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  Cape Esperance
Off Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal, at midnight on 11-12 October 1942, an American task force commanded by Rear Admiral Norman Scott defeated a Japanese force under Rear Admiral A. Goto, which was attemping to reinforce Guadalcanal.
Cape Esperance (CVE-88) (name changed from Tananek Bay on 6 November 1943) was launched 3 March 1944 by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs.
Continuing to operate from Ulithi and Guam through January, Cape Esperance carried fresh aircraft to the far-ranging TF 38 for its strikes on Japanese air bases on Formosa and the China coast.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c3/cape_esperance.htm   (513 words)

  
 Esperance Region Homes for Rent - Rental Properties & Real Estate Rentals
Esperance is situated 200km south of Norseman at the end of the Nullarbor Plain, and after your drive though the desert plains is a tropical paradise.
Esperance is also called Bay of Isles and along with its wonderful beaches and picture perfect coastal scenery is a major agricultural centre for Western Australia.
National Parks around Esperance include Cape Arid National Park which is east of Esperance at the beginning of the Great Australian Bight, Cape le Grand National Park between Esperance and the Cape Arid National Park, Peak Charles National Park which is north of Esperance, and Stokes National Park which is west of Esperance.
www.ozrentals.com.au /wa-esperance-region.php   (462 words)

  
 Battle of Cape Esperance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Cape Esperance, also known as the Second Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the Sea Battle of Savo Island (サボ島沖海戦) took place October 11-12, 1942, and was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between Imperial Japanese Navy and the Allied naval forces.
The battle was the third major naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands campaign and took place at the entrance to the strait between Savo Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
The line-ahead tactic worked well at Cape Esperance, but the later battles of Tassafaronga and Kolombangara showed that at night linear gunfire tactics — the gun flashes lighting up ships and revealing their positions — were highly vulnerable to torpedoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Cape_Esperance   (996 words)

  
 USS Cape Esperance (CVE 88)
Recommissioned on August 5, 1950, the CAPE ESPERANCE was assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service, serving as T-CVE 88 until re-classified as CVU 88 on June 12, 1955.
Finally decommissioned on January 15, 1959, the CAPE ESPERANCE was stricken from the Navy list on March 1, 1959, and was sold on May 14, 1959.
CAPE ESPERANCE (name changed from TANANEK BAY on 6 November 1943) was launched 3 March 1944 by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs.
navysite.de /cve/cve88.htm   (597 words)

  
 The Guadalcanal Campaign (David Llewellyn James)
On the night of 11-12 October 1942, off Cape Esperance on northern Guadalcanal, this task force intercepted a Japanese squadron of three heavy cruisers and two destroyers commanded by Rear Admiral Goto.
The Battle of Cape Esperance did nothing, however, to discourage the Japanese effort to evict the Marines from Guadalcanal, and the ground fighting was to reach its climax between October 14th.
The light cruiser Atlanta, flagship of Rear Admiral Scott, the victor of Cape Esperance and Callaghan's second-in-command, was also hit very heavily at the beginning of the action, by a torpedo as well as by shellfire.
www.angelfire.com /fm/odyssey/Guadalcanal.htm   (5629 words)

  
 Esperance, Western Australia | Holiday Accommodation, Car Hire and Tours | Esperance
Esperance is situated on the south coast of Australia's Golden Outback tourist region.
Esperance faces south to the Southern Ocean and is protected by over 200 islands of the Recherche Archipelago in the Bay of Isles.
For most of the 20th century the area around Esperance was regarded as too infertile for intense agriculture.
esperance.west-oz.com   (621 words)

  
 About Esperance Esperance Accommodation, Esperance Visitor Centre, Esperance Western Australia, Esperance Tourism, ...
Esperance, roughly translated, is French for hope and its the French that are credited with the towns discovery, naming it and other local landmarks whilst sheltering from a storm in this area in 1792.
Esperance is a beautiful coastal town located 720 kilometres south east of Perth and about 4.5 hours from Albany.
The Cape Le Grand National Park is only 56kms from the town centre and this is where you can see kangaroos lazing on the beach.
www.visitesperance.com /pages.asp?code=10   (814 words)

