A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Savo Island, Battle of

Savo Island, Battle of On 8–9 August 1942, en route to attack troop transports off Guadalcanal, Vice Admiral Guichi Mikawa’s 7 cruisers and 1 destroyer defeated Rear Admiral Richmond Turner’s 6 cruisers and 4 destroyers, but withdrew without destroying USMC invasion transports. US losses: 3 US cruisers, 1 Australian destroyer, 1,000 casualties. Japanese losses: minimal.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Savo Island, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 14, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BB3AIZEZ1K5EHAQ.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Savo Island, Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 14 Apr. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BB3AIZEZ1K5EHAQ.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Savo Island, Battle of' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 14 April 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=BB3AIZEZ1K5EHAQ.