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  The Probert Encyclopaedia - Weapons and Warfare (B)
The Battle of Algiers was a bitter conflict in Algiers from 1954 to 1962 between the Algerian nationalist population and the French colonial army and French settlers.
The Battle of Culloden was a defeat in 1746 of the Jacobite rebel army of the British prince Charles Edward Stuart (the 'Young Pretender') by the Duke of Cumberland on a stretch of moorland in Inverness-shire, Scotland.
The Battle of Navas de Tolosa was fought in 1212 between Yakub Almansur of the Almohades and the kings of Aragon, Castile and Navarre.
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 The Battle of Vella Gulf: August 6-7, 1943, by Vincent P. O'Hara
Following up on their victory in the Battle of Kolombangara the Japanese moved troops into Vila, their principal port on Kolombangara, on the nights of July 19, July 22, and August 1 using destroyers as fast transports.
From the battle area, burning oil covered the sea while the smell of gas was so strong it burned the eyes.
The battle was catastrophic for the Japanese, both materially and psychologically.
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 Pacific War Encyclopedia Article @ UltraTopSecret.org (Ultra Top Secret)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They were soundly defeated in the Battle of Halhin Gol by a mixed Soviet and Mongolian force led by Georgy Zhukov.
At the Battle of the Java Sea, in late February and early March, the Japanese Navy inflicted a resounding defeat on the main ABDA naval force, under Admiral Karel Doorman.
The crucial Battle of Midway followed in June: the fortunes of war could easily have given either side the victory, but Japanese naval aviation suffered a devastating defeat from which it never recovered.
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Battle of Kula Gulf is fought in the darkness as a task group consisting of 3 cruisers and 4 destroyers (Rear Adm. W.
Battle of Kolombangara is fought in the darkness off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, as a task force, consisting of 3 cruisers and 10 destroyers (Rear Adm. W.
Battle of Empress Augusta Bay is fought during darkness as task force comprising 4 light cruisers and 8 destroyers (rear Adm. A.
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 Kolombangara - TheBestLinks.com - Island, Japan, October 4, September 23, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kolombangara is an island in the New Georgia Islands group of the Solomon Islands.
Naval battles nearby included the battle of Kula Gulf and battle of Kolombangara.
US forces "leapfrogged" Kolombangara to land on Vella Lavella, and the Japanese evacuated Kolombangara between 23 September and 4 October 1943.
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 Jason Robards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Northampton was part of the battle force with Doolittle's raid against Tokyo, the Battle of Midway, and the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal.
During the battle of Tassafaronga near Guadalcanal in the Salomon Islands, the USS Northampton was Command by Capt.
The Honolulu engaged enemy warships in the Battle of Kula Gulf on July 6th, and the Battle of Kolombangara on July 13th.
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 Medal of Honor, USN, Submarines, Solomons, Sicily, Lae, New Guinea, Bougainville, Bismarck, Tarawa, Gilberts, Gilmore, ...
Battle of Kula Gulf - On the night of the 5th/6th July, three U.S. cruisers and four destroyers are in a fight with 10 'Tokyo Express' destroyers off the north coast of New Georgia.
Battle of Vella Lavella - As nine Japanese destroyers complete the evacuation of the island of Vella Lavella on the night of the 6th/7th October, they are intercepted by three US ships.
Battle of Cape St George - Five Japanese 'Tokyo Express' destroyers head for the Bougainville area and early on the 25th are intercepted by five US destroyers off the southern tip of New Ireland.
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 Channel 4 - History - World War II: A chronology
Battle of Stalingrad comes to end with surrender of German 6th Army under General von Paulus.
Battle of Kasserine Pass: Rommel and Afrika Korps launch offensive against Allied defences in Tunisia; it is US forces’ first major battle defeat of war.
Battle of Kursk between German and Soviet forces – largest tank battle in history.
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 Battle of Kolombangara, July 13, 1943, by Vincent P. O'Hara
Following the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal the Japanese were conservative -- even stingy -- in their use of major ships to contest the Allies drive up the Solomon chain.
He intended to avoid a battle of annihilation; it would be enough to merely repulse the Japanese if he could avoid serious damage.
Merrill's greatest asset in night surface battles (this was his second) was that when he concluded it was time to use his guns, he used them.
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The scenario is based on a hypothetical attack by the Japanese in September, 1942 and the defense of Guadalcanal by an American cruiser force.
