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Battle of Sagami Bay

The Battle of Sagami Bay was a World War II anti-shipping raid off the tip of Bōsō Peninsula on the night of 22 July 1945. It was the last surface action of the war. Destroyer Squadron 61 (DesRon 61) of the U.S Navy engaged with a Japanese convoy consisting of two freighters escorted by subchaser No. 42 and minesweeper No.1. The Americans sank a freighter, No.5 Hakutetsu Maru of 800 long tons (810 t), and damaged another freighter, Enbun Maru of 6,919 long tons (7,030 t). The Japanese escorts were not damaged.

Battle of Sagami Bay
Part of World War II
Date22/23 July 1945
Locationoff Bōsō Peninsula
Result United States victory
Belligerents
 United States  Japan
Commanders and leaders
United States T.H. Hederman Empire of Japan Unknown
Strength
9 destroyers 1 minesweeper
1 submarine chaser
2 freighters
Casualties and losses
None 1 freighter sunk
1 freighter damaged

ReferencesEdit

  • "Shootout in Tokyo Bay". USS DeHaven Sailor's Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2005. Retrieved March 4, 2005.
  • Bob Culver Our Ship's Diary As Told By The Crew: Uss Samuel N. Moore Dd-747, Iuniverse Inc, 2004, ISBN 0-595-33762-7
  • "IJN Subchaser CH-42: Tabular Record of Movement". Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Peter Cundall. Retrieved May 14, 2012.