  
 Esperance Western Australia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Esperance is 730 km (450 miles) south east of Perth and is set in another of Australia's stunning and vividly coloured locations which in this case is the beautiful Esperance Bay, opposite the Archipelago of the Recherche.
To the east are Cape Le Grand and Cape Arid National Parks and to the west are Stokes, Peak Charles, Fitzgerald River and Frank Hann parks.
Esperance has a good selection of accommodation, a nearby winery, heritage village museum and the wonderful Old Jetty with its views over to the distant Archipelago.
www.auinfo.com /Esperance-WESTERN-AUSTRALIA.html   (506 words)

  
 Cape Esperance
On the nights of February 1, 4 and 7, 1943 a total of 22 destroyers conducted the widthdrawal from several locations, thus ended the brutal six-month Guadalcanal campaign, evacuating 12,198 Army and 832 Navy personel.
Occupied by the Japanese during the war, as part of their beachhead area around Cape Esperance.
Salvaged near Cape Esperence and moved ashore for study.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/solomons_esperance.html   (315 words)

  
 Cape Le Grand - Destinations - Overlander 4WD Magazine - Australia's leading four wheel drive magazine
The first time I visited Esperance it was early spring and in the morning the weather was still and clear so I decided to go for a surf at West Beach.
Esperance now has a population of about 10,000, and the town is geared more towards tourism than anything else.
Esperance has a couple of large jetties, some of which come with their own resident seal population, always on the lookout for a feed.
www.overlander.com.au /destinations/index/45/Cape-Le-Grand   (635 words)

  
 Guadalcanal Campaign - Part IV: Desperate Resistance
The task facing the XIV Corps was to pursue and destroy the retreating remnants of the 17th Army before they could reach Cape Esperance.
Aerial photographs of Cape Esperance and the surrounding area were not available.
He ordered his troops to withdraw west to Cape Esperance, where they were to offer "desperate resistance." The Japanese planned to remove their troops from Cape Esperance at night by destroyers, cramming 600 men aboard each vessel.
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 Pictures and information about Esperance
Situated 726km from Perth is the Esperance region and the Islands of the Recherche Archipelago.
Esperance boasts magnificent coastal scenery and superb beaches and is renowned for fishing and for lush farmlands.
Fifty six kilometres east of the town of Esperance is Cape Le Grand National Park, an example of nature at its best with rugged scenery and superb beaches on beautiful bays dotted with the islands of the archipelago.
www.australian-pictorial.netfirms.com /esperance.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Western Australia travel, Western Australia tour, Perth Australia, travel to Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Both town and archipelago are attractively named after French ships which visited the area in the late eighteenth century and whose persistent nosing around precipitated the hasty colonization of WA by the British.
Care should be taken all along this restless coastline, as king waves (unexpectedly huge waves indistinguishable in the swell) frequently sweep away fishermen and climbers from exposed, rocky shores.
WA's Wheatlands, the wheat belt, is a region of intensive grain agriculture and sheep pastures extending from the southwest coast into the arable areas north of the Great Eastern Highway.
www.escortedaustraliatours.com /thingstodowesternaustralia.htm   (1132 words)

  
 Esperance Accommodation, Esperance Visitor Centre, Esperance Western Australia, Esperance Tourism, Accommodation, ...
It's official and verified by a national committee of scientific experts: the whitest beach in Australia is Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park.
Esperance was recently acclaimed as home to "Australia's Best Beaches".
The squeaky white sand and brilliant blue waters of Esperance provide ideal conditions for surfing, fishing, sailing, swimming a...
www.visitesperance.com   (314 words)

