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    Roviana Lagoon (Rubiana) Western Province Solomon Islands

38th BG c1942-1943
Location
Roviana Lagoon borders the southern coast of New Georgia Island from Olsen's Landing to the west of Munda and continues westward. The southern edge of the lagoon is formed by a number of barrier islands includng Ndora Island, Baraulu Island, Onaiavisi Channel, Sasavele Island (Dume Island) and Roviana Island. Beyond to the south is Blanche Channel. The Japanese referred to this location as "Rubiana". Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP). Today located in Western Province in the Solomon Islands.

PT-153
Scuttled on July 4, 1943

PT-158
Scuttled on July 4, 1943

References
At Close Quarters PT Boats in the United States Navy (1962) pages 115 (June 30, 1943 patrol), 566 (index Roviana)

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July 9, 2020

 

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