Thursday, January 11, 2018

PTs vs. DDs

MON 11 JAN 1943
Nine motor torpedo boats operating from Tulagi, directed to the scene by a PBY, attack Japanese Reinforcement Unit (Captain Koyanagi Tomiji), eight destroyers strong, off Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal; destroyer Hatsukaze is damaged. Motor torpedo boat PT-112 is sunk and PT-43 damaged by Japanese destroyer gunfire (09°15'S, 159°42'E).

Submarine Trout (SS-202) damages Japanese oiler Kyokuko Maru off Miri, 04°24'N, 113°51'E.

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