battle of Savo Island in which HMAS CANBERRA was lost has been the subject of many books, analyses and articles, but in his powerful and enthralling work the author has thrown new light on the disaster which claimed so many Allied casualties.

Click to read more about The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a Naval Disaster by Bruce Loxton. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5. Battle of Savo Island, August 9, This sketch of the events of the Guadalcanal Campaign is based on several sources, many listed in the bibliography, especially the books by Samuel Eliot Morison, John Toland, and James D.

Hornfischer. This text explores the personalities and events associated with the disastrous night of 9 Augustwhen a Japanese cruiser force surprised an Allied fleet off Savo Island. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Defeat in the Battle of Savo Island was a stunning blow to Allied naval forces off Guadalcanal.

by Warfare History Network Amid rain, lightning, and. On the 8/9 August,a controversial naval battle took place in the Solomon Islands, South West Pacific.

It was a rebounding success for the Japanese and a tragic loss to the Allies of four heavy cruisers sunk and considerable damage to other ships resulting in. The Operations Record Book of Headquarters North Eastern Area of 8th August gives the speed of 25 knots but lists 2 destroyers instead of light cruisers.

For some reason, there seems to have been a delay of many hours before Crutchly and Turner received the Hudsons sighting reports though Crutchly stated later he had the reports in the afternoon. Our Navy’s Battles Protecting Guadalcanal, Part 1, Disaster of Savo Island by Geoffrey Bennet: From the book Naval Battles of World War II After Midway had stemmed the rising tide of Japanese aggression the Allies, among whom the USA were much more than ’primus inter pares’ in the Pacific, turned to the task of rolling it back.

The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, sometimes referred to as the Third and Fourth Battles of Savo Island, the Battle of the Solomons, the Battle of Friday the 13th, or, in Japanese sources, the Third Battle of the Solomon Sea (第三次ソロモン海戦, Dai-san-ji Soromon Kaisen), took place from 12–15 Novemberand was the decisive engagement in a series of naval battles between Allied.

Disaster at Savo Island, Combat Narratives -The Battles of Savo Island, 9 August and the Eastern Solomons, August Naval Historical Center: Department of the Navy. Published on Apr 2, Commander Greg Swinden and his expert panel discuss the brutal Battle of Savo Island in which HMAS Canberra and.

Disaster Off Savo Island: The Sinking of the USS Astoria. In showing King the memo, Captain George Russell simply said, “It isn’t good.” A naval battle had taken place off Savo Island near Guadalcanal. The American warships guarding the approaches to the landing zone on the island’s beaches had been surprised at night by a.The battle of Savo Island (9 August ) was a crushing Japanese victory in the waters just off Guadalcanal that saw them sink four Allied cruisers and helped to isolate the US Marines fighting on Guadalcanal.

When news of the American landings on Guadalcanal reached Admiral Gunichi Mikawa, commander of the Japanese naval forces in the South Pacific, he decided to take a force of cruisers.