7 Aug 1942

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8 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1942
Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2Floating Japanese G4M1 bomber off Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 8 Aug 1942 as seen from the destroyer USS Ellet. The bomber was shot down during an aerial torpedo attack on the Allied shipping off Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2
9 Aug 1942

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  • Northwest of Savo Island in the Solomons, destroyer USS Ralph Talbot was fired upon by a friendly ship shortly after midnight. Two men were killed. Minutes later, Ralph Talbot exchanged gunfire with Japanese cruiser Furutaka that killed ten men aboard Ralph Talbot, wounded 23, and left two men missing. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Furutaka | Ralph Talbot | Solomon Islands | DS]
Photo(s) dated 9 Aug 1942
Track of the cruiser night action of 9 Aug 1942 off Savo Island, Solomon Islands where three United States cruisers and one Australian cruiser were lost. Track is taken from the USS Astoria damage report.
22 Aug 1942

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  • US and Japanese supplying destroyers made contact in the Savo Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Japanese destroyer Kawakaze disabled destroyer USS Blue with Type 93 torpedoes at 0359 hours (killing 9; she would be scuttled on the following day). ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Type 93 | Iron Bottom Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
2 Oct 1942

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22 Oct 1942

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  • USS Nicholas arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands where US Marine ground forces directed a shore bombardment by Nicholas before the ship had to scramble to evade a dive-bombing attack. Nicholas returned to shell a shore-based gun position, firing over 1,200 shells from her main battery throughout the day. Nicholas took aboard 12 wounded Marines for transportation to a Naval Hospital before departing for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Nicholas | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
2 Nov 1942

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  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal and commenced shore bombardment west of the Mantanikau River in support of United States Marines ashore. Shaw then retired toward Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Shaw | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
12 Nov 1942

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  • Cruiser USS Helena (St. Louis-class) and destroyers USS Shaw and Barton arrived off Guadalcanal and began a shore bombardment near the mouth of the Kokumbona River. The US ships then were subjected to an aerial attack from about 21 Japanese airplanes. Shaw claimed to have shot down two of them. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Shaw | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
13 Nov 1942

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  • USS Jueanu, while sailing for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for repairs sustained during the previous night, was intercepted by I-26, which fired two Type 95 torpedoes. One struck on the port side, sinking the light cruiser very quickly. 687 lives would eventually be lost; only 10 survived. ww2dbase [Juneau | Type 95 | Solomon Islands | CPC]
  • Portland was struck with a torpedo in her starboard quarter during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (Third Battle of Savo Island). The torpedo explosion took off Portland's two inboard propellers, jammed the rudder at five degrees to starboard, and froze the No 3 main turret. Portland could only steam in circles but still managed to fire her forward main batteries effectively, starting fires on the Japanese battleship Hiei and sinking the abandoned destroyer Yudachi. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Portland | Ironbottom Sound, Solomon Islands | DS]
14 Nov 1942

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  • After dark, the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal began with Japanese ships severely crippling the American destroyer screen. Japanese destroyers launched Type 93 torpedoes that took the bows off destroyers USS Walke and Benham; Walke sank almost immediately and Benham was scuttled sixteen hours later by USS Gwinn, herself badly damaged in the action. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Type 93 | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1942
Torpedo damage to the stern of USS Portland as she was undergoing temporary repairs at Tulagi, Solomon Islands. The blast took off Portland’s two inboard propellers, jammed the rudder, and froze the No. 3 turret
29 Nov 1942

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30 Nov 1942

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  • Near Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, a formation of US cruisers sailing from Espiritu Santo ambushed a nighttime fast destroyer convoy led personally by Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka south of Savo Island in the Solomons. Tanaka's quick thinking led to a Japanese victory in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Cruisers USS Northampton, USS Pensacola, USS Minneapolis, and USS New Orleans (New Orleans-class) were badly damaged by torpedoes. Cruiser USS Northampton was sunk by Type 93 torpedoes launched by Japanese destroyer Oyashio. Light cruiser USS Honolulu reported gunfire hits (along with other ships) on Japanese destroyer Takanami which broke apart and sank. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Raizo Tanaka | Honolulu | Pensacola | Minneapolis | New Orleans | Northampton | Type 93 | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1942
United States Navy Track Chart Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 Nov 1942. Chart created in 1946.
1 Dec 1942

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  • at 0303 hours (local time): Badly damaged by two torpedo hits in the Battle of Tassafaronga, cruiser USS Northampton sank in Iron Bottom Sound north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Destroyers Drayton and Fletcher took on 870 of her survivors in less than an hour. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Northampton | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
  • USS Honolulu departed the Guadalcanal area bound for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Solomon Islands | DS]
Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1942
Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Ensign Bryant L Larson delivering 96 survivors from the sunken cruiser USS Northampton to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. Note the cruiser USS New Orleans at left.Down by the bow, USS New Orleans arriving in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 1 Dec 1942. The night before, New Orleans was struck by a torpedo in the Battle of Tassafaronga that blew off 150 feet of her bow.
8 Dec 1942