  
 Witter
Witter was killed during the brutal night action off Cape Esperance on the night of 12 and 13 November 1942 as a result of one of the more than 45 shell hits suffered by his ship.
She arrived in Borgen Bay near Cape Gloucester on 28 April and remained until 1 May when she accompanied TU 34.9.6 to the Russell Islands subgroup of the Solomons.
She departed Humboldt Bay on 15 July and, after a brief stop at Cape Cretin, arrived in the northern Solomons at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, on the 18th.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/escorts/de636.htm   (2092 words)

  
 Prelude to Battle
Some measure of success was scored at the Battle of Cape Esperance where Admiral Scott had succeeded in crossing Rear Admiral Aritomo Goto's "T".
Scott had commanded an American Task force to victory at the Battle of Cape Esperence on October 11, where the American cruiser-destroyer force prevented the Japanese from bombarding Henderson Field.
Abe knew that an American task force was in the area, but he expected that as before the enemy would be gone by nightfall, as was their usual practice.
www.modelwarships.com /features/current/Friday13/history/Prelude.html   (1218 words)

  
 USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) was an Casablanca class escort carrier of the United States Navy.
Continuing to operate from Ulithi and Guam through January, Cape Esperance carried fresh aircraft to the far-ranging TF 38 for its strikes on Japanese air bases on Formosa and the China coast.
During the next nine years, she cruised widely in the Pacific, delivering aircraft to Japan for use in the Korean conflict, supporting atomic tests at Eniwetok, and making two voyages to bring aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force at Bangkok.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Cape_Esperance_(CVE-88)   (577 words)

  
 Stumbling into Victory: The Battle of Cape Esperance,
Scott had headed almost directly north until he was the same latitude as Cape Esperance, the western tip of Guadalcanal, then shifted his course north-east to cover the entrances to Iron Bottom Sound.
His force was deployed in a simple line ahead lead by the destroyers Farenholt, Duncan and Laffey, followed by Scott's SC-radared flagship San Francisco, SG-radared light cruiser Boise, SC-radared heavy cruiser Salt Lake City, and SG-radared light cruiser Helena.
A strategic draw (one mission prevented, one not) was the result, and intensified operations followed.
www.microworks.net /pacific/battles/cape_esperance.htm   (1559 words)

  
 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-Naval Battles in the Solomon Islands over August/November 1942 turn the tide of the Pacific ...
Scott and his force were within 13 miles of Cape Esperence.
Scott ordered a 180 degree turn to reverse the course of his group, before the destroyers previously leading the column could regain their position in the van, Duncan picked up a contact 4 miles to starboard, Laffey had not yet altered course, and Duncan’s Captain assumed she too had this contact and would join him.
On the Japanese side of the fence, Admiral Tanaka thought the Battle of Cape Esperence a crushing defeat for the IJN.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /Solomons/BattleofCapeEsperance.html   (1035 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II 1943
January 2 - Japanese supply-carrying destroyers are bombed by Naval and Army aircraft west of Rendova and attacked by motor torpedo boats off Cape Esperance in the Solomons.
The light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) and attack transports USS Fuller (APA-7) and USS President Jackson (APA-18) are damaged by dive bombers at Cape Torokina in the Solomons.
December 26 - The 1st Marine Division, under Major General W.H. Rupertus, is landed at Cape Gloucester, New Britain by the Seventh Amphibious Force, under Rear Admiral Barbey, after a heavy pre-invasion bombardment and bombing by naval gunfire and aircraft.
www.blountweb.com /blountcountymilitary/wars/ww2/timelines/1943_ww2.htm   (9086 words)

