7 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
8 Aug 1942

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
14 Nov 1942

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
1 Dec 1942

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

British Western Pacific Territories
12 Dec 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
17 Jan 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
24 Jan 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • 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]
3 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
12 Jul 1943

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

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
10 Oct 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • 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]
16 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
18 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
20 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
21 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
25 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
13 Dec 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
26 Dec 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
29 Dec 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
10 Jan 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
27 Jan 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
11 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
13 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
16 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
17 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
21 Mar 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
25 Mar 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • 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

British Western Pacific Territories
10 May 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
12 May 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
17 May 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
4 Jun 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
22 Aug 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
6 Sep 1944

British Western Pacific Territories

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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