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  Japanese cruiser Chokai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chokai was a Takao-class heavy cruiser, armed with ten 8" guns, four 4.7" guns, eight torpedo tubes and assorted anti-aircraft guns.
Chokai was designed with the Imperial Japanese Navy strategy of the Decisive Battle in mind, and built in 1932 by Mitsubishi's shipyard in Nagasaki.
During January and February of 1942, the Chokai was involved in operations to seize the oil-rich Dutch East Indies and the island of Borneo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Chokai   (545 words)

 Battle of the Philippine Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The action was a disaster for the Japanese forces, who lost almost all of their carrier-borne aircraft and a third of the carriers involved in the battle.
The Japanese fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa, consisted of six fleet carriers (Taiho, Shokaku, Zuikaku, Junyo, Ryuho, and Hiyo), three light carriers (Chitose, Chiyoda, and Zuiho), five battleships (Yamato, Musashi, Kongo, Haruna, and Nagato) and supporting cruisers, destroyers, and oilers.
The Japanese forces had been sighted on 15 June by American submarines, and by the next day Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, commander of the U.S. 5th Fleet, was convinced a major battle was about to start.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Philippine_Sea   (2277 words)

 Battle of Savo Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese were concentrating on supporting land operations on the Kokoda Track in New Guinea, but reacted quickly to the Allied attack on the Solomon Islands.
Inoue also sent a task force of seven cruisers (Chokai, Aoba, Furutaka, Kako, Kinugasa, Tenryu, and Yubari) and one destroyer (Yudachi), under the command of Rear Admiral Gunichi Mikawa, was sent to make a surface attack.
Aoba was damaged, and Chokai sustained several hits from Quincy and Astoria, blowing off one of her turrets, destroying the chart room, and killing 34 men.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Savo_Island   (934 words)

 HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Guadalcanal: The First Offensive [Chapter 3]
The Japanese sailors and laborers fought from foxholes, pillboxes, slit trenches, and caves.
As the Japanese were not opposing the advance, the operation did not involve a thorough test of methods of controlling ships' gunfire by shore-based fire control parties, but nothing had indicated the need for fundamental changes in doctrine.
The Japanese garrisons on Guadalcanal and in the Tulagi area had not been able to resist the American attack effectively, although an enemy report claimed that ten transports and the greater part of the escorting naval forces had been destroyed.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Guadalcanal/USA-P-Guadalcanal-3.html   (6183 words)

 Japanese Navy Ships--Chokai (Heavy Cruiser, 1932)
In June 1942, she was part of the Covering Group during the Battle of Midway and in July was sent to the southern Pacific to become flagship of the Eighth Fleet.
In that role, Chokai led the Japanese squadron during the victorious Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942, receiving shellfire damage that was repaired locally.
To avoid the threat of U.S. carrier aircraft attacks, her base was shifted westward from Truk to the Palaus in February 1944 and in late March to the East Indies area.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-c/chokai2.htm   (655 words)

 Guadalcanal Campaign
As a result, the northern patrol force didn’t find out about the Japanese ships until the patrol force was illuminated by spotlights while the Japanese cruisers opened fire with their six- and eight-inch guns.
The allied cruisers suffered heavy damage, and by 3:00 a.m., all of the three cruisers attacked by the Japanese force had been sunk, with the survivors being picked up by destroyers in the area.
The Japanese forces are spotted on an approach to Guadalcanal at 10:55 p.m.
www.angelfire.com /ia/totalwar/Guadalcanal.html   (3211 words)

 The Battle of Leyte Gulf
So, while the CVLs were built on the sleek, armored and powerfully fast hulls of heavy cruisers, a new type of carrier, named an "escort carrier" and bearing the designation CVE was built on the hull of one of the slow chugging merchantmen built by the Kaiser shipyards.
And although his heavy cruisers were hit particularly hard, ready to avenge the loss of their sisters this morning were the Chokai, Chikuma, Tone, Kumano, Suzya and Haguro.
The pilot who reported the contact then dropped his depth charges on a Japanese cruiser, which had little chance of doing any damage at all – but they were all that he had.
www.battleship.org /html/Articles/History/Leyte5.htm   (2155 words)

 History of the cruiser Tromp
Tromp with Banckert and Piet Hein have a rendez-vous with the cruiser De Ruyter in the Javasea.
The Japanese broke off their first attacks, losing one plane hit by a 5 inch shell, but later, the Marblehead was hit by two bombs, while several near-misses smashed a large hole in her foreship.
Cruise from Den Helder to Norway (Bergen, Stavanger) and Denmark (Kopenhagen).
www.netherlandsnavy.nl /Tromp_his.htm   (4001 words)

 Naval Actions and losses
Japanese cruiser Kuma sunk by submarine HMS Tally Ho.
Japanese destroyer Inazuma torpedoed and sunk by USS Bonefish(SS-223).
Japanese escort carrier Taiyo sunk by the submarine USS Rasher Cdr Henry Munson.
www.wolftree.freeserve.co.uk /Naval/Naval_Actions_WW244Pac.html   (940 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Japanese cruiser Chokai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chokai was a Takao-class heavy cruiser, armed with ten 8" guns, eight 5" guns, sixteen torpedo tubes and assorted anti-aircraft guns.
Taken under 5-inch gunfire by the destroyers and destroyer escorts, the Chokai was hit amidships, starboard side, most likely by the USS Kalinin Bay.
Within minutes, an American aircraft dropped 500 lb a bomb on her forward machinery room.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Chokai   (557 words)

