The damaged American New Orleans cruiser in the Tulagi area

cruiser New Orleans

The damaged American cruiser “New Orleans” of the US Navy on December 1, 1942 near Tulagi.

“New Orleans” cruiser November 30, 1942 in the cruiser squadron under the command of Rear Admiral Carleton H. Wright in a night battle near Tassafaronga met with the destroyers of the Tokyo Express Reidzo Tanaka, who delivered reinforcements to Guadalcanal. Torpedo, who got into New Orleans cruiser, caused an explosion of ammunition of the gun turret No. 1, but the ship was not destroyed, but reached the base in Tulagi. More than 180 sailors died on the ship. In battle, the Japanese lost 1 destroyer against 1 sunken heavy cruiser and three damaged in the US Navy.



Location: Tulagi, Solomon Islands
Date: December 1942

In : 1942

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