The next morning, as the American cruiser Juneau was sailing away from the battle, it was struck and sunk by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine and over 700 men, including the five Sullivan brothers, went down with the ship or later perished in life rafts waiting to be rescued.
In this hypothetical scenario, the Japanese attack on Guadalcanal of 14 November is modified to include the Yamoto and the addition of a reinforcement group whose task it is to reach the reinforcement objective in the scenario.
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 1943 - Simple English Wikipedia
February 2 - World War II: In Russia, the Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end with the surrender of the German 6th Army.
February 14 - World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass - German General Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps launch an offensive against Allied defenses in Tunisia; it is the United States' first major battle defeat of the war.
March 26 - World War II: Battle of Komandorski Islands - In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
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 Kolobangara Battle
During the Battle of Kolombangara we were screened by ten destroyers.
In Kolombangara he was unaware that the Jap DDs had the capability to reload torpedoes underway and ordered a pursuit believing that the Japs were retiring to the north.
You correctly called the July 13 action the Battle of Kolombangara instead of the Second Battle of Kula Gulf.
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 Battle of Kolombangara at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A Japanese force, commanded by Rear Admiral Izaki and comprising the light cruiser Jintsu, the destroyers Mikazuki, Yukikaze, Hamakaze, Kiyonami and Yugure and the destroyer transports Satsuki, Minazuki, Yunagi, and Matsukaze, made a run to land reinforcements on Vila on the night of 12-13 July 1943.
Jintsu engaged the American ships but all American fire was concentrated on the largest ship and she was reduced to a wreck while Leander was struck by a torpedo and, severely damaged, retired from the battle escorted by Radford and Jenkins.
In every respect, this battle was a major defeat for the Allies.
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 USN Ships--USS Honolulu (CL-48)
Honolulu engaged enemy warships in the Battle of Kula Gulf on 6 July and the Battle of Kolombangara on 13 July.
USS Honolulu (CL-48) in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands, for temporary repair of damage received when she was torpedoed in the bow during the Battle of Kolombangara.
Collapsed bow of USS Honolulu (CL-48), after she was torpedoed in the Battle of Kolombangara.
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She played an effective role in the landings at Guadalcanal and Tulagi (7-9 August) and on 9 August she was present during the Battle of Savo Island and rescued many survivors of Astoria (CA-34), Quincy (CA-39), Vincennes (CA-44), and HMAS Canberra, sunk during the battle.
On 12 November the destroyer was damaged during the initial stages of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal when she was accidentally hit by U. naval gunfire.
She participated in the bombardment of Munda (12 July) and the Battle of Kolombangara (13 July).
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 Taylor II dd 468
That sea battle never materialized because the enemy activities upon which he predicated his actions were actually movements preparatory to a Japanese withdrawal.
Following the Battle of Kolombangara, Taylor reported back to TF 31 and resumed support for the amphibious operations in the central Solomons.
That night, as the Battle of Surigao Strait opened, Taylor and the other destroyers of her division were anchored near the entrance of San Pedro Bay.
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 USN Ships--USS Saint Louis (CL-49)
Near the end of 1942, the cruiser went to the south Pacific, where she participated in the final stages of the Guadalcanal campaign and the first part of the offensive into the Central Solomons, conducting bombardments of enemy bases and patrolling to stop his reinforcement efforts.
In another such night action, the Battle of Kolombangara on 13 July, she was torpedoed in the bow, necessitating a trip to California for repairs.
This is probably the battle's initial engagement, in which the Japanese light cruiser Jintsu was sunk by gunfire and torpedo hits and Leander was damaged by a Japanese torpedo.
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 The Wargamer - PC Game Review: Naval Campaigns: Guadalcanal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the Battle of Kolombangara on July 13, the Japanese lost a light cruiser but sank a destroyer and damaged three light cruisers with torpedoes.
The Battle of Cape St. George was the last surface naval battle to be fought in the Solomons.
The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay involved a Japanese force of two cruisers, two light cruisers, and six destroyers arrayed against a US force of four light cruisers and eight destroyers.
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 HyperWar: USMC Operations in WWII: Vol II--Isolation of Rabaul
Battle of Vella Lavella; nine Japanese destroyers evacuating troops from Vella Lavella attacked by U.S. naval force.
Battle of Koromokina Lagoon ends as the Japanese landing force is defeated by elements of 3d, 9th, and 21st Marines.
