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Battle of Savo Island

Part II

Admiral Mikawa's striking force was assembled from both Rabaul and Kavieng. As commander of the 8th Fleet based at Rabaul, Mikawa and the IJN were responsible for the defense of the Solomons, while the majority of Japanese forces in the region were preoccupied with taking Port Moresby. As a result, Mikawa summoned his available strength to counterattack the US Task Force at Guadalcanal as soon as news of the invasion force reached him. In the early afternoon of 7 August, Mikawa departed Rabaul.
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Mikawa's force from Rabaul centered around his flagship, the Takao-class heavy cruiser Chōkai (shown here). Two old light cruisers, the experimental Yūbari from the early 1920s and the even older Tenryū built during WWI were attached along with the post-war Kamikaze-class destroyer Yūnagi. A much needed bolster to this force came in the form of four Furutaka-class heavy cruisers (Aoba, Kako, Kinugasa and the name ship) summoned from the rear at Kavieng. All 1926 vintage and somewhat lightly armed with only 6 x 8", the vessels were nevertheless a hefty addition to Mikawa's formation once they rendezvoused at sea the same evening.
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At 10:25 the morning of 8 August, the force was spotted by New Zealander pilot William Stutt. Though Mikawa knew he had been made, he maneuvered to deceive before continuing on his mission; Stutt's report, unreceived by the nearest listening station, had to be delivered by Jeep once he landed. It was not forwarded to Australia until two hours later, and was not sent to Pearl Harbor until 3.5 hours after that. Even once it reached the US Amphibious Force after 18:00, the report was too vague to arouse alarm.
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Meanwhile, Mikawa had surveyed the anchorage with spotter planes and planned a night attack. His goal was to leave Savo Sound by daybreak to avoid a carrier counterattack; his ships would "penetrate South of Savo Island," attack the transports, then exit through the Northern passage. Though spotter planes had been spotted by the US ships, they remained unconcerned and confident that the IJN attack would not occur until daylight on the 8th. All the while, Mikawa approached at 24 kn.

Adding some rigging on my 1/700 IJN Chikuma, Tone class heavy cruiser.. 😄really love the gun arrangement.. #shipmodel #aoshima #heavycruiser

Guadalcanal's 75th

Battle of Savo Island, Part I

Last Monday was the 75th anniversary of the initial US landings on the islands of Guadalcanal, Tulagu, Gavutu and Tanambogo in the Solomons. Under cloud cover on the morning of 7 August 1942, the invasion fleet had approached from the Southwest; units included 22 transports, carrier groups for USS Saratoga (CV-3), USS Enterprise (CV-6), and USS Wasp (CV-7), the escorting Australian cruisers HMAS Canberra and Australia, four US heavy cruisers, and a variety of smaller warships. USS Quincy (CA-39), shown here at Noumea, New Caledonia on 3 August, was one of the four US heavy cruisers that would open fire on the island just before dawn on the 7th. The first American offensive in the Pacific War had begun.
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After the successful landings, the transports were tasked with unloading supplies. The work was slow and required the use of smaller boats. Pressing the issue was a near-promise to withdraw carrier protection by 9 August; by the end of the 8th, there was still much to be done. That night, defensive positions of the ships were arranged with the goal of blocking Japanese entrance into what would become Iron Bottom Sound.
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The cruisers Canberra, Australia, and USS Chicago (CA-29) patrolled in a NE-SW rectangle to the South of Savo Island, an outcropping roughly between Cape Esperance and Florida Island, with destroyers USS Bagley (DD-386) and Patterson (DD-392). The Northern side of Savo was patrolled in a broader square by the three heavy cruisers USS Vincennes (CA-44), USS Quincy, and USS Astoria (CA-34) with escorts USS Wilson (DD-408) and Helm (DD-388). A destroyer was stationed as a radar picket on either side as well, much further up New Georgia Sound; these ships were thought to have a detection range of 12 miles, when really it was less than 3. The only capable surface search radar was aboard USS San Juan (CL-54), stationed South of Florida Island guarding Eastern approaches.
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The transports, moored at Lunga Point, were protected in nearly all directions by warships. Yet unbeknownst to them, Rear Admiral Gunichi Mikawa had ordered an IJN force into motion a day prior at Rabaul.

