Ships in Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Leyte Gulf?

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Ships in Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Leyte Gulf?

Post by Beppo Schmidt » 25 Nov 2003 00:37

Can anyone give me a list of ships which were present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack, and later took part in the battles of Midway and Leyte Gulf? Thanks.

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Re: Ships in Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Leyte Gulf?

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Post by Takao » 25 Nov 2003 09:39

Off hand I 'd say the two largest were USS Tenneessee & USS Maryland. These were the only two major warships to participate in all three battles.
You'll have to do some digging to come up with the destroyers, cruisers, and submarines that participated in all three.

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Post by Takao » 25 Nov 2003 14:34

The only other one I found that participated in all three was the USS New Orleans(CA-32). The two battleships I mentioned before acted as deep-cover during the Battle of Midway and were roughly 800-1000 miles for the scene of the battle (somewhere between Midway & Pearl Harbor).

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Post by Beppo Schmidt » 02 Dec 2003 23:53

Thanks, Takao

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Post by R Leonard » 21 Apr 2004 02:38

Battleships Tennesee and Maryland were no where near Midway during the period 4-6 June 1942.

Maryland, Tennesee, and Colorado were in Task Force 1 under RAdm Wm S Pye. Pye sortied TF-1 from San Francisco on 5 June and steamed some 1,200 miles west of San Francisco and about 1,200 miles northeast of Hawaii in case the Japanese fleet might attempt raid on our Pacific coast. By 14 June, it was apparent that the Japanese had broken off and withdrawn to Empire waters. Pye took his TF-1 back to San Francisco. It's about 3200 miles from San Francisco to Midway, so they were some 2000 miles short of the battle area and a week late at their nearest approach. Maryland and Tennesee never fired a shot.

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Post by Barrett » 22 Dec 2004 00:21

Slightly OT but several US and IJN Pearl Harbor ships were engaged in the Marianas in June 44. An upcoming book will address that subject. :wink:

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Post by JamesL » 24 Dec 2004 19:08

Tiornu - excellent website. The Order of Battle is great.

Thanks for the link.

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