A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Coral Sea, Battle of the

Coral Sea, Battle of the On 4–8 May 1942, Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher’s US task force (2 carriers, 8 cruisers, 12 destroyers) intercepted an invasion force under Rear Admiral Aritomo Goto and Vice Admiral Takeo Takagi (3 carriers, 4 heavy cruisers, 1 destroyer) steaming to capture Port Moresby, New Guinea. Tactically a draw, the battle checked Japan from advancing beyond northern New Guinea, gave the US its first naval success in the Pacific, and was the first classic carrier battle, in which enemy fleets never saw each other. US losses: 1 carrier sunk, 1 destroyer sunk. Japanese losses: 1 carrier sunk, 1 carrier disabled.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Coral Sea, Battle of the," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 13, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T5K1E4VH5HR1KPU.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Coral Sea, Battle of the." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 13 Apr. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T5K1E4VH5HR1KPU.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Coral Sea, Battle of the' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 13 April 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T5K1E4VH5HR1KPU.