USS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and USS North Carolina underway in the South Pacific, 25 Jan 1944; photo taken from USS Intrepid

Caption   USS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and USS North Carolina underway in the South Pacific, 25 Jan 1944; photo taken from USS Intrepid ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 25 Jan 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 18 Apr 2013

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1. Rich Miller says:
25 Jan 2021 04:42:38 PM

The 3 battleships joined Task Group 58.2 (Essex, Intrepid, Cabot) at 0940 local (zone plus 12 hours from GCT) on January 25 1944 to fill out one of the task groups involved in the occupation of Kwajalein and that 3 weeks later would take down Truk in Operation Hailstone.

This is a very striking depiction of what the Japanese did not want to have happen, multiple large task formations with significant increases in firepower over what the US could field even 6 months before. Intrepid had just gotten into the Pacific for the first time at the end of December 1943, Cabot at the end of November, neither had seen combat yet. US industry and logistics are clearly on display.

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