 Today In WW II History - Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Japanese put up a similarly stubborn fight on Gavutu and Tanambogo, assisted by the fact that the two little islands were surrounded by coral reefs and the only places to land were fearfully exposed to fire.
The Japanese had been too surprised to destroy their equipment and supplies before they were evicted, so the Marines also obtained trucks and construction equipment; fuel, construction materials, and large stocks of food; and even an ice-making machine.
Japanese radio condemns the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and denounces the United States, as the first country to employ the new weapon, as "the destroyer of mankind and as public enemy number one of social justice." Meanwhile, the first flight of the Nakajima Kikka (Orange Blossom) jet bomber takes place.
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 Japanese Navy Ships--Haguro (Cruiser, 1929-1945)
She was sent to the Palau Islands in November 1941 and, after the Pacific War began in December, participated in landings in the Philippines.
Haguro was also present, with the Japanese main aircraft carrier force, during the Battle of the Coral Sea in May. In the next month's Battle of the Midway, she was part of the Midway Occupation Force.
The heavy cruiser Haguro is in the foreground.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-h/haguro.htm   (1102 words)

 The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Savo Island - (8/9/1942) - Dec. 18th, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Japanese 8th Fleet Headquarters, responsible for the defense of the Solomons, the Coral Sea, and the Rabaul area, prepared for operations against the American invaders.
Chokai was the ray of light in a force of old ships, and the only heavy cruiser available to Mikawa at this point, though four more heavy cruisers were under his command.
Japanese seaplane carriers were included in the sightings and the Allied fleet prepared for submarine or air attack, rather than surface action.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-vetscor/1042631/posts   (9770 words)

 Battle of Midway: Interrogation of Japanese Prisoners
Two Japanese naval ratings were rescued from a raft on 9 June after the Midway Action by U.S.S. Trout and brought to Pearl Harbor for interrogation.
His attention was called to the fact that the Japanese had a cruiser named Chokai, but he insisted that there was also an aircraft carrier named Chokai.
When questioned concerning the sinking of the Houston, he stated that although he was not aboard the ship at the time, he had heard by rumor that the Houston and another ship had been sunk by planes of the Zuikaku from behind, along with destroyers.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/rep/Midway/Midway-Interrogations.html   (1968 words)

 Naval History Magazine: Savo Island: The Worst Defeat, By Captain George William Kittredge, U.S. Navy (Ret.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You got the feeling that a Japanese lookout stationed on Savo couldn't help but see it, and that when we rounded the island, half of the Imperial Fleet would be there with guns trained and ready.
The Australian cruiser Canberra and ourselves were going to guard the south pass between Guadalcanal and Savo Island, the gun boss said, and the Astoria (CA-34), Vincennes (CA-44), and Quincy (CA-39) would guard the north pass between Florida Island and Savo.
I was blinded momentarily, as the first of the Japanese cruisers turned on searchlights and bathed the Chicago in artificial light.
www.navalinstitute.org /NavalHistory/Articles02/NHkittredge08.htm?nl=071502   (4621 words)

 Senkan Battleship and Junyokan Cruiser Troms Bibliography
Delgado, James P., Lanihan, Daniel J. and Murphy, Larry E. The Archeology of the Atomic Bomb: A Submerged Cultural Resources Assessment of the Sunken Fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll Lagoons.
Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units of World War II.
Mansfield Jr., John G. Cruisers for Breakfast: War Patrols of the USS Darter and USS Dace.
combinedfleet.com /senjunbib.html   (1004 words)

 USS Dennis DE 405 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A large Japanese fleet was sighted by a cap plane from one of our carriers.
The Japanese fleet was approximately 15 miles astern of us and had aready commenced firing on us.
By the time I got to my GQ station, a 20mm gun, they had hit the CVE Gambier Bay and she had to be abandoned due to lost all power.
www.desausa.org /images3/uss_dennis_de_405_history.htm   (914 words)

 History of the cruiser Java
The cruisers Java and De Ruyter, the supplyship Zuiderkruis and two divisions of submarines are on stand-by in the Java sea after rumours about a Japanese fleetconcentration near Formosa.
This force is enroute to intercept a Japanese convoy bound for the important port Palembang on North-Sumatra.
Unfortunately, he was spotted and engaged by the Japanese covering force, consisting of 2 heavy cruisers (Nachi and Haguro), 2 light cruisers and 14 destroyers.
www.netherlandsnavy.nl /Java_his.htm   (1309 words)

