Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Japanese Destroyer Shigure-- Part 2

The Shigure mad eight of the extremely dangerous Tokyo Express Runs to Guadalcanal. At the Battle of Vella Gulf, it was the only one of four Japanese destroyers to escape. At the October 6-7, 1943, Battle of Vella LaVella, it heavily damaged the USS Selfridge (DD-357) //// In February 1944, it suffered heavy damage from American planes. //// On January 25, 1945, while escorting a convoy from Hong Kong to Singapore, it was torpedoed by the submarine USS Blackfin and sank slowly. Thirty-seven died and 270 escaped. //// --GreGen

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