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[Photses] Itansha All New Soul GT - Ijn Kaga Feat. Ijn Nachi In Same Motorcycle.
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The County-class heavy cruiser HMAS Australia hosting visitors in 1937. Australia was a hard fighting, well traveled ship. She participated in the Battles of Atlantic, Coral Sea, Savo Island, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf. HMAS Australia survived the war (barely, sometimes) & was decommissioned in 1954. She was sold for scrap the following year.
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County-class cruisers were 10,000 tons and nearly 600ft long. She could reach 31 knots utilizing 80,000 shaft horsepower. Her main guns were eight 8" guns in four twin turrets. 13 County-class cruisers were built & 3 were lost due to enemy action. #royalaustraliannavy #royalnavy #ran #rn #australia #hmasaustralia #countyclass #cruiser #heavycruiser #ww2 #worldwartwo #warinthepacific #warships #war_ships #warshipporn #whitepaint #visitors

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こんばんは!
摩耶艦底部分の基本塗装が終了し、大まかなウェザリング処理を行ってます( ̄^ ̄)ゞ🇯🇵⚓️

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Broadside view of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off Mare Island on December 9, 1944. On August 19, 2017, Indy was located at more than 18,000 feet deep by Paul Allen's team and the research vessel Petrel. She was sunk on July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58 after a secret mission to Tinian Island. That crucial mission was to deliver the parts for Little Boy, which was detonated over Hiroshima a week later. May all the men lost aboard Indy rest in eternal peace, you are not forgotten.
A neat fact about Indianapolis is her speed record of  74 1⁄2 hours with an average speed of 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor which still stands today.
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🇯🇵🎌Miniatura de 1991 - Domingo, noche de verano.🎌🇯🇵(El Maya (摩耶) fue un crucero pesado perteneciente a la Armada Imperial Japonesa de la clase Takao, resultó hundido el 23 de octubre de 1944 por ataque submarino) #summer #summernights #japan #japanesenavalhistory #japanesenavalvessel #heavycruiser #maya #warship #nichimo #madeinjapan #vintage #battleship #models #military #vintageminiatures #miniatura #摩耶 #軍艦 #heavycruisermaya #ship #shipmodel

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) starboard bow view shown during launching at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, November 7, 1931. Indianapolis was commissioned on November 15, 1932. Yesterday the 19th, Indy was located at more than 18,000 feet deep by Paul Allen's team and the research vessel Petrel. She was sunk on July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58 after a secret mission to Tinian Island. That crucial mission was to deliver the parts for Little Boy, which was detonated over Hiroshima a week later.
May all the men lost aboard Indy rest in eternal peace, you are not forgotten.

A neat fact about Indianapolis is her speed record of  74 1⁄2 hours with an average speed of 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor which still stands today.
#ussindianapolis#cruiser#usa#usnavy#usn#heavycruiser#i58#imperialjapanesenavy#charlesmcvay#worldwar#worldwar2#ww2#wwii#oldglory#starsnstripes#ww2incolor#ww2history#naval#navalhistory#navalbattle#sunk#torpedoed#1931#1945#indy#indianapolis

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Made this collage dedicated to one of my favorite U.S. Navy ships, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35). A Portland-class heavy cruiser, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis was laid down on March 31, 1930 and launched on November 7, 1931. She was formally commissioned into the U.S. Navy on November 15, 1932. Indianapolis had 9 x 8 in (203mm)/55 cal guns for her main battery, arranged in 3 triple turrets. Indianapolis had a top speed of 32.7 knots (37.6 mph, 60.6 km/h) and a range of 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km, 12,000 miles). Indianapolis served in many campaigns in the Pacific theater during World War II, and she served as the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance as he led the 5th Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Indianapolis provided invaluable fire support in campaigns such as the Battle of Saipan, the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the Battle of Okinawa in 1944-1945. After delivering parts and material to Tinian for the first atomic bomb, while en-route to Leyte from Guam, Indianapolis was sunk on July 30, 1945 after being hit by two torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-58. Out of a crew of 1,196 officers and men, about 300 men went down with the ship as she sank. About 900 men survived the sinking, but only 321 men remained alive to be rescued 5 days later, with 4 dying soon after. USS Indianapolis (CA-35) earned 10 battle stars for her World War II service. #USSIndianapolis #CA35 #PortlandClassCruiser #heavycruiser #warship #usnavy #unitedstatesnavy #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #militaryhistory #navalhistory

