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The USS South

Dakota (BB-57) was a South Dakota Class Battleship in the US Navy


Arrived Balboa (8/17/1942)

Ordered to Fiji with USS Juneau (8/18/1942)

Tasked at Suva to Support Invasion of Luganville with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, USS Northampton, USS Pensacola, HMS Danae, USS Marblehead, USS Juneau, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk

Supported invasion of Luganville (9/21/1942-9/24/1942)

Task Force Attacked Japanese Invasion fleet at Lunga (10/31/1942)

15 Japanese Ships Sunk

Supported invasion of Rossel Island with HMS Ramillies, HMS Devonshire, HMAS Canberra, HNLMS Java, HMNZS Leander HMS Danae, USS Marblehead, USS Juneau, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk (11/3/1942)

Escorted USS Yorktown and USS Wasp in raid on Rabaul with HMS Prince of Wales, USS Portland, USS Houston, USS Atlanta, USS Juneau, and USS Trenton (12/1/1942)

Began Refit at Pearl Harbor (12/18/1942)

Repairs completed at Pearl Harbor (1/12/1943)

Begins refit at Pearl harbor (3/3/1943)

Supported Invasion of Wake Island with USS Colorado USS Portland, USS Chicago, USS Atlanta, USS San Juan, USS Oakland, and USS Reno (5/29/1943)

Took 5 Shell hits

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