Battle of Cape St. George concludes series of night naval engagements of the Solomons campaigns.
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 The Battle of Vella Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kula Gulf and the surrounding waters of the Western Pacific were nicknamed "the Slot." This narrow body of water that stretches between Kolombangara and New Georgia Islands became the route of the "Tokyo Express" - a group of Japanese cruisers and destroyers that made midnight runs up the Slot to resupply the garrison on Kolombangara.
The Battle of Vella Gulf was one of the last and most decisive battles in the Solomons Campaign.
There were several important operational lessons learned from the Battle of Vella Gulf.
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 Crest of the Wave — Destroyer Striking Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
No one was favorably impressed by our achievements in our latest battle, but among the destroyer commanders it was a firm conviction that cruisers were not the right ships for night actions.
In addition to the original 700 survivors rescued on the night of the battle by NICHOLAS and RADFORD, a further 88, in three motor whaleboats and as many rafts, led by HELENA’s captain, made it ashore on New Georgia.
In battle, they would ideally be set to run slightly shallower than the target’s keel to hit at the “turn of the bilge”.
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 Cruisers Descriptions, Pacific War, 1942
She fought in the Battle of Coral Sea, Midway, Battle of Eastern Solomons, Battle of Tassafaronga, where her bow, 1/5 of her length, was ripped off by a torpedo.
Two weeks later she participated in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal that broke up the determined Japanese effort to disrupt the landing of 6,000 American troops, to bombard Henderson Field, and to land reinforcements.
She fought other battles there and in the opening night of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 12-13Nov42, her radar first located the enemy.
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 USS Oakland CL-95 History 1943
Battle of the Komandorski Islands is fought between a task group
Battle of Kula Gulf is fought in the darkness as a task group consisting
Battle of Empress Augusta Bay is fought during darkness as task
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 DANFS: USS Gwin (DD-433)
That battle concluded before the task force arrived, and Gwin returned to Pearl Harbor 21 May for day and night preparations to meet the Japanese in the crucial battle for Midway Atoll.
But the crucial battle was all but concluded by the time she arrived on the scene 5 June 1942.
The battle was joined past midnight of 12-13 July and Japanese cruiser Jintsu quickly slid to the bottom, the victim of smothering gunfire and torpedo hits.
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 Nicholas II dd 449
By 11 May she was once again with TF 18 enroute to Kolombangara.
She was later awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her persevering performance during the Battle of Kula Gulf.
On the 12th and 13th she participated in the Battle of Kolombangara; on the 15th covered the rescue of remaining Helena survivors from Vella LaVella; and on the 16th returned to Tulagi to resume escort duties.
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 History for LKA-116 ST.LOU CAN DO
Two months later, she sailed west with other cruisers of the Battle Force, patrolled between Wake, Midway, and Guam, then, proceeded to Manila, whence she returned to Hawaii at the end of September.
On the 28th of that month, she entered the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for upkeep; and, on 7 December, she was moored to the pier in Southeast Lock.
She commenced operations there in January 1943 with bombardments of Japanese air facilities at Munda and Kolombangara and, during the next five months, repeated those raids and patrolled the "Slot" in the Central Solomons in an effort to halt the "Tokyo Express"--reinforcement and supply shipping that sought, almost nightly, to bolster Japanese garrisons.
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She headed up the "Slot" with Ainsworth's cruisers the same ones with which she had previously served except that HMNZS Leander replaced Helena after the latter cruiser was lost in the Battle of Kula Gulf - to intercept a Japanese surface force.
On the night of 20 October, she, Terry (DD-513), and Ralph Talbot (DD-390) engaged enemy barges and a surface force in the waters between Choiseul and Kolombangara.
During her sixth post Korean War deployment in 1959 and 1960, she visited Australia for the celebration commemorating the victory at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.
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 Were the Best Good Enough?
Prior to the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (13 Nov 42), Japanese torpedo firing doctrine appears to have been to fire half the torpedoes in the tubes in one salvo, then fire the remainder in a second salvo, then reload all tubes fired.
From the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal through the Battle of the Komandorski Islands (26 Mar 43), torpedo firing doctrine appears to have been in flux, with some ships/units firing two half salvos and then reloading while others completely empty their tubes in a single salvo and then reload.
After the Battle of the Komandorski Islands, torpedo firing doctrine appears to have shifted to firing all tubes in a single salvo and then reloading.
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