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12 Dec 1942

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5 Jan 1943

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17 Jan 1943

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24 Jan 1943

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  • Cruisers USS Honolulu and USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Drayton, USS Lamson, and USS Hughes arrived at Purvis Bay, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, refueled, and departed for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Honolulu | St. Louis | Tulagi, Solomon Islands | DS]
1 Feb 1943

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  • USS Nicholas and USS DeHaven screened the landing of Army troops at Verahue on western Guadalcanal. While escorting the transport ships back to base, Nicholas and DeHaven came under a vigorous Japanese dive-bomber attack. DeHaven took three bomb hits including one hit on the forward magazine. DeHaven split in two and sank. Nicholas received minor damage from near miss bomb hits. Nicholas and the transports picked up DeHaven survivors. 146 were killed aboard DeHaven and two aboard Nicholas. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Nicholas | Savo Sound, Solomon Islands | DS]
6 Mar 1943

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  • Shortly after midnight, destroyers USS Fletcher, USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, and USS Radford formed a bombardment line offshore of the Japanese airstrip at Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands and shelled the airstrip. By daybreak, the destroyer group had entered Purvis Bay, Tulagi, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Nicholas | New Georgia, Solomon Islands | DS]
Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1943
Track chart featuring the movements of USS Montpelier during the action in Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands on 6 Mar 1943 where Japanese destroyers Murasame and Minegumo were sunk.US Navy chart showing the positions of Vila airstrip and Stanmore Plantation on Kolombangara Island next to Blackett Strait, Solomon Islands, 6 Mar 1943. The US Navy subjected this area to many naval bombardments.
16 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Mar 1943
Track chart featuring the movements of USS Nicholas during the action of 16 Mar 1943 in Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands.
7 May 1943

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13 May 1943

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  • Shortly after midnight, cruisers USS Honolulu, USS Nashville, and USS Helena, with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, USS Taylor, USS Strong, and USS Chevalier entered Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands where they conducted a shore bombardment of Japanese positions along both sides of the gulf. Cruiser USS Nashville suffered an explosion inside her No. 3 turret that killed 18 men and injured 17. USS Nicholas and USS Chevalier both suffered gun casualties in their 5-inch gun mounts where, in each case, a hang-fire caused an explosion and fire causing no casualties. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Walden Ainsworth | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Honolulu | Nashville | Nicholas | Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands | DS]
  • Shortly after midnight, cruiser USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Fletcher and USS Jenkins formed a bombardment line offshore of the Japanese airstrip at Munda, New Georgia, Solomon Islands and shelled the airstrip. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | St. Louis | New Georgia, Solomon Islands | DS]
Photo(s) dated 13 May 1943
Sailors cleaning a 5-inch gun barrel aboard USS Nicholas following action on 13 May 1943.Destroyer USS Nicholas leading five destroyers and four cruisers in the Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943.Track chart from the shelling of Munda Point, New Georgia, Solomon Islands by destroyer USS Fletcher, 13 May 1943.Track chart showing USS Honolulu’s movements during a bombardment of the Vila Plantation in the Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, 13 May 1943; taken from Honolulu’s action report.
30 Jun 1943

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  • While covering the landings on Rendova, Solomon Islands, destroyer USS Ralph Talbot engaged attacking Japanese Mitsubishi G3M 'Nell' bombers armed with torpedoes. Firing 5-inch shells fitted with VT proximity fuzes from her 5-inch/38 caliber guns, Ralph Talbot accounted for three bombers shot down on her own and one more shared with other ships. During the attack, one torpedo struck attack transport USS McCawley causing her to go dead in the water. Ralph Talbot came alongside and took aboard 300 McCawley officers and men. Three hours later, McCawley was sunk by torpedoes from US PT Boats. ww2dbase [SB | Solomon Islands Campaign | Ralph Talbot | Mark 12 5-inch/38 caliber | VT Radio Proximity | Rendova, Solomon Islands | DS]
3 Jul 1943

