The Battle of
Cape Esperance11 October 1942
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Poor, Henry V.
[Battle of Cape Esperancej
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.
Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Publications Branch, Office of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy, 1943. (Combat narratives. Solomon Islands campaign ; 4-5)
1. Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands), Battle of; 1942-1943.
2. World War, l939-l945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Esperance, Cape.
3. Esperance, Cape (Solomon Islands)--History, Military.
I. Poor, Henry V. Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. 1993.
II. Mustin, Henry A. Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. 1993.
III. Jameson, Cohn G. Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. 1993.
IV Series: Combat narratives. Solomon Islands campaign ; 4-5.
The paper used in this publication meets the requirements for permanence established by the American National Standard for Information Sciences "Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials" (ANSI Z39.4-1984).
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Foreword iii Introduction 1 Organization of our Force 2 Admiral Scott's instructions 3 Preliminary movements 4 11 October--events prior to action 5 The engagement 12 Retirement 17 Conclusions 19 Appendix 20 Chronological outlines 24
Charts and Illustrations
Chart: Battle of Cape Esperance xi Illustration: Damaged Boise entering Philadelphia Navy Yard xii
Last updated: May 27, 2003Transcribed and formatted by Jerry Holden for the HyperWar Foundation