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Chart of the second phase of the second night engagement of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 23:30-02:00, November 14-15, 1942. Key:

  • A- U.S. warship force: Washington (solid black line), South Dakota (large dotted line), and four destroyers (small dotted line is route of Gwin and Benham)
  • B- Japanese destroyer Ayanami
  • C- Japanese light cruiser Sendai and destroyers Uranami and Shikinami
  • D- Japanese light cruiser Nagara and destroyers Shirayuki, Hastuyuki, Samidare, and Inazuma
  • E- Japanese bombardment force: battleship Kirishima, heavy cruisers Atago and Takao, and destroyers Asagumo and Teruzuki
  • 1- Location of sinking U.S. destroyers Preston and Walke
  • 2- Location of sinking Japanese destroyer Ayanami
  • 3- Location of sinking Japanese battleship Kirishima

Background taken from (which is a U.S. government public domain document) and modified by myself, cla68, on June 21, 2006 to include warship forces battle tracks. Released under the GFDL


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