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6 Jul 1943

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  • During Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, US cruisers USS Honolulu, USS Helena, USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS Radford, USS Jenkins, and USS O'Bannon engaged a Japanese force of destroyers Niizuki, Yunagi, Suzukaze, Tanikaze, Amagiri, Hatsuyuki, Nagatsuki, Satsuki, Mochizuki, Mikazuki and Hamakaze in the early morning darkness. Helena fired on the incoming Japanese convoy at 0157 hours, but the many gun flashes in turn made Helena an attractive target for Japanese gunners. Suzukaze and Tanikaze each launched Type 93 torpedoes. One struck Helena at 0203 hours, followed by two more at 0205 hours. Helena would sink at 0225 hours. Niizuki is sunk by gunfire. Nagatsuki was badly damaged and beached near Bambari Harbor, Kolombangara. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Walden Ainsworth | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Honolulu | Suzukaze | Tanikaze | Nicholas | New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1943
Sailors cleaning 21-inch torpedo tubes aboard USS Nicholas following action on 6 Jul 1943.Rescued survivors of USS Helena aboard destroyer USS Nicholas, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943. Photo 2 of 2.
12 Jul 1943

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  • Cruisers USS Honolulu, USS St. Louis, and HMNZS Leander escorted by destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, USS Radford, USS Jenkins, and USS Chevalier joined with destroyers USS Gwin, USS Woodworth, USS Buchanan, and USS Maury. Together, these ships sailed up the New Georgia Sound (The “Slot”) toward Kolombangara. Yugure, Yukikaze, Hamakaze, and Kiyonami departed Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands, escorting a troop transport mission involving light cruiser Jintsu to Kolombangara, New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands. The two forces engaged in the Battle of Kolombangara that lasted into the next morning. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Walden Ainsworth | Jintsu | Honolulu | Maury | Hamakaze | Yukikaze | St. Louis | Yugure | Nicholas | Type 93 | New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1943
Cruiser USS St Louis departing Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 12 Jul 1943 as seen from the USS Nicholas. The bow of fleet oiler USS Lackawanna is visible on the right.
13 Jul 1943

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  • Shortly after midnight, cruisers USS Honolulu, USS St. Louis, and HMNZS Leander escorted by destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, USS Radford, USS Jenkins, USS Chevalier, USS Gwin, USS Woodworth, USS Buchanan, and USS Maury engaged Japanese cruiser Jintsu and destroyers Yukikaze, Hamakaze, Yugure, Mikazuki, and Kiyonami in New Georgia Sound north of Kolombangara. Japanese Type 93 torpedoes damaged Honolulu, St. Louis, and Leander. Destroyers Woodworth and Buchanan were damaged in a collision. Jintsu was sunk by cruiser gunfire and a torpedo. Destroyer Yukikaze was damaged. Destroyer USS Ralph Talbot went to the aid of USS Gwin, badly damaged by a torpedo, and took aboard 155 officers and men. USS Maury took another 53 officers and men. Ralph Talbot then scuttled Gwin with torpedoes. The Japanese were able to land 1,200 men nevertheless. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Walden Ainsworth | Jintsu | Honolulu | Maury | Hamakaze | Yukikaze | St. Louis | Ralph Talbot | Yugure | Nicholas | New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands | DS]
  • During the Battle of Kolombangara, cruiser USS St. Louis was struck by a Japanese torpedo in the port bow, causing moderate damage. Down by the head, St. Louis withdrew to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | St. Louis | New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands | DS]
  • During the Battle of Kolombangara, cruiser USS Honolulu was struck by a Japanese torpedo in the starboard bow, causing 60 feet of the bow to fold and collapse downward so the deck was nearly vertical. Another torpedo crashed through Honolulu’s stern but did not explode. Down by the head, Honolulu withdrew to Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Walden Ainsworth | Honolulu | New Georgia Sound, Solomon Islands | DS]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jul 1943
Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2.Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2.Shipfitter 3rd-class D.R. Cole looks through a hole in USS Honolulu’s stern made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, 13 Jul 1943 during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken at Tulagi.
14 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories Photo(s) dated 14 Jul 1943
Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 1 of 2.Mark XV torpedoes being transferred to the USS Nicholas from the USS Patterson at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 14 Jul 1943 following the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo 2 of 2.
2 Aug 1943

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6 Aug 1943

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  • In the Battle of Vella Gulf in the Solomon Islands, United States destroyers USS Dunlap, Craven, Maury, Lang, Sterett, and Stack, acting on intelligence gathered from Magic codebreaking intercepts, laid in wait for four Japanese destroyers on a night mission to bring troops to Munda on New Georgia. USS Dunlap, Craven, and Maury opened the attack by launching twenty-four Mark XV torpedoes in one minute. Japanese destroyers Hagikaze, Arashi, and Kawakaze were destroyed, killing 600 sailors and 900 Japanese Army passengers. Destroyer Shigure had a torpedo pass through her rudder but the ship was able to escape in the darkness. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Shigure | Maury | Craven | Mark XV | Vella Gulf, Solomon Islands | TH]
8 Aug 1943

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14 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1943
Portside midships of USS Nicholas during a patrol in the Solomon Island “Slot,” 14 Aug 1943. Note the depth charge launchers along the rail.
18 Aug 1943

