From elsewhere:Today in 1943 Battle of the Komandorski Islands
"Because of the remote location of the battle and chance
encounter on open ocean, neither fleet had air or
submarine assistance, making this one of the few
engagements exclusively between surface ships in
the Pacific Theater and one of the last pure
gunnery duels between fleets in naval history."
Battle of the Komandorski Islands
The Battle of the Komandorski Islands was a naval battle between
American and Imperial Japanese forces which took place on 27 March 1943
in the North Pacific, south of the Soviet Komandorski Islands. The
battle was a daylight surface engagement in which air support played a negligible role and in which the inferior force escaped complete
destruction mostly by luck.
0910: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8 in (200 mm) projectile fired by
Maya. The starboard observation plane caught fire and was jettisoned.
0920: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8-inch projectile fired by Maya. Two
men were killed.
1010: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8-inch projectile fired by Maya.
1059: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8-inch projectile fired by Maya.
1103: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8-inch projectile fired by Maya. Salt
Lake City transferred water to correct a list caused by flooding.
1152: Salt Lake City was hit by an 8-inch projectile fired by Maya.
1153: Salt water entered a fuel tank in use and extinguished Salt Lake
City's boiler fires.
1154: Salt Lake City slowed to a stop. Bailey, Coghlan and Monaghan approached the Japanese cruisers for a torpedo attack while Richmond and
Dale made smoke to shield Salt Lake City.
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