 Sea Power: Heroic Effort Paved Way for Victory in the Battle Off Samar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kurita's force of four battleships, six heavy cruisers and van of destroyers surged forward through an unguarded San Bernardino Strait and then turned south to steam some 125 miles off the east coast of the island of Samar toward Leyte Gulf virtually undetected.
USS Johnston, commanded by Cmdr. Ernest Evans, engaged an oncoming column of cruisers and fired a torpedo that hit the cruiser Kumano.
The escort carrier USS White Plains held its own in a gunfire exchange with the cruiser Chokai, with the enemy cruiser succumbing to air attacks.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3738/is_200411/ai_n9462523   (870 words)

 ARMYBOOK.COM - The books, magazines and models from Russia and Eastern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Japanese light cruiser Yubari, 56 pages, (Polish), 1 pages of colour projections, 27 Is fl of white photos, 24 pages projections and drawings (1/200, 1/400, 1/700).
The Japanese light cruiser Kuma class, Part I, 64 pages, (Polish), 1 pages of colour projections, 28 Is fl of white photos, 27 pages projections and drawings (1/200, 1/400, 1/700).
The Japanese Cruiser Chokai, Part I, 32 pages, (Polish), 1 pages of colour projections, 16 Is fl of white photos, 17 pages projections and drawings (1/400, 1/700).
www.armybook.com /news/0003.html   (843 words)

 Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao
The heavy cruiser Takao was one of the mammoth Japanese "treaty cruisers" (or "A" class cruisers) built theoretically to the limits of the Washington Naval Treaty--10,000 tons but modified during construction to reflect the London Naval Treaty of 1930 and eventually displacing nearly 15,000 tons.
Takao itself was primarily support for the fast carrier and amphibious assault units that expanded Japanese territory before May 1942; afterwards, she and her three sisters (Chokai, Maya, and Atago) were primarily retained as carrier escorts or as a raiding group.
Takao was in fact close in many ways to being a capital ship; although she only carried a cruiser's guns, the torpedo tubes, displacement, and speed were closer to being worthy of a battlecruiser.
www.eden.rutgers.edu /~lfbraun/takao.html   (938 words)

 "De Ruyter" Operational History
The Japanese broke off their first attacks, losing one plane hit by a 5 inch grenade, but later, the Marblehead was hit by two bombs, while several near-misses smashed a large hole in her foreship.
The fleet leaves Oosthaven in the afternoon for the Gaspar Straits with the following strength: cruiser De Ruyter, Tromp, Java, HMS Exeter and HMAS Hobart along with the Dutch destroyers Van Ghent, Kortenaer, Piet Hein and Banckert and the American Barker, Stewart, Bulmer, John D. Edwards, Pillsbury and Parrott.
She's accompanied by the cruiser Java and the destroyers Kortenaer, Piet Hein, Ford en Pope, but the Kortenaer has the misfortune that she's grounded on a sandbank.
www.warship.get.net.pl /Holandia/Cruisers/1936_De_Ruyter_class/_De_Ruyter_history_02.html   (1370 words)

 USS Dennis DE 405 History
The Japanese fleet was approximately 15 miles astern of us and had already commenced firing on us.
We broke through the smoke again and closed on the cruiser to 1800 yards and fired our two remaining torpedoes.
I believe to this day if the Japanese had continued another 30 minutes or so they would have destroyed our unit.
www.desausa.org /images4/uss_dennis_de_405_history.htm   (914 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I make no secret of the fact that I particularly like Japanese warships and among them heavy cruisers.
heavy cruisers can be considered as the highest point reached by the Japanese naval industry on these kind of vessels.
Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869 - 1945
www.steelnavy.com /PitroadMayaCM.htm   (553 words)

 Update on Savo Island
A Japanese floatplane was in the vicinity of the Japanese ships, and Stutt thought it was a Zero type fighter with floats that was out to attack him, and he quickly made off to the NW.
Likely result could be that the de briefing officer could see no rational reason for such a Japanese force heading south,and he certainly had tried to rationalise the report as a sighting of routine inter island traffic with perhaps seaplane carriers included.
The sighting report was radiod in clear as the pilot knew he had been sighted by the Japanese cruisers, he could well be shot down and there was no point in coding his message as the Japanese would be well aware of what message he would be sending."
www.ww2pacific.com /savoupdt.html   (2614 words)

 About Chokai.Org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The decision to use www.chokai.org as the DNS name for this site was made because the Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruiser Chokai is one of my favorite warships from World War II.
Rather than choosing a typical name espousing how I was the greatest Quake player on the planet and was about to kick your ass I decided to choose the name of a famous warship and chose Chokai.
The ship and her crew served the Imperial Japanese navy with distinction until October of 1944 when the Chokai was sunk during the Battle for Leyte Gulf by US aircraft.
home.comcast.net /~ksheppar/about_chokai.html   (287 words)

 1942 Details Page
The Expeditionary Force is sailing in three huge concentric circles, with the vulnerable transports in the center, the cruiser screening force in the next ring, and the destroyers in the outer circle.
Vice Admiral Mikawa is the Commander of the Japanese Eighth Fleet and of the Outer South Seas Force, with headquarters at Rabaul.
Meanwhile, the remaining four heavy cruisers in the group, and their escorts, steam at reduced speed toward a rendezvous in St. George Channel, between New Britain and New Ireland Islands northwest of Guadalcanal.
www.thedempseyarchives.com /1942   (15307 words)

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