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  • Battle off Horaniu: Japanese destroyers Sazanami, Hamakaze, Isokaze and Shigure with subchasers Cha-5 and Cha-12 and 3 motor torpedo boats were escorting 13 Diahatsu barges bound for Horaniu on Vella Lavella Islands, Solomon Islands to establish a barge depot to assist with evacuating bypassed Japanese troops on Kolombangara. An American destroyer force of USS Nicholas, USS Chevalier, USS O’Bannon, and USS Taylor intercepted the Japanese convoy. The barges found refuge in the many coves along Vella Lavella’s north shore but two Japanese subchasers, two motor torpedo boats, and at least one barge were sunk. The Japanese were able to establish a barge depot at Horaniu and barges operating from this depot would eventually evacuate 9,000 Japanese troops from Kolombangara. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Nicholas | Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands | DS]
3 Oct 1943

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  • USS Nicholas arrived at Tulagi, Solomon Islands. While at Tulagi, Commander Alvin Chandler assumed command of Destroyer Squadron 21 (DesRon21), hoisting his pennant in Nicholas. Cdr Chandler had recently completed service as commander of DesRon41 during the Battle of Rennell Island. Destroyers Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, and USS Chevalier then departed Tulagi on a patrol up the New Georgia Sound (The “Slot”) to Vella Gulf. North of Kolombangara, the group fired on two Japanese troop barges that burned and sank. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Nicholas | Kolombangara, Solomon Islands | DS]
4 Oct 1943

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  • Shortly after midnight, destroyers Nicholas, USS O’Bannon, and USS Chevalier fired on a small Japanese gunboat in the New Georgia Sound (The “Slot”) between Kolombangara and Choiseul Islands, Solomon Islands. The gunboat broke in two and sank. The destroyers then returned to Tulagi. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Nicholas | Kolombangara, Solomon Islands | DS]
8 Oct 1943

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10 Oct 1943

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  • Gato-class submarine USS Silversides made a refueling stop at Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands before continuing on toward her patrol area. ww2dbase [Silversides | Tulagi, Solomon Islands | DS]
5 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1943
Elco 80-foot torpedo boat PT-167 with a through-and-through hole in the bow section made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, Solomon Islands, 5 Nov 1943. Note 37mm cannon and “Zebra” pattern paint scheme.
16 Nov 1943

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18 Nov 1943

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20 Nov 1943

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21 Nov 1943

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25 Nov 1943

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26 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 26 Nov 1943
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.
13 Dec 1943

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26 Dec 1943

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29 Dec 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
10 Jan 1944

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25 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 25 Jan 1944
On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 1944.
27 Jan 1944

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30 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1944
Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.
11 Feb 1944

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13 Feb 1944

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16 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
17 Feb 1944

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21 Mar 1944

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25 Mar 1944

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  • At Tulagi, Captain Harry Thurber assumed command of cruiser USS Honolulu in relief of Captain Robert Hayler who was, on the same day, promoted to Rear Admiral. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Tulagi, Solomon Islands | DS]
5 Apr 1944

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8 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1944
Wrecked Nagatsuki on the beach at Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. She was beached 5 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf. Photographed from cruiser USS Montpelier on 8 May 1944
10 May 1944

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12 May 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Nicholas, escorting a convoy of transport ships, arrived at Pavuvu Island, Solomon Islands. Nicholas immediately joined destroyers USS Radford, USS Hopewell, USS O'Bannon, USS Fletcher, and USS LaVallette and departed for NoumĂ©a, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Pavuvu, Solomon Islands | DS]
  • USS Honolulu, USS Birmingham, and USS St. Louis departed Tulagi, Solomon Islands bound for exercises in the northern Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Walden Ainsworth | Honolulu | St. Louis | Birmingham | Tulagi, Solomon Islands | DS]
13 May 1944

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16 May 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
17 May 1944

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4 Jun 1944

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18 Jul 1944

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  • While at Blanche Harbor, Treasury Islands, Solomon Islands, Destroyer Squadron 21 (DesRon21), USS Nicholas flagship, experienced a routine change of command with Captain John K.B. Ginder relieving Captain Alvin Chandler. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Blanche Harbor, Solomon Islands | DS]
11 Aug 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Bailey arrived at Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands. Bailey began a repair period alongside the tender USS Dixie the included repainting Bailey in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 31, Design 6D. ww2dbase [Bailey | Florida Island, Solomon Islands | DS]
22 Aug 1944

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24 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 1944
Petrof Bay anchored in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, 24 Aug 1944
2 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Sep 1944
USS Louisville at anchor in the Purvis Inlet, Solomon Islands, 2 Nov 1944.
6 Sep 1944

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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