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) bow view shown during launching at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation on November 7, 1931, Indianapolis was commissioned on November 15, 1932. Yesterday the 19th, Indy was located at more than 18,000 feet deep by Paul Allen's team and the research vessel Petrel. She was sunk on July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58 after a secret mission to Tinian Island. That crucial mission was to deliver the parts for Little Boy, which was detonated over Hiroshima a week later.
May all the men lost aboard Indy rest in eternal peace, you are not forgotten.

A neat fact about Indianapolis is her speed record of  74 1⁄2 hours with an average speed of 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor which still stands today.
#ussindianapolis#cruiser#usa#usnavy#usn#heavycruiser#i58#imperialjapanesenavy#charlesmcvay#worldwar#worldwar2#ww2#wwii#oldglory#starsnstripes#ww2incolor#ww2history#naval#navalhistory#navalbattle#sunk#torpedoed#1931#1945#indy#indianapolis

The flag flying from the fantail of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) at Mare Island on November 12, 1944. Yesterday the 19th, Indy was located at more than 18,000 feet deep by Paul Allen's team and the research vessel Petrel. She was sunk on July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58 after a secret mission to Tinian Island. That crucial mission was to deliver the parts for Little Boy, which was detonated over Hiroshima a week later.
May all the men lost aboard Indy rest in eternal peace, you are not forgotten.

A neat fact about Indianapolis is her speed record of  74 1⁄2 hours with an average speed of 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor which still stands today.
#ussindianapolis#cruiser#usa#usnavy#usn#heavycruiser#i58#imperialjapanesenavy#charlesmcvay#worldwar#worldwar2#ww2#wwii#oldglory#starsnstripes#ww2incolor#ww2history#naval#navalhistory#navalbattle#sunk#torpedoed#1944#indy#indianapolis

🇯🇵🎌Miniatura de 1991 - Domingo, noche de verano.🎌🇯🇵(El Maya (摩耶) fue un crucero pesado perteneciente a la Armada Imperial Japonesa de la clase Takao, resultó hundido el 23 de octubre de 1944 por ataque submarino) #summer #summernights #japan #japanesenavalhistory #japanesenavalvessel #heavycruiser #maya #warship #nichimo #madeinjapan #vintage #battleship #models #military #vintageminiatures #miniatura #摩耶 #軍艦 #heavycruisermaya #ship #shipmodel

Heres to the finding of the fatefull..USS Indianapolis..thats my grandpa and namesake..FC2 Owensby,Clifford C..whom went down with her 30 July 1945......your not forgotten..nor are you lost at sea anymore...#ussindy#sierrabullets#americanhero#mightyarmory#reloading_allday#lymanproducts#savagearms#vortexoptics#hashtagtical#gunchannels#hodgdonpowders#heavycruiser#alliantpowders#imrpowders#zerofucksgiven#usnavy#starlinebrass#ammobrass#dtom#MERICA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Adding some rigging on my 1/700 IJN Chikuma, Tone class heavy cruiser.. 😄really love the gun arrangement.. #shipmodel #aoshima #heavycruiser

This picture is so perfect that doesn't need any filters. I think it's one of my favourite photos of my Kantai Collection Cosplay! ♡
*Takao: @lennissanarchy
*Atago: @verysweettami
*Ph: the great @olgadiazphotography
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Turns out all I had to do was swap my grille from kouki to zenki lol kidding my throttle pedal position sensor took a poop on me and now she's all good... For now.💙 #lexus #is300 #toyota #altezza #heavycruiser #changedgrillesbecauseeveryonelowballs #grilleisntforsaleanymore #congratsonmyboyanthonyforseeinghis240again

Abandoned Project
Furutaka Class Hull
In the 1980th I tried to scratch build a Furutaka class heavy cruiser in 1:150 scale.But I had to few information.
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Osłona reduktora Toyota hilux po 2005 roku od Heavy Cruiser dostępna na półce w naszym sklepie w Warszawe #heavycruiser #szekla4x4 #toyota #toyotahilux #hilux #osłony #offroad

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