Battle of Guadalcanal11--15 November 1942
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
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Jameson, Colin G.
The Battle of Guadalcanal, 11-15 November 1942.
Colin G. Jameson authored this account which the Office of Naval Intelligence published without attribution in 1944.
Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Publications Branch, Office of Naval Intelligence, United States Navy, 1944. (Combat narratives. Solomon Islands campaign ; 6)
1. Guadalcanal Island (Solomon Islands), Battle of, 1942-1943.
I. Title. II. Series: Combat narratives. Solomon Islands campaign; 6.
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Page Foreword iii Part I--Enemy air attacks of 11-12 November and Cruiser Night Action of 12-13 November 1 Introduction 1 Approach to Guadalcanal--the plan 6 First phase--enemy air attacks of 11-12 November 9 Second phase--Cruiser Night Action of 12-13 November 15 Part II--Air attacks of the 13th and 14th 37 Preliminary--the Enterprise departs from Noumea 37 Action on Friday, the 13th--fate of the Hiyei 39 Enemy transport fleet shattered 41 Attacks on bombardment group 44 Attacks on the transports 52 Observations 59 Part III--Battleship Night Action of 14-15 November 60 Approach of Task Force LOVE 60 First phase of the action--0000-0024 62 Second phase--0020-0045 66 Third phase--0045-0250--destruction of the Kirishima 72 Observations 77 Epilogue--Last of the transports 80 Appendix I: TBS log of the Cruiser Night Action 85 Appendix II: Designations of United States naval ships and aircraft 87
Charts and Illustrations
Page Chart: South Pacific area ix Illustration: Enemy air attack of 12 November x Chart: "Stand by to open fire" 19 Chart: Battle of Guadalcanal, Cruiser Night Action 25 Illustrations: Damage to San Francisco   26 Chart: Task Force TARE vs. battleship Hiyei 27 Illustration: Battleship Kirishima 28 Chart: Air attacks on enemy bombardment group 45 Illustration: Burning Japanese vessels  46 Chart: Air attacks on transport group 47 Illustration: Yamazuki Maru and Kinugawa Maru beached on Guadalcanal 48 Chart: Battle of Guadalcanal, Battleship Night Action 63 Illustration: Temporary repairs being made on South Dakota 64
Last updated: July 23, 2003Transcribed and formatted by Jerry Holden for the HyperWar Foundation