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    Battle of Surigao Strait  Philippines
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The Battle of Surigao Strait happened in the Surigao Strait in the Philippines as one of three related actions that comprised the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The combatants were Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) versus U. S. Navy (USN) 7th Fleet plus carrier aircraft.

Wartime History
On October 25, 1944 before dawn the Japanese "Southern Force" was attacked by US Navy 7th Fleet surface ships and turned back during a brief but intense action. During the battle, two battlships are sunk including Fuso and three destroyers including Michishio.

Fusō
Sunk October 25, 1944 by aerial bombs and torpedo hits, located 2017 by RV Petrel

Michishio
Sunk October 25, 1944 by gunfire and torpedoes from USS McDermutt and USS Hutchins

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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