  
 Walkabout 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The shore betwixt Cape Pasley and Cape Arid is low and sandy, and falls back in a large bight, nearly similar to what is formed on the west side of Cape Arid.
It was seen from the masthead at five; and the highest part, the same which had been set in the evening, bore N12ºW. This is the largest of the before-mentioned Isles of St Alouarn; but at half past seven, we saw hills extending from behind, and, to all appearance, joining it to the mainland.
And offshore live the dolphins that ride the great waves of the cape, and the humpback whales that pass by to blow their approval in July and August, as well as again in October and November.
www.noworriesmate.com /Books/VOD_W03.htm   (16479 words)

  
 Esperance Area W.A.
Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found at Cape Le Grand National Park
which is just over 50 Km East of Esperance and well worth a day trip  This is Hellfire Bay.from the other end.
This "Whistling Rock" hums when the wind blows through it.  It is close to the above beach.
homestead.com /ozview/Esperance.html   (77 words)

  
 triple j · whales facts - migration patterns
Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste in the south west are popular areas.
Further north there's Monkey Mia and Ningaloo, Esperance (Lucky Bay, in Cape Le Grande National Park (20 mins east of Esperance) Duke of Orleans Bay (approx.
1 hr east esperance), Hopetoun (3hrs west of Esperance) and Cape Arid National Park (approx.
www.abc.net.au /triplej/whales/facts/tips.htm   (565 words)

  
 USS Nicholas First Person — Foster Hailey
The decision was made to land a force to the south of Cape Esperance and start a drive from both directions.
We had gone out west the night before to sweep the area for hostile submarines or surface vessels, as the operation was scheduled to begin at 2 a.m.
We headed north toward Cape Esperance and then turned east through the passage between the cape and Savo Island.
www.ussnicholas.org /15divebombingattack.html   (3969 words)

  
 Battle of Cape Esperance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The battles of Cape Esperance, 11 October 1942 and Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942.
Henry V. Poor authored the account of the Battle of Cape Esperance while the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was written by Henry V. Poor, Henry A. Mustin, and Colin G. Jameson; both were published together without attribution by the Office of Naval Intelligence in 1943.
Transcribed and formatted by Jerry Holden for the HyperWar Foundation
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-Esperance/index.html   (158 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Boise (CL-47)
Heavily damaged by Japanese shells and a resulting ammunition fire during the 11-12 October Battle of Cape Esperance.
She had been hit by enemy shellfire in the Battle of Cape Esperance on 12 October 1942, resulting in a large fire that burned out her three forward 6"/47 gun turrets and their ammunition spaces.
This plaque was presented to the ship by the citizens of Boise, Idaho, in memory of the 107 crewmembers who lost their lives in the Battle of Cape Esperance, 11-12 October 1942.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-b/cl47.htm   (1318 words)

  
 Destroyer Squadron 12 — Battle of Cape Esperance
Destroyer Squadron 12 — Battle of Cape Esperance
Link: The Battle of Cape Esperance, Naval Historical Center, Washington, 1994.
All officers and enlisted personnel who came under the observation of the Squadron Commander conducted themselves in a manner creditable to the Naval Service.
www.destroyerhistory.org /desron12/capeesperance.html   (1188 words)

  
 South East Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Esperance, 721km southeast of Perth, is at the western end of the Archipelago of the Recherche.
Southeast of Esperance are Cape Le Grand and the much less visited Cape Arid National Park (both charge CALM fees) on the edge of the Great Australian Bight, while 130km north of town is the undeveloped Peak Charles National Park – a hill in the middle of nowhere.
Cape Le Grand and Cape Arid National Parks
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/west_australia/southeast.asp   (534 words)

  
 B-24D-80-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-40646
The Cape Esperance radar operator reported that a large plane was tracked to the ground four miles inland from Cape Esperance.
The next morning, Fred and Ed McConnell of the 424th BS searched the and found the wreckage of a B-24 in a ravine inland from Yenton Point.
Although the aircraft was written off on July 11, 1943, it was not officially written off in US records on December 1, 1943 as "condemned," but this doesn't mean the date of crash
www.pacificwrecks.com /aircraft/b-24/42-40646.html   (567 words)

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